Started out aged nine when his father gave him a seven iron for Christmas, but lucky to be playing golf at all after a horror car crash in his native Sweden in 1992 in which he was thrown through the sun roof. Spent a month in intensive care as a result and had his spleen removed, necessitating periodic injections to compensate for the loss. Won twice in three years on The European Tour from 1998 and partner Ulrika caddied for him until she gave birth to the couple’s first child, Hugo, in 2000. His unbroken European Tour attendance from 1996 came to an end in 2005 and he fell out of love with the game, appearing only twice on The European Tour in 2006 and making only one solitary Challenge Tour appearance in his native Sweden in the Telia Challenge Waxholm. But his appetite for practice returned and he put it to good use, emerging from the 2006 Qualifying School – Final Stage at San Roque with the seventh card on offer and although he was unable to hold on to it, he repeated the feat at the 2007 Qualifying School. Was back at Qualiyfing School – Final Stage in 2009, finishing tied 16th to earn his card for 2010.