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Sebastian Soderberg

Sebastian Soderberg

Makes his Open debut at the age of 33 and five years after his only DP World Tour title at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland, where he won a five-man play-off which also included Rory McIlroy. 

Makes his Open debut at the age of 33 and five years after his only DP World Tour title at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland, where he won a five-man play-off which also included Rory McIlroy. 

He went into the event 287th on the world rankings and came out of it a career-high 107th.

Soderberg had already qualified for the US Open once then and did so again in 2022 before starting the following season with a joint-second place behind Victor Perez at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

With five other top-10 finishes, the former Swedish amateur international ended up a personal best 25th on the Race to Dubai list and with it earned his place at Royal Troon.

A second Tour success seemed highly likely at the recent Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed event, but from eight clear with a round to go he crashed to a 77 and with a closing double-bogey lost by one to Solheim Cup player Linn Grant, who had earlier chipped in for birdie on the last for a 65. That biggest last-day comeback in Tour history – 11 strokes - meant a seventh second place for Soderberg since his win.

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