The gorgeous Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort plays host to the Made in Denmark Challenge as European Tour resumes this week after its best players visited Wisconsin in the US for the PGA Championship.
This is the second installment of the Made in Denmark, which debuted in 2014 with Scotland’s Mark Warren taking the crown with a 9-under 275.
The course is 7,033 yards long with a par of 71. It’s a lot tougher course than it might sound because of the wind at play in Northern Denmark; last year only 14 players finished below par.
Warren has been installed as the favorite, not only because he won a year ago, but also because he’s having a terrific 2015 season – in the top 15 of the Race to Dubai standings. His enjoyment of more challenging conditions, which this heartily qualifies as, also puts him near the top of most experts’ pick lists.
About the only thing more impressive than Warren’s performance last year was the crowd that showed up to see it – some 82,000 over the four days.
That figure is even more staggering when you consider that Himmerland is located in tiny Farso, Denmark, a town with a population of just 3,200.