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Name: - Robert Karlsson
Country: - Sweden
Born : - Sept 3, 1969 in Katrineholm, Södermanland, Sweden, the son of Björn Karlsson (greenkeeper at Katrineholm GK).
Original Home/Club: - Katrineholms GK, Sweden.
Occupation: - Professional golfer.
Turned Pro: - 1989 (aged 21)
Web Address: - http://www.robertkarlsson.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - TaylorMade, Titleist, Footjoy, Ashworth.

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (2006, '08). Multiple wins on the European Tour. European Tour Order of Merit winner (2008).

Did you know?

Karlsson is one of the tallest golfers on the European Tour at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m). Like many leading Swedish sports stars, he lives outside his home country, residing in Charlotte, North Carolina and in the tax haven of Monaco.

Top tournaments won by Robert Karlsson

2010Men EuropeQatar MastersDoha GC273 (-15)€294,584
Played as the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy (Jan 28-31; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed and defending champion Alvaro Quiros (Esp) finished 3 shots behind Karlsson (Swe), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [Doha GC, Qatar].
2010Men EuropeTour Championship (Eurpn Tr)Jumeirah - Earth274 (-14)€901,348
Played as the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World (Nov 25-28; conclusion of Eurpn Tr's season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Karlsson (Swe) beat Ian Poulter (Eng) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Poulter's par at this hole became a bogey after incurring a one-shot penalty for dropping his ball onto his marker, which flipped over and was therefore deemed to have moved. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].
2008Men EuropeAlfred Dunhill Links Ch'shipSt Andrews278 (-10)€545,812
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Oct 2-5). Karlsson (Swe) beat Martin Kaymer (Ger) and Ross Fisher (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Old Course, St Andrews, Fife. Earlier rounds of this pro-am event also played at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns].
2008Men EuropeGerman MastersGut Larchenhof275 (-13)€320,000
Played as the Mercedes-Benz Championship (Sept 11-14). Second-placed Francesco Molinari (Italy) finished 2 shots behind Karlsson (Swe). [GC Gut Lärchenhof, Pulheim, nr Cologne, Germany].
2008Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - Eurpn Tr70.08n/a
Karlsson (Swe) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Lee Westwood (Eng) was second with 70.44; Sergio Garcia (Esp) was third with 70.63.
2008Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr€2,732,748see Score
Karlsson (Swe) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 2008 Order of Merit winner, with earnings of €2,732,748 on the Tour. Padriag Harrington (Ire) was second with €2,459,109; Lee Westwood (Eng) was third with €2,424,642.
2006Men EuropeTPC of EuropeGut Kaden263 (-25)€600,000
Played as The Deutsche Bank Players' Championship of Europe (July 27-30). Second-placed Lee Westwood (Eng) and Charl Schwartzel (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Karlsson (Swe). [Gut Kaden G&LC, Alveslohe, nr Hamburg].
2006Men EuropeWales OpenCeltic Manor260 (-16)€364,352
Played as the Celtic Manor Wales Open (June 1-4). Second-placed Paul Broadhurst (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Karlsson (Swe), who recorded his first European Tour win for four years. [Roman Road course, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales].
2002Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre270 (-14)€250,000
Played as the Omega European Masters (Sept 5-8). Second-placed Trevor Immelman (RSA) and Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Karlsson (Swe). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
2001Men EuropeSpanish OpenEl Saler277 (-11)€200,000
Played as the Via Digital Open de Espana (75th) (April 19-22). Second-placed Jean-François Remésy (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Karlsson (Swe). [Parador de El Saler, nr Valencia, Spain].
1999Men EuropeBelgian OpenRoyal Zoute272 (-12)€125,000
Played as the Belgacom Open (50th) (Oct 21-24). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) and Jamie Spence (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Karlsson (Swe), who recorded his third European Tour win with a final round 66 (-5). [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1997Men EuropeBMW Intl. OpenMunich Eichenried264 (-24)£125,000
Played as the BMW International Open (Aug 28-31). Karlsson (Swe) beat Carl Watts (Eng) with a par at the third playoff hole, to record his second European Tour win. [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
1995Men EuropeMediterranean OpenEscorpion GC276x
Played as the Turespana Open Mediterrania. Won by Robert Karlsson (Swe).


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