Struck his first golf shot after discovering his father’s old golf clubs “from the late 1960s” in the family garage. A year after that first shot, took up the game seriously with his two older brothers and was soon identified as a natural talent and was ranked among the most promising young players in Sweden. Chose not to follow his siblings to America on a golf scholarship, instead staying at home and turning professional aged 20, in 2002. Played on Sweden’s national circuit, the Telia Tour, before joining the Satellite Nordic League, where he became a proven winner, collecting three titles. Played all three Stages of The 2008 European Tour Qualifying School – Final Stage, surviving Stage Two by a single stroke after taking a double-bogey at the 72nd and final hole. Had no such problems at Final Stage where he took the ninth card of the 32 on offer in a comfortable six-round performance.