ResidenceGothenburg, Sweden
AttachmentBlack Mountain GC
Date of Birth:01/12/1986
Place of BirthGothenburg, Sweden
Height & Weight6ft 0in 11st 7lbs (180cm 73kg)
FamilyWife: Pernilla (m. 2015)
Web Sitewww.rikardgolf.com
Turned Pro2006 (plus 3)
Qualifying School(2004), (06), 07, (08), (09), (11), 12, 13, 14*

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Made 2015 a year to remember by getting married and finally making his European Tour breakthrough a few months later, at the 72˚ Open d’Italia presented by Damiani. Went head to head with Martin Kaymer coming down the stretch on the final day at Golf Club Milano, and when the pair finished tied for the lead at 19 under, saw off the two-time Major Champion at the second hole of a sudden death play-off. Had already clocked up 70 appearances on The European Tour before earning fully exempt status at the Qualifying School Final Stage in late 2014. Was a member of the Asian Tour until then, so played in numerous co-sanctioned events and won twice, both times in India. Claimed the ninth card available at PGA Catalunya Resort to emerge successful from the Qualifying School for the first time in nine attempts, and took full advantage with the Italian victory securing his playing rights until the end of 2017. Earlier in his career he won the Asian Tour Rookie of the Year Award in 2010, and topped the Nordic League Rankings in 2007 courtesy of four victories. Cites his fellow Gothenburg native Henrik Stenson as one of his inspirations.

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European Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 250,000 (2015)


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