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European Tour European Tour: Marc Warren defends Made in Denmark

The Made in Denmark holds happy memories for defending champion Marc Warren as he bids to continue his fine form in Farso.

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Marc Warren is a man in form as he seeks to hold off a strong home contingent to defend the Made in Denmark title on the European Tour this weekend.

It has been 12 months since the Scot triumphed at the inaugural staging of the event at the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort in Farso.

The victory was part of a brilliant 12 months that has seen Warren move from outside of the world's top 150 to a ranking of 50.

During that time, Warren has recorded 14 top-25 finishes on Tour, including two top-fives in his previous five starts.

Warren heads to Denmark fresh from the US PGA Championship, where he finished a respectable one-under par in a tie for 48th at Whistling Straits.

There are a host of home favourites looking to steal the limelight, though, with Thomas Bjorn, the nation's most successful golfer, leading the charge.

Bjorn, a 15-time European Tour winner, has fond memories of the course, with his first professional victory at the Himmerland Open on the European Challenge Tour coming at the venue 20 years ago.

The 44-year-old impressed en route to a fourth-placed finish at the Made in Denmark 12 months ago, a result that helped him qualify for Europe's Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles.

Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen are also in action and both players have won on Tour since last year's competition.

Kjeldsen, who became the first Dane to rack up 500 European Tour appearances last week, won the Irish Open in May, while Olesen was the victor of the Perth International at the end of the 2014 season.

Europe's 2016 Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke is also in the field, along with Edoardo Molinari, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Nicolas Colsaerts and Peter Hanson are also among the field.

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