ResidenceJupiter, Florida, USA
AttachmentMedallist CC
Date of Birth:07/03/1965
Place of BirthDanderyd, Stockholm
Height & Weight6ft 1¼in 12st 6lbs (183cm 79kg)
FamilyWife: Mia (m. 1994); Children: Ida Josefin Peg (1995), Penny (1997), Pebble Peach Philippa (1999), Phoenix (2001)
InterestsTennis, magic, bridge, ypga, yachting, vitamins, backgammon
Turned Pro1986 (plus 2)
Qualifying School1987, 88* (winner)

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Son of Sweden's most popular comedian and impressionist, Bo, he is easily recognised by his trademark baseball cap with upturned peak and drainpipe trousers. East volcanic dust to "cleanse the system". Accomplished bridge player and competent conjurer and magician. Often wears a belt with a buckle which is the head of a one iron. Wife Mia gave birth in 1999 to their third daughter, Pebble Beach Philippa (named after his favourite course, Pebble Beach). Others are Ida Josefin Peg (named after a tee peg), and Penny (named after the coin he uses to mark his ball). Son Phoenix was born in 2001, named after where he won his first US PGA Tour event. Brother-in-law to Per-Ulrik Johansson following his siter's wedding to his fellow professional in August 2002. Became the first Swede to win a European Tour event in Sweden when he won the 1995 Volvo Scandanavian Masters. Twice a runner-up in the Open Championship, first in 1994 when he held a two stroke lead playing the final hole at Turnberry, but made bogey whilst Nick Price finished birdie-eagle-par to win by one. He was second again in 19997, when he led by two shots going into the final round, but was overtaken by Justin Leonard.

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European Tour Wins4
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 210,000 (1997)


AMATEUR Eisenhower Trophy 1984, 86 St. Andrews Trophy 1986 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1981-86 PROFESSIONAL Ryder Cup 1997 (winners), 99, 02 (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1993, 94, 95, 97 World Cup 1994, 95 Europcar Cup 1988 (winners)

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