KARLSSON Robert

Robert KARLSSON

SWE

Biography

ResidenceWaxhaw, North Carolina, USA
Date of Birth:03/09/1969
Place of BirthKatrineholm, Sweden
Height & Weight6ft 6¼in 14st 13lbs (196cm 95kgs)
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

Son of a greenkeeper, he grew up on a golf course in Katrineholm. Turned professional in 1989 an d gained his European Tour card at the 1990 Qualifying School. Since then, he has won 11 European Tour titles – including the 2010 DP World Tour Championship – and became the first Swede to top the European Tour money-list in 2008, the same year he partnered Henrik Stenson to victory in the World Cup. Has five Major Championship top ten finishes to his name and played in the 2006 and 2008 editions of The Ryder Cup. At 6ft 5 inches, he is the joint tallest man on the European Tour with Chris Wood.

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European Tour Wins11
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR460
Race To Dubai164
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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