Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika Predictions, Picks & Odds
- The tournament features 78 men and 78 women playing the same course
- The event is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Ladies European Tour
- Swedish legends Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam are joint hosts
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Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika Odds
|Sam Horsfield||+1400 |
|Joost Luiten||+1800 |
|Jason Scrivener||+1800 |
|Alexander Bjork||+2000 |
|Kalle Samooja||+2000 |
|Ryan Fox||+2000 |
|Maja Stark||+2500 |
|Atthaya Thitikul||+2800 |
|Jamie Donaldson||+3000 |
|Joachim B Hansen||+3300 |
|Emily Kristine Pedersen||+3300 |
Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika Picks
Jamie Donaldson has an outstanding record on Swedish soil and has current form too. The veteran is worth an outright bet at +3000 e.w. (¼ 1-2-3-4-5) with bet365.
Ryan Fox appears a good fit for the course and comes in off a tied 11th in Germany last week. He can beat Kalle Samooja over 72 holes at -120 (bet365).
Matthew Southgate is another good performer in Sweden. Runner-up last week and a proven fast starter, he can be first-round leader at +4000 e.w. (¼ 1-2-3-4-5) with bet365.
Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika
|Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika Event Information|
|What||Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika|
|Location||Vallda G&CC, Kungsbacka, Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Time||Thursday, June 10 – Sunday, June 13|
|How to Watch||Thursday/Friday 7 am-12 pm (Golf Channel), Saturday 7.30 am-8 am (Golf Channel), Sunday 7.30 am-8 am (Golf Channel). All 4 days on Sky Sports|
Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika
The European Tour breaks new ground this week, staging a tournament co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour.
Swedish golfing legends Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam play host to an event that sees 78 men and 78 women battle it out against each other over the same course, competing for one prize.
To level the playing field, the men play from the men’s tees and the women from the ladies’ tees. But, aside from that, it’s a regular strokeplay tournament with the usual cut after 36 holes for the top 65 and ties.
To further enhance the mixed philosophy, the groupings over the first two days comprise both men and women.
Vallda is a new venue that is regarded as a mix of dry fast-running heathland and linksland. Martin Hawtree designed the track and he’s best known for his restoration work on classic tracks such as Royal Birkdale, Royal Melbourne and Portmarnock.
It’s a par 72 with the men’s yardage listed as 7,060 and the women’s 6,138. That could alter as the tournament goes on.
Looking at the betting, male players occupy the top six slots in the market, with Sweden’s Maja Stark the shortest-priced female at 2.
She’s still an amateur but, notably, has finished tied 13th and tied 16th in the last two editions of the US Women’s Open so has plenty of pedigree.
Sam Horsfield is the favorite at +1400. The Englishman won twice on the European Tour last August and made an early impression on the PGA Championship leaderboard at Kiawah Island before falling back to tied 49th.
The co-hosts will also try their luck. Stenson is +4500 which looks big on first glance but he’s missed eight of his last 11 worldwide cuts so his form is terrible.
Sorenstam, who retired from competitive golf over 10 years ago, is +30000 but she won’t be a factor.
Donaldson Can Make a Mark
Although the format is ultimately not as different as punters might have expected once finding out that the tournament was mixed, there is certainly a different dynamic this week.
And it could just pay to go with a bit of experience in what should be a fairly loose, gentle atmosphere.
Jamie Donaldson is a European Tour veteran who has witnessed every format going and he just so happens to be a bit of a standout when looking at previous form in Sweden.
The Welshman has an outstanding record in the country on a variety of courses.
He won the Challenge Tour’s Telia Grand Prix at Bro Balsta way back in 2001 and was fifth in the Scandinavian Invitation on his most recent visit in August 2019.
Between those two events, he’s pegged it up another 12 times in Sweden and logged nine 10 top 20s, with six of those doubling as top 10s.
It’s an incredible bank of form and he’ll return in pretty decent nick.
Donaldson was fifth in March’s Qatar Masters and has reeled off a further three top 16s in five starts since. That includes tied 12th at the Tenerife Open last month and all parts of his game look to be functioning well.
In a week when we don’t have any course form to go on, the former Ryder Cup star could be a nice solution.
Take Donaldson at +3000 with bet365. Their each-way terms are 1/4 1-2-3-4-5.
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Fox Can Outwit Samooja
Match bets are fairly thin on the ground and I like the look of JB Hansen although, unfortunately, he’s been paired with our outright pick Donaldson.
However, there is still one that takes the eye: Ryan Fox to beat Kalle Samooja over 72 holes.
New Zealand’s Fox has shown himself to be a strong performer on fast-running terrain.
He has a fourth and a sixth to his name on Scottish Open links courses, the former at Dundonald and the latter at Gullane.
And in the Irish Open he was fourth at Portstewart and runner-up at Ballyliffin, two more links tracks where running the ball in is a key skill.
In addition, he was tied 21st on his last trip to Sweden in the Nordea Masters and last week he posted a fine tied 11th place in the European Open.
Samooja has some strong recent form either side of a chastening missed cut (74-80) in the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island but, on this particular style of course, Fox looks the one to be on.
Take the Kiwi to record the lowest 72-hole score at -120 (bet365).
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Southgate Can Start Fast
With no top 20 offerings, we’ll round off with a bet on the first-round leader market.
The one worth a shot is Matthew Southgate at +4000.
Southgate was the halfway leader in Germany last week (sixth after 18 holes) and eventually went on to finish runner-up so he’s in great form.
The Englishman has held a couple of first-round leads in the last few seasons and one came in neighboring Denmark in 2019.
As for Sweden, he’s made the top 10 in his last two starts there. In the most recent he opened with a 65 at the Scandinavian Invitation.
Back him in the first-round leader market which has each-way terms of ¼ 1-2-3-4-5.
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Dave Tindall is former golf editor at SkySports.com and Golf365.com and has been writing betting previews for the PGA Tour and European Tour since 1997. He has also written for a range of betting companies, including William Hill and Betfair, as well as being a regular columnist for Rotoworld, The Guardian, Sporting Life and Planet Sport. His other area of speciality is football while he's also covered cricket and tennis.
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