The 2023 Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed format is unique on the European Tour and Ladies European Tour, bringing male and female professional golfers together into a single tournament.
The Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed field is 144 players, with 72 players from the European Tour and 72 players from the Ladies European Tour. The players are paired together, competing in the same field, at the same time at Ullna Golf and Country Club in Stockholm, Sweden.
Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed format
The Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed format is a 72-hole event. For the first two rounds, the players will go off in threesomes, mixing men and women as either one man and two women or two women and one man in the groups.
The men will play from their own set of tees, and the women will play from their own set of tees. The goal is to create equitable approach shots to holes. The women's tees will play to a total length of 6,067 yards. The men's tees will play to a total length of 6,819 yards.
Following the first two rounds, a cut will be made to the top 65 players and ties from the 144-player field. The players will be grouped together in mixed fashion, using the traditional way of sending players out on the weekend: based on their standing at the conclusion of the prior round.
The tournament winner will be the player, male or female, with the lowest combined score over the four rounds of the tournament.
Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed playoff format
A playoff to settle any ties after 72 holes will be played under tournament rules. The Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed playoff format is a sudden-death format, with playoff holes being 18 played repeatedly by any qualifying players. The Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed playoff competitors compete hole-by-hole until a winner is determined by a player scoring the lowest among the remaining players.
Official World Golf Ranking and Rolex Women's World Golf Ranking points will be offer to players for their respective rankings, and the win will be considered official on the winner's home tour for the winner.