HENRIK STENSON'S home club is the host for this week’s Nordea Masters. Stenson was made an Honorary Member in 2007 but has never won here.
The 7,729 yard, par 73, Masters Course, one of two at Barseback, is set to test the field. The greens will be fast and true so putting will be a prerequisite and because the fairways aren’t tight I will look at big hitters as well.
In the past there have been seven Swedish winners and seven British winners of the Nordea so maybe we should look to a player from those countries.
Lee Westwood hasn't had the best of seasons but it’s been steady. He hasn’t won since 2014 but in the last few months the belief seems to have returned and he was in with a chance in the BMW last weekend before a final round 73 saw him drop to T14.
Maybe the torrential rain affected him, which it shouldn’t have, but it seemed affect quite a lot of the field on Sunday.
Driving Distance: 298.2 (84th) Putting Average: 29.5 (86th).
Alexander Levy has had three top-10 finishes from five outings and although he just finished T51 at Wentworth last weekend he was one of many affected by the wind and rain.
He won the Volvo China Open at the end of April with an impressive -17 total. Has won four times on the European circuit and was the youngest Frenchman to win three times on Tour.
I know he’s not Swedish or English and isn’t the longest hitter on Tour but is certainly in with a shout. Driving Distance: 293.6 (128th) Putting Average: 29.5 (87th)
1.5pts ew Lee Westwood (BetVictor, 22-1)
1.5pts ew Alexander Levy (Ladbrokes, 25-1)