Henrik Stenson & Annika Sorenstam to host Scandinavian Mixed in 2020
On Monday, the European and Ladies European Tours made a joint announcement about a new and exciting tournament, set to debut in June 2020.
The inaugural Scandinavian Mixed will tee off June 11-14, 2020 with major winners Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam as hosts. Taking place at the Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Stockholm, the unique event will see 78 men and 78 women competing against each other for the same prize and trophy.
Stenson has committed to play in the mixed event for the next three years, while Sorenstam, who retired in 2008, has said she will play in the ProAm for the same time period.
Alexandra Armas, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ladies European Tour, stated on Monday, “This is a pivotal moment for European golf. This new tournament in Sweden will be an innovative and inclusive new offering which will elevate our sport to the next level and advance gender balance, ultimately showing that golf is a game for all. Sweden has always produced a wealth of world class golfers and we look forward to having a strong field featuring the best Swedish women including major winners and those whom featured in Europe’s sensational Solheim Cup victory last month.”
“The European Tour has been leading the way in terms of innovative formats and I believe this is certainly one that can be part of the way golf is played in the future,” said Stenson.
With Sorenstam adding, “This mixed tournament is another way to bring our game to the younger generation in Sweden and for those watching around the world.”
We can’t wait to see how the action plays out in Stockholm!