Sports · June 16, 2022

Linn Grant makes history as the first female winner of the DP World Tour

The Swedish golfer scored an impressive nine-stroke victory at the Scandinavian Mixed event after posting a final round, eight under 64s at Halmstad Golf Club.

Grant, who turned pro last year, finished 24 under par, comfortably away from fellow countrymen Henrik Stenson and Scotsman Marc Warren, and 14 shots from the next woman, Gabriella Cowley.

When asked if competing and being successful against her male counterparts was motivation for her, Grant said, “For sure, that was the most important thing!”

“It’s a great feeling and all week I felt it was the girls against the boys and whoever picked up the trophy that represented that part of the pitch,” he told Sky Sports.

The Scandinavian Mixed event is hosted by the great Swedes Stenson and Annika Sorenstam.

It is part of the men’s European Tour, which has been renamed the DP World Tour, since 1991 but was co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour in 2020.

Now, both men and women attend the event. Although they play on different shirts, a winner is crowned, with Jonathan Caldwell winning the first edition last year.

Grant tees off on the 13th hole on the last day of the Scandinavian Mixed.

In 2022, 78 men and 78 women were in attendance, and it was 22-year-old Grant who made history after four long days of play.

Playing with her boyfriend, Pontus, as her caddy, Grint, who made it to number 1 in the female world. 156 – carded 26 birds and an eagle to facilitate an admirable victory.

“I just hope that people recognize women’s golf more, that the sponsors go to the Ladies European Tour and hopefully that increases the women’s game a little more,” Grant told Sky Sports later.

“I didn’t see it (the lead) until the 13th green, where the screen was, and it was a bit (a shock). I thought maybe three or four ahead, but then when I saw eight, I was like if I could really breathe out a little and go ahead and do my thing. ”