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HISTORY-MAKER GRANT EXCITED FOR ARAMCO TEAM SERIES – LONDON DEBUT

It wasn’t until Sunday night that Linn Grant made history by winning the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed and becoming the first woman to win the DP World Tour.

But it wasn’t just a win, it was an emphatic triumph that saw Grant beat closest rivals Marc Warren and Henrik Stenson by nine strokes at Halmstad Golf Club.

Since then, the Swedish star’s world hasn’t changed too much – apart from increased media interest and following his social media accounts of course.

“I had absolutely no idea that I would receive so many requests” said the 22-year-old. “I did television and radio interviews. It’s so much fun, but at the same time it’s super overwhelming.

“It’s a good thing to have that interest, so I’m happy about that. I don’t think I’ve had any crazy requests.

“When the week started, before Thursday, I had almost 8,000 subscribers and now I have over 24,000. It was crazy. It’s absolutely crazy.

After returning home to Helsingborg on Sunday evening, Grant didn’t have time to celebrate her third LET win of the season before heading to the airport – despite receiving an unexpected visit from her grandmother .

The 2017 PING Junior Solheim Cup player will play in the Aramco Team Series – London at the Centurion Club and experience the format for the first time.

“I woke up at home on Monday and my grandmother had taken the bus”, explained Grant. “She’s almost 80, and it was just to give me a hug which was nice of her. It’s been very quiet, except for Instagram and social media.

“It’s tough, I want to stay in the moment of last week, but I’m excited and it’s my first Aramco Team Series event which should be really fun.

“I heard it was a good vibe and I’m bringing my brother. Jonathan is on the bag; it’s probably his first time as a caddy so we’ll see how he does. He’s excited and I’m excited.

Grant is second in the 2022 Race to Costa del Sol and is now up to 119e in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Ahead of her birthday and midsummer next week, the Helsingborg native wants to finish in style in London.

“It’s hard because we didn’t celebrate everything because I had to come here” she says. “At the same time, I want to focus on this week. It’s my birthday on Monday and then there’s Midsummer at home, I want a good party week. I want to spend this week in a good way.

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