Born:April 1, 1961 in Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden.
Original/Home Club:Filipstad, Sweden
Played as the SSE Scottish Senior Open (Aug 17-19). Second-placed Philip Golding (Eng) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Anders Forsbrand (Swe), who recorded his first European Snr Tour title and the first by a Swede. [Torrance course, Fairmont St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Open Novotel Perrier (Oct 9-12; Eurpn Tr unofficial money event over 90 holes; two-man teams playing fourball, foursome and greensome formats). Sweden (Anders Forsbrand & Michael Jonzon) beat Spain (Santiago Luna & José Rivero) at the first playoff hole. [Châteaux course, Golf du Médoc, nr Bordeaux].
Played as the Mercedes German Masters (Oct 5-8). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Forsbrand (Swe), who recorded the last of his six European Tour wins. [Berliner G&CC Motzener See, Motzen, nr Berlin].
Played as the Moroccan Open (Jan 20-23). Second-placed Howard Clark (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Forsbrand (Swe), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Royal GC Agadir, Agadir, Morocco].
Played as the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open (April 23-26). Second-placed Per-Ulrik Johansson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Forsbrand (Swe). [Cannes Mougins GCC, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].
Played as the Equity & Law Challenge (Sept 14/15; unofficial Eurpn Tr money event over 54 holes; pts accumulated based on eagles and birdies). Second-placed Russell Claydon (Eng) finished 3 pts behind Forsbrand (Swe). [Composite course, Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].
Played as the Volvo Open di Firenze (March 26-29). Second-placed Peter Senior (Aus) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Forsbrand (Swe). [GC Ugolino, Impruneta, nr Firenze (Florence)].
Played as the Volvo Open di Firenze (March 28-31). Second-placed Barry Lane (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Forsbrand (Swe), who recorded his second European Tour win. [GC Ugolino, Impruneta, nr Firenze (Florence)].
Played as the Benson & Hedges Trophy (Nov 7-10; European and LET Trs mixed pairs unofficial money event). Second-placed Malcolm Mackenzie & Penny Grice-Whittaker (Eng), and Bryan Norton & Pearl Sinn (USA) finished 2 shots behind the winning team of Anders Forsbrand & Helen Alfredsson (Swe), who shared the £33,900 first prize. [Las Brisas GC, Nueva Andalucía, Costa del Sol. Now called Real (Royal) Las Brisas].
Played as the Ebel European Masters Swiss Open. Second-placed Mark Mouland (Wales) finished 3 shots behind Forsbrand (Swe). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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