KARLSSON Robert

Robert KARLSSON

SWE

Biography

ResidenceWeddington Waxhaw, North Carolina, USA
Date of Birth:03/09/1969
Place of BirthKatrineholm, Sweden
Height & Weight6ft 6¼in 14st 13lbs (196cm 95kg)
FamilyWife: Ebba (m. 2003); Children: Thea (2001), Ceasar (2004)
InterestsFamily, sports
Web Sitewww.robertkarlsson.com
Turned Pro1989 (plus 3)
Qualifying School1990*

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Biography

Showed glimpses of a return to his best in 2014 with five top tens, including a tied sixth finish in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai - a tournament he won in 2008 en route to becoming the first Swede to capture the Harry Vardon Trophy. Two wins that season not only helped the greenkeeper’s son finish the campaign as Europe's Number One, but also ensured a second successive Ryder Cup appearance. Finished his landmark year in style by partnering Henrik Stenson to a Swedish success the Mission Hills World Cup. Although he is yet to rediscover the sensational form he showed in 2008, the Swede enjoyed a consistent 2014 season which culminated in him finishing in 34th place in The Race to Dubai. Did not play a competitive stroke play event between the European Open in May 2009 and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October after suffering from blurred vision caused by fluid behind the retina in his left eye. After banishing memories of a frustrating 2009 season, Karlsson started and finished 2010 in superb fashion, winning the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy in his second event and ending the season with victory at the lucrative Dubai World Championship presented by DP World, beating Ian Poulter in a play-off. The latter win lifted him to sixth in The Race to Dubai. Another highlight of 2010 came at the BMW PGA Championship in May, when he shot a course record 62.

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European Tour Wins11
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR98
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 910,349 (2010)

Teams

Professional Ryder Cup 2006 (winners), 08 Alfred Dunhill Cup 1992 World Cup 2001, 07, 08 (winners), 09, 11 Seve Trophy 2000 (winners), 02, 07, 09 Royal Trophy 2007 (winners), 10 (winners)

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