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History-maker Grant adds to her impressive CV

History-maker Grant adds to her impressive CV

Linn Grant only turned professional last year but has already built up an impressive CV and can now call herself the first female golfer to win a DP World Tour event.

Linn Grant

She achieved the feat in style on Sunday, winning the 2022 Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed by nine shots in her native Sweden with a nerveless final-round display.

In doing so, she saw off the challenge of home hero and tournament co-host Henrik Stenson, who finished in a tie for second.

Perhaps Grant was always destined for golfing greatness, with the game very much in her family's blood.

Her grandfather James Grant was a Scottish professional golfer who emigrated to Sweden, while her father John played on the Swedish Golf Tour.

After a successful amateur career, Grant turned professional in August 2021 and it did not take her long to get used to life in the paid ranks.

In her first Ladies European Tour event as a pro, Grant secured a runner-up finish at the Didriksons Skafto Open before coming second again at the Creekhouse Ladies Open the following week.

Then in October 2021, Grant proved she has what it takes to win with a four-shot victory at the Terre Blanche Ladies Open on the LET Access Series.

She rounded off 2021 by securing her LET and LPGA Tour memberships for 2022.

And it wasn't long before Grant was back in the winner's circle, claiming the Dimension Data Ladies Challenge title on the Sunshine Ladies Tour in February before repeating the trick at the Jabra Ladies Classic later that month.

Grant's maiden LET title came along at the Joburg Ladies Open the following month before she became a two-time winner at the Mithra Belgian Ladies Open in late May.

And she carried that form into her next tournament - the 2022 Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed - which saw 78 men and 78 women play the same course for one prize fund and one trophy at Halmstad Golf Club.

Grant played some sensational golf all week in Tylösand, posting rounds of 66, 68 and 66 on the opening three days to open up a two-shot lead after 54 holes.

And she kept her foot on the gas on Sunday, reeling off eight birdies and no bogeys to become the first woman to win on the DP World Tour and write her name in the history books.

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