The European Tour makes its first visit to Denmark in 11 years this week, with a host of home-based players determined to be in the mix at the inaugural Made In Denmark tournament.
Thomas Bjorn is the man to beat, with the 15-time European Tour winner aiming to notch his first win this year before the Ryder Cup. Third in the Race to Dubai, and with the best world ranking in the field, the ‘Great Dane’ may take some beating this week.
One man looking to do just that is 24-year-old Thorbjorn Olesen. The young Dane has three top ten finishes to his name this year, one of them coming at Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament in June. With a home crowd cheering on the world No.96, Olesen will be determined to win on the European Tour for the first time since 2012.
Experienced European Tour stars Soren Kjeldsen and Anders Hansen add to a list of Danish nationals eager to win on home soil. Both men are seeking their fourth European Tour victory this week, and former Volvo Masters champ Kjeldsen will be trying his best to reward the home crowd with a win at Made in Denmark.
“With the support we are going to have, it might help,” said the 39-year-old, speaking to the European Tour. “You never know how you are going to react, but let’s hope some of the Danes do well because the fans love it here and they really want to see a Dane do well on Sunday.”
Made in Denmark :: The international challengers
Scotland’s Marc Warren travels to Denmark looking to build on his recent good form. Having finished 15th at the PGA Championship last week, the two-time European Tour winner will be in no doubt he can challenge for the Made in Denmark crown this weekend.
Another man heading to Made in Denmark in a rich vein of form is Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg. The world No.142 battled Warren at the Scottish Open last month and impressed many with his second place finish. He then turned out an impressive finish at the Open the following wek, so it’s no surprise he’s one of the favourites at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.
Other Scots in the field at Made in Denmark
A number of Scotland’s finest players are set to join Marc Warren in Denmark, such as Paul Lawrie, Richie Ramsay and Chris Doak.
Also testing themselves against Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort’s course are Scott Jamieson, Craig Lee and David Drysdale. Further additions to the Scottish charge include Jamie McLeary, Alastair Forsyth, Jack Doherty and Andrew McArthur.
For the full list of tee times for Made in Denmark’s first round, click here.