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Born: 12 March 2001
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 3
Other Wins: 0
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Rasmus became the third youngest winner (behind Matteo Mannassero and Danny Lee) in European Tour history when he won on his 5th tour start at the AfraAsia Mauritius Bank Open. He followed that up with a win at the ISPS Handa UK Championship shortly after to become a two time winner on the European Tour.
Rasmus won his 3rd title at the European Masters in 2021.
Rasmus has a twin brother, Nicolai, who is also an exceptional young talent. It wouldn't be a surprise to see them play together in the Ryder Cup in future.
Rasmus only turned pro in 2019. Post the break for Coronavirus in 2020 Rasmus hired Jonathan Smart, caddie to Danny Willett when he won The Masters. This bore fruit as they recorded finishes of 2-6-3-1 over the 2020 UK Swing on the European Tour.
Rasmus turned 20 in March 2021.
Pressure Performance Analysis
All three of Rasmus' wins have come from behind. Given these performances and his playoff record, his Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐⭐. He's yet to really prove himself when front running so caution is advised when leading.
❌ Co-led the Nedbank Golf Challenge and shot 76 to finish 6 shots behind winner Tommy Fleetwood.
➖ Led the Open De France by 1 shot and shot 68 to finish 1 back of the amazing Guido Migliozzi who shot 62.
✅ Started four shots back at the European Masters and shot a 63 to win by 1 shot from off the pace.
❌ Led by 3 shots going into the final round of the Cazoo Classic. Shot a 72 to finish 2 shots back, a really poor Sunday.
✅ Shot a sparking 65 to overturn a five shot deficit at the ISPS Handa UK Championship to get into a playoff with Justin Walters. Went on to win.
❌ Began the final round of the Hero Open 1 shot behind Sam Horsfield. Shot 72 to finish 6th, 5 shots behind Horsfield.
➖ Began the final round of the British Masters 2 shots behind Renato Paratore. Shot 70 to finish 2nd, 3 shots behind Paratore.
❌ Rasmus was tied at the top after 54 holes with five other players at The Oman Open. He shot a disappointing 74 to slip to 6th.
✅ Entered the final day one shot off the pace at the AfraAsia Mauritius Bank Open and shot a 70 to get into a three man playoff with Renato Paratore and Antoine Rozner. Rasmus was ice cool in the playoff, reeling off two birdies and an eagle to take the title.
➖ Was one off the pace after 54 holes at the Lalla Aicha Challenge Tour but shot an average 71 to finish 4th.
➖ Rasmus was 3 shots behind going into the final round at the Challenge de Espana. He remained 3 shots behind after he shot an acceptable 70 (2nd place)
Even in his early pro career, Rasmus has multiple stretches of consecutive good results. The win in 2021 followed a 3rd place finish. He went 2-6-3-1 over the UK swing in 2020. He also went 2-2-21-19 on the Challenge Tour in 2019. If he gets on a hot run, look to keep him onside.
Goes Well Fresh
Win and 3rd place in 2021 followed weeks off, as did a win and 2nd place in 2020.
2-0. Both of Rasmus's wins have come via playoffs. Most recently against Jonathan Walters in the 2020 ISPS Handa UK Championship. Rasmus defeated Renato Paratore and Antoine Rozner to earn his first win on the European Tour in 2019.
2020 Oman Open
"I think it’s important that I’ve already won on the European Tour as there is going to be plenty of stress out there tomorrow. It’s just about how you can handle it and I think I’ll be prepared for tomorrow."