Mikael Lindberg is looking to secure his DP World Tour playing rights for 2023 when he tees it up at this week’s B-NL Challenge Trophy by Hulencourt.
The Swede climbed 23 places to 11th on the Road to Mallorca Rankings after securing his maiden European Challenge Tour victory on home soil at last week’s Indoor Golf Group Challenge, a tournament reduced to 54 holes due to inclement weather in the Helsingborg area.
The 29-year-old arrives at Hulencourt full of confidence after his recent triumph and is hoping to cement his spot in the top 20 on the Rankings with just seven events left to play.
“The victory means a lot to me,” he said. “I have been playing well over the last few weeks, but I struggled to get my putter going. Last week my putting was great, and it has given me a lot of confidence for the rest of the season.
“I haven’t had much time to let it sink in yet. It was a long drive home on Sunday night back to Stockholm from Helsingborg and then I played 27 holes yesterday. Next week I have a week off so that will be the time to celebrate.”
Lindberg has enjoyed an impressive season on the Challenge Tour with one victory and four further top tens, however he is not getting complacent and believes there is still room for improvement in his game.
“There is still a lot of golf to play, and I think my game is getting stronger each week,” he said. “It’s nice to play some good golf and I’m targeting a top 20 finish. I’ve put myself in a great position, so I need to make the most of it now.”
Lindberg will be joined in Belgium by Road to Mallorca Number One Freddy Schott and home favourite Christopher Mivis.