Bro Hof Slott - Six to watch
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Johnson: Favourite for event in Sweden
After the trials and tribulations of a weather-shaped Open Championship at Royal St George's, the players move to Sweden for this week's Nordea Scandinavian Masters.
For the second year in a row, the tournament is being played at Bro Hof Slott in Stockholm.
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Opened in 2007 and designed by famed architect Robert Trent Jones junior, the course is reasonably flat with plenty of water hazards.
A little under 7,400 yards in length, a number of holes run close to some of Stockholm's fjords, with the par-three 17th featuring an island green.
A number of high-profile Swedes will be competing this week including Robert Karlsson, Henrik Stenson, Johan Edfors and also defending champion Richard S Johnson.
So who's teeing-off this Thursday?
Scott Jamieson: The rookie Scot has enjoyed a brilliant first season on Tour with five top-six finishes and a current Race to Dubai ranking of 36th.
Dustin Johnson: The popular American remains in Europe following his tie-for-second at Royal St George's last week when he holed-in-one during the opening round. He enjoyed a top-20 finish in this event last year.
Robert Karlsson: Seventh in this event last year, the tall 41-year-old would love to win on home soil. The Swede, who was a runner-up in the United States during June, last won on the European Tour in November.
James Morrison: Tied-eighth at Bro Hof Slott 12 months ago, the Englishman contended at the French Open in early July when he shared the lead after 54 holes - only to post a closing 78 and finish five shots off the pace.
Alexander Noren: Born in Stockholm 29 years ago, Noren is a Tour winner already this season and will fancy his chances this weekend.
Henrik Stenson: Is slowly starting to move in the right direction after a terrible last 12 months. The former Sawgrass champion tied-for-9th in Munich last month.