Rising Danish prospect Oliver Hundebøll (22) became the first player to rise from Mizuno’s ‘Next Generation’ project into the DP World Tour at the weekend – finishing 8th in the end of season rankings on the Challenge Tour for 2022. Mizuno has recently changed its tour recruitment to focus on younger, emerging talent – taking on title sponsorship of the Mizuno Next Generation Tour (formerly the Clutch Pro Tour).
Hundebøll protected his position in the season’s rankings with a joint 18th finish at the Challenge Tour Grand Final in Majorca. Hundebøll had set up a strong foundation to 2022 with an early season win in South Africa at the Mangaung Open.
Fellow Mizuno talents – Adrien Saddier, OJ Farrell, Marco Penge, Mateusz Gradecki and Tom Gandy move onto the final stage of Tour Qualifying in their quest to join Hundebøll as a full DP World Tour player in 2023.
More to follow.