Updated: Jun 15
Date: Thursday, June 10 2021
Location: Vallda G&CC, Gothenburg, Sweden
Course: Par 72 Length: 6,458 meters
Strokes Gained: Approach
Greens In Regulation
Strokes Gained: Putting
Strokes Gained: Around The Green
Alfred Dunhill Links Form
Scottish Open Form
Tournament Winners Inaugural tournament
Winner Profile This is the debut Scandanavian Mixed on a brand new course. It has links/heathland characteristics. The men and women play off different tees but length is not expected to be an issue. This is a second shot course with fast greens so looking for strong iron play and an ability on the greens.
Alexander Bjork: Quality Swede who ranks 8th in Strokes Gained: Approach and 9th in Strokes Gained: Putting. Finished Top 20 in the 2020 Scottish Open and 2018 Irish Open. Form strong with Top 20 finishes in three of his last five starts.
Adri Arnaus: Top 8 finishes at the Tenerife Open and Canary Islands Championship. Posted a Top 15 finish at the 2019 Irish Open. Ranks Top 20 in Strokes Gained: Putting and Putting Average.
Jacques Kruyswijk: Excellent short-game exponent. Ranks 2nd in Strokes Gained: Around The Green and 16th in Scrambling. Also ranks 3rd in Putting Average, 6th in Strokes Gained: Putting and 10th in Three-Putt Avoidance. Finished Top 17 in three of four starts.
Stephanie Kyriacou: Talented Australian who won the Australian Ladies Classic by 8 strokes last season. Ranks 2nd in Putting Average and 14th in GIR on the ELT this season. Top 15 finishes in both starts in 2021.
Darren Fichardt: Ranks 3rd in Strokes Gained: Approach and 14th in Scrambling. Top 14 finishes in two of his last three starts.
Josh Geary: Form is very good with Top 12 finishes in two of his last three starts. Good putter who ranks 6th in Putting Average and 12th in Three-Putt Avoidance while he ranks 8th in Strokes Gained: Around The Green.
Outside Chances Robert Rock: Veteran who loves links golf. Finished 3rd in the 2020 Scottish Open, 4th in the 2019 Irish Open and 16th in the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links. Ranks 14th in Strokes Gained: Approach.
Joakim Lagergren: Local short-game specialist. Ranks 2nd in Putting Average 7th in Three-Putt Avoidance and 10th in Strokes Gained: Putting. Good links form with a 3rd in the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links and 12th in the 2018 Irish Open.