Hartlepool golfer Graeme Storm aims to keep great form going at Nordea Masters

Graeme Storm at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth
Graeme Storm at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Busy Graeme Storm is in Sweden looking to carry on where he left off on home soil.

The Hartlepool golfer is part of a strong field at the Nordea Masters at Barsebäck Golf & Country Club today.

I’m moving forward nicely, I just need to keep my momentum going


Storm was the leading British player at the prestigious BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Sunday.

He followed that up with 10 birdies in a day at the US Open qualifier at Walton Heath though he finished three strokes outside the qualifying zone for Erin Hills this month.

Storm will be seen as one of the main contenders for the Nordea Masters title in the beautiful province of Skåne.

The 39-year-old was in great form at Wentworth, where he claimed a number of high-profile scalps on his way to a share of sixth place.

“It was very pleasing,” said the Hartlepool Golf Club member.

“I think 22nd was my previous best finish at the tournament.

“To finish in the top 10 is great.”

Storm, who won the BMW South African Open earlier in the year after defeating world number two Rory McIlroy in a sudden death play-off, is in great touch in 2017.

In fact, he is placed 25th on the European Tour’s league table, known as the Race to Dubai.

It is all a far cry from last season, when Storm finished 111th and just escaped relegation by the skin of his teeth.

Storm is currently on course to win a place at the DP World Tour Championship final in November in Dubai, where a $7million prize pot is up for grabs.

The top 60 qualify and while there is still a long way to go before the end of the season, it is a great incentive for the 2014 Hartlepool Mail Sports Personality of the Year.

He’d love to make it to Dubai but added that continuing his good form is his priority.

“Obviously if I can crack that, that would be great,” he said. “I played the championship a couple of years ago which was nice.

“I’m moving forward nicely, I just need to keep my momentum going, hopefully I can do that.”