Rising star Linn Grant prone to miss first main of season as a result of U.S. vaccine journey restrictions
Linn Grant will start her 2023 season in Morocco subsequent week on the Girls European Tour. Some of the promising younger gamers within the game, Grant was compelled to play a restricted LPGA schedule final yr as a result of U.S. journey restrictions gained’t let her within the nation as she is just not vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.
Grant, who’s at the moment No. 28 within the Rolex Rankings, will be capable of compete within the LPGA’s upcoming Asian swing, however her agent, Pelle Krüger stated they’re not optimistic that she’ll be capable of compete within the yr’s first main, the Chevron Championship.
Tennis star Novak Djokovic was not in a position to compete within the U.S. Open final summer season for a similar motive.
In January, the U.S. authorities prolonged its current COVID-19 restrictions, which require worldwide guests to be totally vaccinated in opposition to the virus, to April 10. Kruger informed Golfweek that whereas they’re nonetheless making an attempt to acquire a go for particular circumstances, they don’t foresee issues opening up till not less than early Might. The Chevron is slated for April 20-23.
On Monday, the Biden administration introduced plans to finish each the nationwide emergency and public well being emergency declarations on Might 11.
Linn Grant poses with the trophy after successful the 2022 Volvo Automobile Scandinavian Combined Hosted by Henrik & Annika at Halmstad Golf Membership in Sweden. (Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty Pictures)
Grant gained 4 instances on the LET in 2022, together with the history-making Scandinavian Combined, by which she beat the boys on the DP World Tour. She additionally topped the season-long Race to Costa del Sol.
In six LPGA begins final season, Grant carded 4 top-eight finishes and a T-19 on the AIG Ladies’s British Open.
Worst-case state of affairs, Grant will play in all of the LPGA occasions held exterior the U.S. (round 10 or 11) and add in the identical variety of LET occasions in between.
Sweden is certainly one of eight nations that certified for the Hanwha LIFEPLUS Worldwide Crown, which will probably be performed Might 4-7 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. The highest 4 Swedish gamers within the Rolex Rankings as of April 3 will qualify for the event. Grant is at the moment the second-highest ranked Swede, behind Madelene Sagstrom (twenty fifth).
Eight nations have certified for the Worldwide Crown. However which gamers will probably be at TPC Harding Park? (Sadly, no Lydia Ko)
Story initially appeared on GolfWeek
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