Thorbjørn Olesen, star of The 2018 Ryder Cup, has confirmed he will return to Gothenburg for the Scandinavian Invitation from August 22-25.
The Dane, who made his European Tour debut at this very event in 2009, has happy memories from his time spent in Sweden and will be looking to add a sixth European Tour victory to his name at Hills Golf & Sports Club.
The 29-year-old has finished fourth on three separate occasions in the tournament, most notably last year, when he needed a strong performance to help solidify his position in Thomas Bjørn’s European Ryder Cup team with just two weeks remaining until the qualification period ended at Made in Denmark in his homeland.
His fourth-place finish at the Gothenburg venue kept him on track for his Ryder Cup debut at Le Golf National in Paris where he went on to win his singles match in impressive fashion by beating Jordan Spieth 5&4, as Team Europe defeated the United States 17.5-10.5.
“I have a lot of good memories from Sweden,” said Olesen, a Rolex Series winner at last year’s Italian Open. “I’ve been close a few times and it was also the event where I made my European Tour debut. I remember that very clearly, back in 2009 at Barsebäck with my friend on the bag - it was a fantastic week for me to start my professional career.
“The last few times I've played it, I've had some great support, both from the Swedes and a lot of Danes that have come along to watch the event. It's a great tournament and I love coming back to Gothenburg.”
“I was pretty close last year, and it felt like I had a chance on Sunday. It's a very interesting course because there are a lot of risk and reward holes to make a lot of birdies, and the par fives are reachable, but you can easily come unstuck and get yourself into trouble. It makes for fun golf.”
Tickets for the 2019 Scandinavian Invitation are on sale now here: www.scandinavianinvitation.se with concessions available for children aged 7 to 17 when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.
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