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Johan Edfors
Personal information
Full name Johan Edfors
Born 10 October 1975 (1975-10-10) (age 45)
Varberg, Sweden
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb; 13.2 st)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Dubai, U.A.E.
Career
College University of Texas at San Antonio
Turned professional 1997
Current tour(s) Challenge Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Asian Tour 2
Sunshine Tour 1
Challenge Tour 4
Other 2
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters Tournament CUT: 2007
U.S. Open T19: 2011
The Open Championship T52: 2009
PGA Championship T39: 2011
Achievements and awards
Challenge Tour
Rankings winner
2003

Johan Edfors (born 10 October 1975) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays primarily on the European Tour.

Edfors was born in Varberg. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio on a Division I athletic scholarship for men's golf. He played for the team under the coaching of Barry Denton for two years.

Edfors turned professional in 1997. He spent several years playing the second tier Challenge Tour, but failed to make the top hundred on the Order of Merit until 2003, when he won twice and topped the Challenge Tour Order of Merit. He narrowly failed to hold on to his tour card in 2004, but at the end of 2005 he regained it at the Final Qualifying School.

In 2006, Edfors achieved a maiden European Tour win at the TCL Classic and quickly followed up by winning the more prestigious Quinn Direct British Masters and the Scottish Open. His three victories took him into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings in July 2006, and he finished the year placed 10th on the European Order of Merit.

Edfors had to wait almost three years for his next victory, which he achieved at the inaugural Black Mountain Masters in Thailand on the Asian Tour.

Edfors is known for being a big hitter averaging over 300 yards.

Professional wins (10)

European Tour wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 19 Mar 2006 TCL Classic1 −25 (66-66-63-68=263) 1 stroke Australia Andrew Buckle
2 14 May 2006 Quinn Direct British Masters −11 (68-69-70-70=277) 1 stroke England Gary Emerson, Scotland Stephen Gallacher,
Sweden Jarmo Sandelin
3 16 Jul 2006 Barclays Scottish Open −13 (65-69-74-63=271) 2 strokes England Luke Donald, Argentina Andrés Romero,
South Africa Charl Schwartzel

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

Asian Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 19 Mar 2006 TCL Classic1 −25 (66-66-63-68=263) 1 stroke Australia Andrew Buckle
2 29 Mar 2009 Black Mountain Masters −17 (64-68-71-68=271) 2 strokes Thailand Prayad Marksaeng, England Chris Rodgers

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Sunshine Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 9 Mar 2003 Stanbic Zambia Open1 4 strokes South Africa Michael Kirk

*Note: The 2003 Stanbic Zambia Open was shortened to 54 holes due to weather.
1Co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour

Challenge Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 9 Mar 2003 Stanbic Zambia Open1 4 strokes South Africa Michael Kirk
2 25 May 2003 Fortis Challenge Open −15 (67-67-69-70=273) 2 strokes Sweden Kalle Brink
3 19 Oct 2014 Shankai Classic 3 strokes France Mike Lorenzo-Vera
4 9 Oct 2016 Terre dei Consoli Open −13 (70-70-66-69=275) 3 strokes Sweden Alexander Björk, Spain Jordi García Pinto

*Note: Tournament shortened to 54 holes due to weather.
1Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour

Challenge Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2003 Challenge Tour Grand Final Spain José Manuel Carriles Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Nordic Golf League wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 15 May 2002 Telia Grand Opening Herrar1 −5 (65-70=135) 4 strokes Sweden Hampus von Post

1Co-sanctioned by the Swedish Golf Tour

Other wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 6 Apr 2013 Black Mountain Invitational −10 (67-70-69=206) 2 strokes Sweden Jacob Glennemo

Results in major championships

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT T27 T19
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T52
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT T39

     Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament 2006 2007
Match Play R64
Championship T22 T45
Invitational T62

     Did not play QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

Team appearances

Amateur

  • Jacques Léglise Trophy (representing the Continent of Europe): 1993

Professional

  • Royal Trophy (representing Europe): 2007 (winners), 2009, 2011 (winners)
  • European Championships (representing Sweden): 2018
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