Denmark wins inaugural GolfSixes tournament

Rufina Vignone
Mag 8, 2017

Scottish duo Richie Ramsay and Marc Warren beat Italy in a nearest the pin contest on the play-off hole. Shot clocks. Mic'd-up players.

The teams will be split into groups of four on Day 1, with the top two from each group progressing to the knockout stages.

"It's just a shame down the last me and Woody didn't hit the best of drives", Sullivan said.

"It's been a great week and I'm really happy to hear it's coming back because we really enjoyed it", Olesen said.

"Personally, I just think they need to be stricter with it on the Tour", Sullivan said. "It's based around being more fun, more relaxed, but still being competitive".

Golf gets another makeover this weekend when the European Tour rolls out its latest attempt at innovation, the inaugural GolfSixes tournament at the Centurion Club in St Albans, southern England.

Sunday's quarter-finals will see England take on Italy, Denmark face France, Thailand tackle Australia and Scotland and Portugal go head-to-head.

GROUP A: England (Chris Wood, Andy Sullivan), Denmark (Thorbjorn Olesen, Lucas Bjerregaard), Netherlands (Joost Luiten, Reinier Saxton), India (S.S.P. Chawrasia, Chikkarangappa S).

"But, between shots, we are definitely chatting and interacting more and trying to enjoy ourselves a wee bit". Only time will tell if the Golf Sixes is a gimmick or a goer but there was enough in there to offer encouragement.

"I thought my tee shot might not have been too bad but then I had to go in with a three wood, and to put Richie in that situation was pretty disappointing given the way we've played". One point is awarded for each hole won, with teams claiming three points for a win and one for a draw.

"It's highlighted you really don't need 40 seconds".

"Golf can benefit from that and it's something to bring the fans closer and show we are not all robots and we actually have a personality. Hopefully that can push us on tomorrow". In a normal event you have that little bit of leniency. The US played really well in the last match and didn't give us much there.

"If we keep playing like this, it's going to be hard to beat us".

"To qualify before our final game was definitely a bonus". The portents didn't look good but, unlike our country's fitba players, our golfers qualified from the group and marched on into the quarter-finals.

Thailand, Scotland, Portugal, Australia and France won two matches.

"I kind of figured at least one of the caddies or somebody would say 'You've got 10 (seconds), or some kind of countdown", Peterson said. I feel like I let the team down.

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