The 35-year-old Swede will be enjoying home advantage of a different kind having splashed out on a plush villa at the Black Mountain Golf Club in Thailand’s Hua Hin, the new venue for the annual matchplay contest.
“It’s definitely an advantage and you have to make sacrifices for your team,” Edfors joked.
He said he had been in Thailand since arriving for his honeymoon on Dec. 6 and has had ample time to become familiar with the fairways at Black Mountain, the newest course in a beach town at the centre of a golf boom in the kingdom.
“I fell in love with Black Mountain when I played there, they took great care of me, I really like the course,” he told reporters on Wednesday ahead of his third Royal Trophy appearance.
“I really like the place. The Swedish winters are pretty cold, it’s good to get away from all that.”
The fifth edition of the Royal Trophy runs from Friday to Sunday and features foursomes, fourballs and singles matches.