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Birthplace: Tranas, Sweden
Residence: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Age: 31   Height: 5'7"  Weight: 175
Turned Pro: 2010
Eligibility Code: 6,8

Lingmerth started to play golf at age 9. After winning the Swedish Championship in ice hockey for boys at 15, he decided to dedicate his time in high school to becoming a better golfer. His progress allowed him to get a scholarship for a Division II University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla., and later to transfer to the University of Arkansas. He finished his college career as a Razorback in the spring of 2010, and later that fall went through all the stages of the PGA Tour Q-school, missing by 5 shots. His T-59th finish, though, got him full status on the tour for the 2011 season. His uncle, Goran Lingmerth, played for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. 2011 Notes: Played on the Tour during the 2011 season. He had some success with two 3rd-place finishes and five top-10s, but missed out on earning his PGA Tour card by two spots on the season-ending money list, finishing 27th. Only the top 25 advanced to the PGA Tour. He also played the PGA Tour Qualifying school in a move to try and earn playing privileges, but finished T-115th. 2012 Notes: Lost a playoff at the United Leasing Championship, but won his first event on the tour at the Neediest Kids Championship in October, finishing a stroke ahead of Casey Wittenberg. Lingmerth ended the season ranked 10th on the money list, which earned him his PGA Tour card for the 2013 season. 2013 Notes: In his second career start on the PGA Tour, Lingmerth finished as a joint runner-up at the Humana Challenge after losing in a three-man playoff. He shot a 10-under-par round of 62 in the final round to get into the playoff with Brian Gay and Charles Howell III. Was eliminated at the first extra hole after finding the water with his second shot at the par-5 18th hole. Coming off five consecutive missed cuts, made the most of a home-field advantage in his first start at the Players Championship. Went from T-10th (4 under par) to T-6th (8 under), to a share of the lead (11 under) in the first three rounds before an even-par 72 resulted in a T-2nd with Kevin Streelman and Jeff Maggert, two shots behind winner Tiger Woods. The performance set a new mark for best finish in the Players Championship by a rookie, previously a T-3rd held by Fulton Allem (1988) and Camilo Villegas (2003). Finished the year 75th in the FedExCup standings and 46th on the money list. 2014 Notes: Played at 26 PGA Tour events, making 14 cuts and recording two top-10s. Posted four par-or-better rounds at PGA National for a T-8th finish. Making his 40th Tour start, finished T-5th at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Closed the tournament with matching weekend rounds of 4-under 66. Had come to Fort Worth having missed his last five cuts. At the Wyndham Championship, was 122nd in the FedExCup standings and shot a first-round 67, but over the next three rounds was 4 over and finished T-74th, dropping him to 128th in FedExCup points. Started the final round of the first Tour Finals’ event, the Hotel Fitness Championship, T-26th. Vaulted up the leaderboard with a 64 Sunday, good for a T-4th. A check for $41,333 was supplemented by an additional $22,035 at the next two events in Charlotte, N.C., and Columbus, Ohio, enough to ensure he would regain his PGA Tour card for 2015. Wrapped up the Finals with a 6th-place finish at the Tour Championship, closing with a 65 Sunday at TPC Sawgrass’ Dye’s Valley Course at Ponte Vedra Beach. 2015 Notes: The highlight of Lingmerth’s career came at The Memorial, where he overcame a three-shot deficit in the final round to force sudden death with 2010 champion Justin Rose. Lingmerth made a six-foot par putt on the third extra hole to claim his first PGA Tour title in his 68th career start. Going into the event, he had missed four cuts in his previous five starts. Over the Independence Day weekend, posted a 6-under-par 64 in the third round of the Greenbrier Classic en route to a T-6th with six others, at 11-under 269. Finished 3rd at the Quicken Loans National, T-6th at the WGC-Bridgestone, and T-12th at the PGA Championship. Ended the year 37th in the FedExCup rankings and 29th on the money list. 2016 Notes: Followed a third-round, 10-under 62 in the CareerBuilder Challenge with a 7-under 65 in the final round to come from five shots back and force sudden death with 54-hole leader Jason Dufner. On the second playoff hole, a Lingmerth shot found water, and a Dufner par won the title. Lingmerth’s 62 in the second round tied his career-low score, which was first posted in the final round of the 2013 CareerBuilder Challenge. Since then his next best finish was T-7th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.


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1 - 2015 Memorial Tournament

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