Stenson chasing Swedish success

Henrik Stenson looking for a first European Tour win on home soil at the Scandinavian Invitation at Hills Golf & Sports Club.

Henrik Stenson at the press conference of Scandinavian Invitation(Getty Images)

Aug 20, 2019: Henrik Stenson insists he is putting no pressure on himself as he looks for a first European Tour win on home soil at the Scandinavian Invitation.

The Swede won the Gula Sidorna Grand Prix in 2000 en route to finishing top of the European Challenge Tour Rankings but all of his 11 European Tour wins have come outside of his home country.

Those victories include an Open Championship and two DP World Tour Championships, Dubai but after finishing second in this event twice under different guises, the 43-year-old would love to win in front of his home fans at Hills Golf & Sports Club.

Through his foundation, Stenson has been a supporter of disabled golf, introducing two annual scholarships and hosting the Handicamp, a training camp for disabled golfers.This week he will be meeting up with Joakim Björkman – one of Sweden’s top disabled golfers who played in the inaugural EDGA Scottish Open last month – and Stenson is delighted to continue to give his support to the disabled game.

Marcus Kinhult is another home favourite who will be teeing it up this week and he is glad to be back in action for the first time since the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open. It will be a much-anticipated homecoming to Gothenburg after the 2017 Challenge Tour graduate from Fiskebäckskil went on to claim his maiden European Tour victory at the 2019 Betfred British Masters in stunning fashion.

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