Leader of the Road to Costa del Sol on the Ladies European Tour, 23-year-old Swede Linn Grant is also eligible to compete in the LPGA Final next week but the former Arizona State University student will not be at the start.
of the CME Group Tour due to US entry restrictions related to his COVID-19 vaccination status. Winner of the Scandinavian Mixed in June and 3 other tournaments on the LET, Linn Grant is undoubtedly one of the fittest golfers of the moment.
Leader of the LET ranking, 25th in the world ranking, the player from Helsingborg also occupies the 51st in the general ranking of the LPGA, and as such, enters the field of the final of the great American circuit at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples , in Florida next week.
Indeed the tournament which will reward the winner with a first prize of 2 million dollars is reserved for the 60 best players of the season. With travel restrictions to enter the United States for the unvaccinated, it is still impossible for me to play LPGA tournaments
Linn Grant Unfortunately Grant, who has only played six times on the LPGA this season, and each time in tournaments played outside the United States (France, Scotland, Ireland, South Korea and Japan), is a victim of his vaccination status.
. Like Novak Djokovic who was unable to take part in the US Tennis Open, Grant is not vaccinated against Covid 19 and is taking his troubles patiently hoping that the health policy of the USA will change in the coming months.
Linn Grant, statements
“Under normal circumstances, I would naturally like to participate in the CME,” Grant said through a statement from his agent. “Like everyone else, it’s a goal to play the season-ending tournament, especially this year when CME is poised to make the biggest check in women’s golf history.
This is of course fantastic for us players, but more importantly it is proof of the true value of women’s golf. Nevertheless, with the travel restrictions to enter the United States for the unvaccinated, it is still impossible for me to play LPGA tournaments in the United States.
That’s the only reason I don’t play at the CME.” Winner of the Terre Blanche Ladies Open at the end of 2021, Linn Grant and her very athletic swing had burst into the eyes of the general public by becoming the first woman to win on the DP World Tour during the mixed tournament jointly organized by Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam in Sweden.
During this event she had dominated the men and outstripped the second female player in the ranking by 14 strokes! “I will now focus on finishing the LET final in Andalusia well,” said Grant, who will try to succeed the Road to Costa del Sol winners on the Ladies European Tour to Thailand’s world number 1 Atthaya Thitikul.