Scandinavian Mixed 2021: Your form check ahead of this unique new tournament

The Scandinavian Mixed tournament takes place at Vallda Golf & Country Club, 20 miles south of Gothenburg
Annika Sorenstam and Henrik Stenson will co-host this ground-breaking new event

History will be made on Thursday when players from the European Tour and Ladies European Tour compete in the same tournament. Preview stats supplied by Andy Swales...

"Tour veteran Joost Luiten has shown some improved consistency in recent weeks. The former world No 28 from the Netherlands has posted five top-20 finishes from his last six starts – albeit in mediocre fields."

The European Tour breaks new ground this week when it joins forces with its female equivalent to co-host the first-ever mixed event at this level.

Jointly hosted by Sweden's greatest ever male and female golfers, Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam, the Scandinavian Mixed tournament will take place at Vallda Golf & Country Club, located around 20 miles south of Gothenburg.

The maiden tournament was due to be held last summer, but was cancelled because of the pandemic.

Twelve months later, history will finally be made when 78 golfers from the European Tour will tee-up alongside the same number from the Ladies European Tour (LET) to contest 72 holes of stroke play.

There will be a prize fund of €1m for this officially-designated Tour event, with World Ranking points available. It will also count towards qualifying for the Solheim Cup.

The 156 competitors are competing for one prize fund and a one trophy.

Latest odds for this week's Scandinavian Mixed tournament at Vallda

Vallda, which opened 12 years ago, is equipped with undulating greens, along with fast running fairways and quick putting surfaces. There is a distinct links feel to it.

In-form males

It's difficult to know what to expect this week, with regards to pin-pointing those likely to perform well.

To some, it may feel like a novelty event or a pre-tournament pro-am.

It's hard to judge whether behaviour will change. Certainly, in the earlier rounds, some players may feel a little restricted in the way they express themselves after a good or bad shot. Even the most minor of changes can disrupt a player's normal routine and flow.

Regarding good current form, Tour veteran Joost Luiten has shown some improved consistency in recent weeks.

The former world No 28 from the Netherlands has posted five top-20 finishes from his last six starts - albeit in mediocre fields.

That said, this week's contingent will be of a similar standard with Sam Horsfield the highest-ranked men's golfer, at No 86 in the world, taking part.

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Over the past six and a half months, Finland's Kalle Samooja has been moving ever closer to a maiden European Tour success.

He lost a play-off in Cyprus last November, while adding two more top-four finishes, including one in Dubai.

In-form females

Among the female entries, there are plenty of golfers who have enjoyed a strong start to the Ladies European Tour (LET) year.

One such player is Helsinki-born Sanna Nuutinen who has registered top-10 finishes in all three tournaments staged on Tour during 2021.

Experienced South African Lee-Ann Pace, 40, is the standout player this week.

The 10-time winner on Tour triumphed at last month's South African Open, and arrives in Sweden after playing all four days of last week's US Open in California.

And Annika Sorenstam makes a competitive return to the LET, having retired from competition in 2008.

The 10-time major winner, now 50, played a one-off tournament on the LPGA Tour earlier this year, finishing 74th, after rounds of 75-71-79-76.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Note: Only Ladies European Tour results included in table (not LPGA Tour).

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Last 10 Weeks

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W23 W22 W21 W20 W19 W18 W17 W16 W15 W14
Sam Horsfield 49 21 MC 4 15
Aaron Rai MC MC MC
Jason Scrivener 55 3 23 MC
Sami Valimaki MC MC 21 27 22
Kalle Samooja 18 MC 9 3 MC
Adri Arnaus MC 52 43 4 8 62 MC
Henrik Stenson MC MC 64 63 11 38 MC
Joachim B Hansen MC MC 57 22 7
Jamie Donaldson 57 12 15
Darren Fichardt 12 14 MC
Joost Luiten 11 15 Wd 8 12
Renato Paratore 11 71 11 Wd MC 12
Marc Warren MC
Ryan Fox 11 MC
Maximilian Kieffer 45 MC MC MC 2 2
Masahiro Kawamura 29 17 MC 23 28 MC 33
Adrian Otaegui 58 37 40 34 60 MC
Maverick Antcliff 11 MC MC 2 42 21 53
Wil Besseling 18 19 MC 29 4
Sean Crocker 11 MC MC MC 18 56 47
Benjamin Hebert 7 MC MC MC MC 33
Joakim Lagergren MC 25 MC MC 18 MC
Alexander Bjork 29 6 30 12 21 MC
Jacques Kruyswijk 39 14 17 7
Francesco Laporta MC MC MC 27 33 62
Gavin Green MC MC 65 MC
Matthew Southgate 2 MC 34 20 MC MC
Steven Brown MC 40 MC MC
Sebastian Rodriguez Garcia MC 19 43 MC 8 MC MC
Sebastian Soderberg Wd 40 43 56 56 MC
Niklas Lemke Wd MC Wd
Matthew Jordan MC MC 66 56 MC MC
Robert Rock MC MC
Dave Horsey 25 31 MC MC MC Wd
Justin Walters 40 MC 51 48 52 21
Ashun Wu 45 40 21 MC 48 21 33
Dale Whitnell 11 19 21 56 54 MC 15
Jack Senior 18 MC 52 34 MC 8 MC
Ross McGowan MC MC MC
Daan Huizing 1 MC 5 25 MC
Oliver Farr MC 68 MC MC 69 MC
Yikeun Chang 52 70 MC MC 6 MC MC
Richie Ramsay 25 MC 43 23 22 29
Shubhankar Sharma MC 8 34 69 MC MC 61
Darius Van Driel 2 MC 57 MC 63 8 56
Robin Sciot-Siegrist MC MC 62 12 22 MC MC
David Drysdale 45 MC MC Wd MC 61
Scott Hend MC MC MC 51 8
Ewen Ferguson 36 Wd 4 MC 3 MC MC
James Morrison MC MC 21 48 56 70
Rhys Enoch 29 MC MC 23 69 38 MC
Zander Lombard MC MC 20 42 45 24
Jonathan Caldwell MC 31 65 MC 42 21 MC
Lorenzo Gagli MC 59 MC MC MC 15
Aaron Cockerill MC MC 40 34 48 29 MC
Bryce Easton 71 MC MC 31 31 MC
Garrick Porteous MC 59 62 40 MC 29 15
Josh Geary 60 6 12 62
Robin Roussel MC MC MC MC MC 29 MC
Rikard Karlberg 29 MC MC MC MC 47
Edoardo Molinari 2 MC 8 45 28 MC MC
Alejandro Canizares MC MC 40 MC 28 38 7
Nacho Elvira MC MC 73 MC MC MC MC
Oliver Fisher Wd 12 MC MC
Ludvig Aberg
Sihwan Kim MC MC MC 45 18 45 47
Ashley Chesters 18 MC 43 MC 62 33
Toby Tree 64 MC MC MC 69 MC MC
Gonzalo F`dez-Castano 52 MC MC MC MC MC 45
Andres Romero MC
Haydn Porteous Wd 40 Wd MC 63 MC MC
Oliver Wilson MC 72 75 75 52
Jake McLeod MC MC MC MC 75 MC MC
Ricardo Santos MC 43 40 MC MC 28
Benjamin Poke 29 MC MC MC MC 29 73
Kristoffer Broberg MC MC MC MC 54
Carlos Pigem MC MC MC 75 MC MC MC
Pedro Figueiredo MC 52 MC 40 MC MC MC
Paul Dunne MC Wd 52 45 MC MC 33
David Howell MC MC MC MC MC
Thomas Bjorn 31 67
Peter Hanson MC MC MC MC
Vincent Norrman
Results on Ladies European Tour
Player W23 W22 W20
Annika Sorenstam
Emily Kristine Pedersen
Lee-Anne Pace 1
Amy Boulden MC MC
Leonie Harm 2
Ursula Wikstrom 29 2 23
Gabriella Cowley 15 2
Nicole Garcia 3
Karolin Lampert 3
Sarah Schober 29 16 5
Sanna Nuutinen 3 10 8
Stephanie Kyriacou 15 4
Michele Thomson MC 4
Chloe Williams MC 4
Atthaya Thitikul 6
Carly Booth
Pia Babnik 1 MC 5
Nuria Iturrioz
Meghan MacLaren 23
Tvesa Malik 6 10 23
Olivia Cowan 3 10 23
Lejan Lewthwaite 42 7 51
Camille Chevalier 23 21 12
Caroline Hedwall 29 21 12
Eleanor Givens 59 7 MC
Christine Wolf 6 10 28
Marianne Skarpnord 23 16 23
Anne-Charlotte Mora MC MC 8
Nobuhle Dlamini 46 59 10
Magdalena Simmermacher 36 MC 10
Johanna Gustavsson 14 16 35
Tiia Koivisto MC 16 35
Maria Hernandez MC 21 27
Kylie Henry 23 29 20
Jenny Haglund MC 43 16
Celine Herbin 12
Agathe Sauzon 15 MC 12
Sarina Schmidt 59 MC 16
Lydia Hall 21 40
Casandra Hall 20 21 40
Anne-Lise Caudal 6 54 20
Astrid Vayson De Pradenne MC 21 56
Hannah Burke MC
Kim Metraux 28
Cloe Frankish 57 MC 28
Carmen Alonso 29 MC 28
Becky Morgan 46 29
Felicity Johnson 3 29
Whitney Hillier 23 29
Stacy Lee Bregman 64 MC Wd
Liz Young 66 35
Tonje Daffinrud 71 35
Maiken Bing Paulsen 46 54 47
Lucrezia Colombotto Rosso 29 MC 40
Camilla Lennarth MC MC
Manon De Roey MC 59 47
Linda Wessberg MC
Diksha Dagar 43
Kelsey Macdonald 15 43
Krista Bakker 29 43
Noemi Jimenez Martin MC MC MC
Alison Muirhead 6 MC
Maha Haddioui 36 62 51
Florentyna Parker 29 MC 45
Karoline Lund MC MC 45
Alice Hewson MC 47
Luiza Altmann 36 47 MC
Jessica Karlsson MC MC
Laura Fuenfstueck 36 50
Lina Boqvist 20 50 MC
Annabel Dimmock 2 50
Silvia Banon 59 MC 51
Beth Allen MC 54
Emma Nilsson MC MC 56
Katja Pogacar MC MC 56
Laura Gomez Ruiz 42 MC 63
Laura Murray MC 63
Lily May Humphreys 23
Maja Stark
Linn Grant
Filippa Moork MC MC
Josefine Nyqvist MC MC
Carolin Kauffmann MC MC MC
Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir 59 MC
Astha Madan MC MC

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