ResidenceHelsingborg, Sweden
AttachmentVasatorp GK
Date of Birth:16/03/1978
Place of BirthUmeå, Sweden
Height & Weight6ft 5½in 13st 9lbs (194cm 87kg)
InterestsAll sports, cars
Turned Pro1999 (plus 3)
Qualifying School(2000), 04*, 07*, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13

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  • Joakim Backstrom


Despite battling back problems throughout his career, showed it was no barrier to success when he claimed his maiden European Tour victory in the 2005 Aa St Omer Open, beating England’s Paul Dwyer in a sudden-death play-off. Revealed that the only way to avoid his spinal problems is to keep fit, and he still plays tennis when he is not on the golf course. Avoided a return to the Qualifying School at the end of the 2006 season when he finished 108th on the Order of Merit but could not repeat the feat in 2007 as he dropped to 137th before bouncing back by claiming the 13th card at the Qualifying School – Final Stage. Coached by Robert Larsson, who takes care of both the physical and mental side of his game.

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Challenge Tour Wins1
European Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 66,660 (2005)


Amateur Jacques Leglise Trophy 1995, 96 (winners) Boys, Youths, Seniors 1995-98

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