European Golf Star Barred From U.S., Record Prize Money, Over Vax Status

Sweden's Linn Grant reacts after hitting a first tee shot during the final round of the Scandinavian Mixed annual golf tournament on the European Tour at Halmstad Golf Club, Sweden on June 12, 2022. - Sweden OUT (Photo by Pontus LUNDAHL / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT (Photo by PONTUS LUNDAHL/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Swedish golf star Linn Grant is barred from visiting the United States to compete next week in the record-setting $7 million CME Group Tour Championship because she has not take the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • “What I can say is that currently there are only two scenarios making it possible for me to play events in U.S. – either through a positive outcome on an medical relief process or by U.S. easing up on the travel restrictions,” Grant said in a statement to Golfweek.”

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