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Robert Karlsson

SwedenSweden

Start Position
4
Current Position
To Par: -5
Total Strokes: 70 - 71 - 67 - 67 : 275
T8   T4
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Katrineholm, Sweden
  • Residence: Monaco
  • Age: 41
  • Turned Pro: 1989

International Victories

(10): 1995 Turespana Open Mediterrania [Eur]. 1997 BMW International [Eur]. 1999 Belgacom Open [Eur]. 2001 Via Digital Open de Espana [Eur]. 2002 Omega European Masters [Eur]. 2006 The Celtic Manor Wales Open [Eur], Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe [Eur]. 2008 Mercedes-Benz Championship [Eur], Alfred Dunhill Links Championship [Eur]. 2010 Commercialbank Qatar Masters [Eur].

Other Victories

(1): 2008 OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup [with Henrik Stenson].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$76,095 ()

PGA TOUR Best Round

68 at Round 2, Verizon Heritage.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Won the Commercialbank Qatar Masters in late January by three strokes over defending champion Alvaro Quiros. Victory moved him back into the top 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T4-- U.S. Open Championship.

Other Information

One season after the best year of his career, was hampered by a left eye injury that forced him to miss four months. Had fluid behind the retina of his left eye that affected his vision and forced him out from late May until returning in early October. Best 2009 PGA TOUR finish was a T14 at the Shell Houston Open. Had a T4 at the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour and teamed with Henrik Stenson in defense of Omega Mission Hills World Cup title. In 2008, became the first Swedish player to win the European Tour Order of Merit. Won the Mercedes-Benz Championship and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Europe as well as 10 other top-10s, including the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open. Only player to record top-10s in the first three majors (T8 at the Masters, T4 at the U.S. Open and T7 at the British Open). Finished T20 at the PGA Championship after sharing the first-round lead. The week before making his second Ryder Cup appearance, won the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Germany on the European Tour for his first victory in two years. Followed that at the Ryder Cup with a 1-1-2 record, including a Singles victory over Justin Leonard. Won the Alfred Dunhill Links title in early October. A T32 at Valderrama in the Volvo Masters was good enough to maintain his top position against main challengers Padraig Harrington and Lee Westwood. Two titles in 2006 made Karlsson Sweden's most prolific champion, surpassing the record of Anders Forsbrand. Karlsson took his victory tally to seven with a win in the Deutsche Bank Players' Championship of Europe. That followed an earlier win in the Celtic Manor Wales Open. Joined the European Tour in 1991 and won his first five titles between 1995 and 2002. In 2003 he decided to make a fresh start after years of feeling frustrated with both his game and life situation. Since then has worked hard with his attitude, as he has become more relaxed and content both on and off the course. His work with his Swedish coach, Annchristine Lundstrom, has helped enormously and he credits her for the hints she has given him to fully start taking personal leadership. At 6-5, one of the tallest players in golf. Son of a superintendent.

National Teams

Ryder Cup (2), 2006, 2008; World Cup (4), 2001, 2007, 2008, 2009; Seve Trophy (3), 2000, 2002, 2007