Linn Grant makes history as the first female winner on the Men’s European Tour | Golf News



HALMSTAD (Sweden): Sweden’s Linn Grant made history on Sunday when she became the first woman to win a men’s European Tour event with a nine-stroke triumph at Scandinavian Mixed.
The tournament, featuring men from the DP World Tour circuit and women from the Ladies European Tour (LET) all playing on the same course, saw the 22-year-old Swede win her third title in just six starts this season.
“I just hope people will recognize women’s golf, more sponsors will go to LET and hopefully that will energize the women’s game a bit more,” she said.
Grant made no mistake at Halmstad Golf Club, extending his lead overnight from two shots to seven with five birdies in the first six holes.
She managed to keep her card clean with three successive pars despite pouring rain before making another birdie in the tenth.
Grant took further shots at 11th and 14th to reach 24 under par and win by the biggest margin on the DP World Tour – the rebranded European Tour – so far this season.
“It’s huge. Just playing at home and having the crowd here, my family on my side, my boyfriend on the bag – it’s crazy and I’m proud of myself,” Grant told
“Pontus (Grant’s caddy and boyfriend) has been amazing, keeping me calm and doing everything right. The crowds are, as always, amazing. The Swedish crowds!”
When asked if she particularly wanted to beat the men this week, Grant replied, “Of course – the most important thing!
“It’s a nice feeling. All week I felt like it’s the girls against the guys and whoever wins this trophy represents the peloton.”
Henrik Stenson, the 2016 British Open champion, finished tied for second on 15 under alongside Marc Warren.


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