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Linn Grant

Who is Linn Grant?

She’s a Swedish history-maker, but who is Linn Grant? Find out more about the Solheim Cupper with our player profile here…

 

Linn Grant is one of the rising talents of women’s golf, with 11 professional titles to her name before the age of 25.

Grant has family ties to golf, with both her father and grandfather enjoying success in the sport. She was born in Helsingborg in 1999, winning the Ladies British Amateur Stroke Play Championship, and being part of winning Swedish teams at the European Girls Amateur Championship and European Ladies Amateur Championships during her amateur career.

After spending four years at Arizona State University, where she won four times and was a two-time All-American, Grant graduated and turned professional in 2021. She had already won twice on the Swedish Golf Tour, and would soon become a Ladies European Tour star.

Grant won six times across the Sunshine Ladies Tour and the Ladies European Tour in 2022, topping the Order of Merit in both tours. She was also named Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year and Ladies European Tour Player of the Year that same season. Not only that, but Grant’s victory at the Scandinavian Mixed was a history-making one, as she became the first woman to secure a win on the DP World Tour. The Swede then claimed her first LPGA Tour title in 2023, winning the Dana Open, before winning the Scandi Mixed for a second time in 2024.

Thanks to her performances over the two years prior to the 2023 Solheim Cup, the Swede secured an automatic place in the European team, and made her first appearance in the team competition as the home side retained the trophy with a 14-14 draw at Finca Cortesin.

Linn Grant | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Linn Grant
Born: June 20, 1999
Nationality: Sweden
Residence: Helsingborg, Sweden

Career

College: Arizona State University
Turned Pro: 2021
Professional Wins: 11
Highest World Ranking: 15 – September 4, 2023

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Chevron Championship – T17 (2024)
– Women’s PGA Championship – T20 (2023)
US Women’s Open – T23 (2020)
– Evian Championship – T8 (2022)
– AIG Women’s Open – T11 (2023)

Professional Wins – 12

2020 (2) – GolfUppsala Open, Swedish Match Play Championship
2021 (1) – Terre Blanche Ladies Open
2022 (6) – Dimension Data Ladies Challenge, Jabra Ladies Classic, Joburg Ladies Open, Mithra Belgian Ladies Open, Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed, Skafto Open
2023 (2) – Jabra Ladies Open, Dana Open
2024 (1) – Scandinavian Mixed

Achievements and Awards

Nordic Golf Tour Order of Merit Winner – 2020
Sunshine Ladies Tour Order of Merit Winner – 2022
Ladies European Tour Order of Merit Winner – 2022
Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year – 2022
Ladies European Tour Player of the Year – 2022
Swedish Golfer of the Year – 2022

Linn Grant | What’s In Her Bag?

The Swede is a PING player, with a G430 LST driver at the top of the bag. She also plays G400 hybrids and i210 irons, along with a trio of Glide Forged Pro wedges. Grant uses the Titleist Pro V1 ball.

Take a look at our full piece on Linn Grant’s what’s in the bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Linn Grant

When and where was Linn Grant born?

Linn Grant was born in Helsingborg, Sweden on June 20, 1999. Both her father and grandfather were golfers, so she was brought up with the sport from a young age.

When did Linn Grant turn professional?

Grant turned professional in 2021 after graduating from Arizona State University. She won four times during her stint there, including winning three events in a row during the 2021 season. She was a two-time All-American while at ASU.

How many professional titles has Linn Grant won?

As of September 2023, Grant has won 11 professional titles, including wins on both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. Her first two wins came on the Nordic Golf Tour as an amateur, before winning on the LET Access Series in 2021. She then won six times in 2022, including four wins on the Ladies European Tour. One of those was a co-sanctioned event with the DP World Tour, where she became the first female golfer to win on the tour. Grant’s first LPGA Tour victory came in 2023 at the Dana Open.

Who is Linn Grant dating?

Grant is in a long-term relationship with fellow Swedish golfer Pontus Samuelsson, who is currently at Limestone University where he is majoring in Business Economics and Administration. He has been seen caddieing for Grant in the past.

Did you Know?

First Season Triple

Grant made the move up to the Ladies European Tour full time in 2022. In her first season on the premiere golfing tour in Europe, the Swede was named Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year, along with topping the Order of Merit.

Triple Order of Merit 

Over the course of three seasons, Grant won three separate Order of Merits. She won the season-long prize on the Nordic Golf Tour in 2020, before being top of the standings on both the Sunshine Ladies Tour and the Ladies European Tour in 2022.

Making History on the DP World Tour

In 2022, Grant became the first woman to win on the DP World Tour. She was the victor at the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed, a co-sanctioned event between the Ladies European Tour and the DP World Tour. 

Family History In Golf

Grant comes from a long line of professional golfers. Her father won seven times on the Swedish Golf Tour, and her grandfather, James, won the Scottish Boys Championship at North Berwick. 49 years later, Linn would win the British Amateur Stroke Play Championship on the same course.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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