Fareham (OPENPRESS) April 27, 2012 - Scandinavian golfers grabbed many of the headlines throughout this months fabulous US Masters. Peter Hanson led going into the final round and fellow Swede Henrik Stenson topped the leaderboard for much of day one before his disastrous eight on 18.
Scandinavian golf is on the up, with Swede Fredrik Jacobson finishing tied 19th at Augusta, while Denmark's Anders Hansen tied 24th with his fellow countryman Thomas Bjorn 37th.
And leading UK golf clothing brand Sub70 has backed another Dane to reach the top, with highly rated Mark Haastrup now wearing the trendy brand on the European Tour. The 28-year-old, HÃ¸jby-born golfer finished 117th in the Race to Dubai in his first full season on tour, but injury curtailed his progress.
Now back to full fitness after a year on the treatment table, Haastrup will look to kick-start his career again on April 26 when he tees off in the Ballantine's Championship, at Blackstone GC, in Seoul, South Korea. He will be in the field with fellow Sub70 pros Andrew Dodt and Scott Strange, both from Australia, and five former Major winners: Americans Todd Hamilton and Shaun Micheel, Canadian Mike Weir, Korean YE Yang and Irishman Darren Clarke.
Sub70 director Andy Davies said: "Mark was really making great strides on the tour before his injury - now we're hoping our great 'strides' will give him confidence to go out and fulfil the potential he was displaying before injury cut short his progress.
"He's a big fan of our product range and will be sporting it head to toe when his career resumes later this month in Korea. Naturally, we hope we're alongside him all the way to the top as he helps to cement Scandinavia as one of the great golfing production lines. We'd like to wish him well as he begins his long road back and look forward to seeing his name high up on future leaderboards."
Haastrup said: "I'm delighted to be starting a new association with Sub 70 clothing. I was really impressed with their styles and the feeling and fit is excellent too.
"I'm looking forward to competing on the European Tour wearing their clothing".
Since its launch in 2004, Sub70 has gone from strength to strength. Continuously improving both quality and design, it is dedicated to creating unique, innovative and desirable products. Sub70 is regarded within the UK and Europe as one of the leaders in stylish modern golf clothing, while its reputation in the USA and Australia is growing exponentially.
The extensive range of designer golf clothing includes the company's renowned custom-made 'strides', with nearly 1,000 options for bespoke trousers alone ensuring style and individuality in equal measure.