Bro Hof Slott - Six to watch
Johnson leads betting markets after runner-up finish at Sandwich
Last Updated: July 20, 2011 5:44pm
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.
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.