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The Scandinavian Masters, also known as the Nordea Masters or Scandinavian Invitation, was an annual golf tournament on the European Tour played in Sweden.

Scandinavian Masters
Scandinavian Masters (2) logo.png
LocationMölndal, Sweden (2018)
Established1991
Course(s)Hills Golf Club (2018)
Par71
Length7,169 yards (6,555 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund1,500,000
Month playedAugust
Aggregate261 Erik van Rooyen (2019)
To par−22 Mark Hensby and Henrik Stenson (2005)
South Africa Erik van Rooyen
Hills GC is located in Sweden
Hills GC
Hills GC
Location in Sweden

The tournament had its origins in the Volvo Open and the Scandinavian Enterprise Open, which, in 1973, became the first Swedish stop on the European Tour schedule. In 1991, the SEO merged with the PLM Open, with the resultant tournament being called the Scandinavian Masters.[1]

The Scandinavian Masters was generally the only European Tour event to be held in Scandinavia, and in 2013 had a prize fund of 1.5 million, which wass at the lower end of the scale for European Tour events held in the tour's home continent.

Until 2011, the tournament was played at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. For 2012, it moved to the first weekend in June, and was played from Wednesday to Saturday to allow players more time to travel to the following week's U.S. Open.[2] From 2013 to 2017 it was played in late May/early June, two weeks before the U.S. Open, but in 2018 it was played in August.

In 2020 the tournament was replaced by the Scandinavian Mixed, in which both male and female golfer compete.[3]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ()
Scandinavian Invitation
2019 Erik van Rooyen   South Africa Hills Golf Club 261 −19 1 stroke   Matthew Fitzpatrick 250,000
Nordea Masters
2018 Paul Waring   England Hills Golf Club 266 −14 Playoff   Thomas Aiken 250,000
2017 Renato Paratore   Italy Barsebäck 281 −11 1 stroke   Matthew Fitzpatrick
  Chris Wood
250,000
2016 Matthew Fitzpatrick   England Bro Hof Slott 272 −16 3 strokes   Lasse Jensen 250,000
2015 Alexander Norén (2)   Sweden PGA Sweden National 276 −12 4 strokes   Søren Kjeldsen 250,000
2014 Thongchai Jaidee   Thailand PGA Sweden National 272 −16 Playoff   Victor Dubuisson
  Stephen Gallacher
250,000
2013 Mikko Ilonen (2)   Finland Bro Hof Slott 267 −21 3 strokes   Jonas Blixt 250,000
2012 Lee Westwood (3)   England Bro Hof Slott 269 −19 5 strokes   Ross Fisher 250,000
2011 Alexander Norén   Sweden Bro Hof Slott 273 −15 7 strokes   Richard Finch 250,000
Nordea Scandinavian Masters
2010 Richard S. Johnson   Sweden Bro Hof Slott 277 −11 1 stroke   Rafael Echenique 266,660
SAS Masters
2009 Ricardo González   Argentina Barsebäck 282 −10 2 strokes   Jamie Donaldson 166,660
2008 Peter Hanson   Sweden Arlandastad Golf 271 −9 1 stroke   Nick Dougherty
  Pelle Edberg
266,660
Scandinavian Masters
2007 Mikko Ilonen   Finland Arlandastad Golf 274 −6 2 strokes   Christian Cévaër
  Nick Dougherty
  Jean-Baptiste Gonnet
  Peter Hedblom
  Martin Kaymer
266,660
EnterCard Scandinavian Masters
2006 Marc Warren   Scotland Barsebäck 278 −10 Playoff   Robert Karlsson 266,660
Scandinavian Masters by Carlsberg
2005 Mark Hensby   Australia Kungsängen GC 262 −22 Playoff   Henrik Stenson 266,660
2004 Luke Donald   England Barsebäck 272 −16 5 strokes   Peter Hanson 266,660
Scandic Carlsberg Scandinavian Masters
2003 Adam Scott   Australia Barsebäck 277 −11 2 strokes   Nick Dougherty 316,660
Volvo Scandinavian Masters
2002 Graeme McDowell   Northern Ireland Kungsängen GC 270 −14 1 stroke   Trevor Immelman 316,660
2001 Colin Montgomerie (3)   Scotland Barsebäck 274 −14 1 stroke   Ian Poulter
  Lee Westwood
300,000
2000 Lee Westwood (2)   England Kungsängen GC 270 −14 3 strokes   Michael Campbell 266,660
1999 Colin Montgomerie (2)   Scotland Barsebäck 268 −20 9 strokes   Jesper Parnevik 233,320
1998 Jesper Parnevik (2)   Sweden Kungsängen GC 273 −11 3 strokes   Darren Clarke 186,662
1997 Joakim Haeggman   Sweden Barsebäck 270 −18 4 strokes   Ignacio Garrido 175,000
1996 Lee Westwood   England Forsgardens GK 281 −7 Playoff   Paul Broadhurst
  Russell Claydon
163,324
1995 Jesper Parnevik   Sweden Barsebäck 270 −18 5 strokes   Colin Montgomerie 151,662
Scandinavian Masters
1994 Vijay Singh   Fiji Drottningholms GK 268 −20 3 strokes   Mark McNulty 151,662
1993 Peter Baker   England Forsgardens GK 278 −10 Playoff   Anders Forsbrand 151,662
1992 Nick Faldo   England Barsebäck 277 −11 3 strokes   Robert Allenby
  Peter Baker
  Danny Mijovic
  Frank Nobilo
  José María Olazábal
  Peter O'Malley
140,000
1991 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland Drottningholms GK 270 −18 1 stroke   Seve Ballesteros 140,000

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Tour Events". Svenska Golfförbundet. Retrieved 2008-11-17.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Swedish Golf Online - Nordea Masters Makes "Majors" Announcement
  3. ^ "European Tour partners with LET to launch mixed golf tournament". Sport Business. Retrieved 2019-10-15.[permanent dead link]

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