Linn Grant will start her 2023 season in Morocco subsequent week on the Women European Tour. Some of the promising younger gamers within the recreation, Grant was compelled to play a restricted LPGA schedule final 12 months as a result of U.S. journey restrictions gained’t let her within the nation as she is just not vaccinated towards COVID-19.
Grant, who’s presently No. 28 within the Rolex Rankings, will have the ability to compete within the LPGA’s upcoming Asian swing, however her agent, Pelle Krüger stated they’re not optimistic that she’ll have the ability to compete within the 12 months’s first main, the Chevron Championship.
Tennis star Novak Djokovic was not in a position to compete within the U.S. Open final summer time for a similar purpose.
In January, the U.S. authorities prolonged its current COVID-19 restrictions, which require worldwide guests to be totally vaccinated towards 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.
Grant gained 4 occasions on the LET in 2022, together with the history-making Scandinavian Combined, during 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 Girls’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 might 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 occasion. Grant is presently the second-highest ranked Swede, behind Madelene Sagstrom (twenty fifth).