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NILSSON Christian

Christian NILSSON

SWE

Biography

ResidenceKarlstad, Sweden
AttachmentKarlstad GK
Date of Birth:25/05/1979
Place of BirthKarlstad, Sweden
Height & Weight6ft ½in 13st 6lb (184cm 85kgs)
FamilyWife: Johanna (m. 2009) Children: Thea (2008), Elliot (2010)
InterestsMusic, sports
Web Sitewww.christiannilsson.com
Turned Pro1999 (plus 3)
Qualifying School2001, (03), (04), 05*, 07

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Biography

Captured his maiden European Tour title in June 2009, when he finished on 13 under par at the dual-ranking SAINT OMER OPEN presented by Neuflize OBC, having finished runner-up at the same event the year before. Built on that success in 2010 with three top ten finishes to come 71st in The Race to Dubai. Coached by Henri Reis, the man in charge of former women’s World Number One Annika Sorenstam. Has met his compatriot Sorenstam just once but “would love to do half of what she has done in the game – she is just an amazing player and someone Sweden should be very proud of”. Played in the World and European Championships as an amateur for Sweden, before turning professional in 1999.

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Challenge Tour Wins1
European Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1540
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 173,710 (2009)

Teams

Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1998 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1996-98

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