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Breaking his Major duck in emphatic style, he became the first Swede to claim a Major title with his win at the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon. His 72 hole total of 264 creates Major Championship history by becoming the lowest winning total, beating the total of 265 by David Toms in winning the 2001 US PGA Championship, with his 63 in the final round the lowest final round to win The Open Championship, three shots clear of American Phil Mickelson. His victory at the 2016 BMW International Open proved to be the catalyst in a striking return to form, with a silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and a tied-second place finish at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai. He finished on top of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex for the second time after a brilliant final round at Jumeirah Golf Estates confirmed his status as European Tour Number One, closing his season with a seven under par 65 in the DP World Tour Championship. Also enjoyed a fine Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, forming a formidable partnership with Justin Rose over the first two days to help Europe record another victory over the USA. His win at the 2013 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, made him the first player to win both the Race to Dubai and the US PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup in the same season. Has won 11 individual titles on the European Tour, and also partnered fellow Swede Robert Karlsson to victory in the 2008 World Cup. A family friend introduced him to the game, and he got down to scratch by the age of 18. Won the 2000 Challenge Tour Rankings with a record of eight top ten finishes, which included three wins. Lives in Orlando and is coached by the Dubai-based Pete Cowen.More

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