Golf: Linn Grant, first woman to win a European men’s circuit tournament

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La Suédoise Linn Grant posed with her trophy, after becoming the first woman to report on a European men’s circuit tournament, on June 12, or Scandinavian Mixed in Sweden. Photo: AFP/VNA/CVN

The 22 -year -old golfer prevailed in this competition which was held on the same course as the men of the DP World Tour circuit and the women of the Ladies European Tour (LET).

“I just hope that people will recognize women’s golf, that more sponsors will go to LET and that it will stimulate women’s golf a little more,” he said. said Grant, who won his third tournament of the season in six days on Sunday, June 12.

On the course at the Halmstad Golf Club, the Swede reached a 24 -point final card under the par, far ahead of his closest followers, the Swedish Henrik Stenson, winner of the 2016 British Open, and the Scotsman Marc Warren, in equal measure at -15. This is the biggest margin observed this season between the winner of a tournament and his dolphin on the DP World Tour, the new European circuit.

“It’s huge. Play at home and have the crowd here, my family, by my side, my little friend in the bag (Pontus is also his caddy, NDLR), it’s crazy and i’m proud of me “, a comment on Suédoise, citée sur le site europeantour.com.

When asked if beating men in this tournament was her main motivation this week, she replied: “Of course, that’s the most important thing! It’s a pleasant feeling. All week, I had the impression that it was like girls against boys (…)”

Her compatriot, Annika Sorenstam, mother of the event and legend of the history of her sport with ten titles in Major, greeted her performance. “I’m excited and happy for Linn”she told Sky Sports. “I hope we can serve her victory and that people will see the quality of women’s golf – Linn could not have proved it better.”

Linn Grant is the little-daughter of James Grant, a professional Scottish golfer who emigrated to Helsingsborg (Sweden).

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