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Robert Karlsson

Robert Karlsson Biography

Robert Karlsson
Player Name
Robert Karlsson
Points
0
Earnings
€60,792.00
Ranking
44
Scoring Average
72.8
Rounds
10
Strokes
255
Events Played
3
Country
Sweden

Robert Karlsson Biography

Karlsson was born in Katrineholm, Sweden on 3rd September 1969. He is known as "The Scientist" for his analytical and contemplative style of play.

Karlsson turned professional in 1989 and qualified for membership of the European Tour at the 1990 Qualifying School. Since then he has retained his card and has had a consistent career on tour. The highlight of his career came in 2008 when he won the Order of Merit. He has finished in the top twenty of the Order of Merit six times throughout his career and has won nine events on tour.

2006 was a good year for Karlsson, at the Celtic Manor Wales Open, he broke the European Tour's 36 hole and 54 hole scoring records by shooting 124 for the first two rounds and 189 for the first three. However as the course was a par 69, which is rare at the top level, his to-par scores were a much less remarkable 14 under after two rounds and 18 under after three. His second victory of 2006 at the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe in July helped him reach the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

In 2008 Karlsson entered the top 25 of the Official World Golf Rankings. His win at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship took him to number 8 in October 2008. A T3 finish at the Portugal Masters two weeks later took him to number 6. He has spent over 25 weeks in the top-10 since 2008.

Karlsson was a member of the Continental Europe team in the Seve Trophy in 2000, 2002 and 2007. In 1999 he was eleventh on the Ryder Cup qualifying table just missing out on the last automatic place, and was not selected as a captain's pick. He made his Ryder Cup debut in 2006, at the age of 37, along with fellow Swede Henrik Stenson. He played again in 2008, forming a partnership with Pádraig Harrington in the foursomes and beating Justin Leonard 5 & 3 in the singles on Sunday.

After a strong finish to the season, Karlsson won the Order of Merit in 2008, being the first Swedish golfer to do so. Because the name of the money list changes to the "Race to Dubai" beginning with the 2009 season, it was the final "Order of Merit" win. This achievement, among other things, resulted in him winning Swedish male athlete of the year at the Swedish Sports Gala in January 2009, also a Swedish male golfer first.

In June 2009, Karlsson suffered from an eye injury, with no depth-perception in his left eye. It happened during the week of the St. Jude Classic, the week before the U.S. Open, which Karlsson was set to play in, teeing off in the first round with fellow Swede Henrik Stenson. The eye injury caused Karlsson to withdraw from the event and he missed most of the rest of the 2009 season. He returned for The Vivendi Trophy toward the end of the season, and completed his recovery by claiming his tenth Tour title at the 2010 Commercialbank Qatar Masters the following January. In June, Karlsson lost in a sudden death playoff to Lee Westwood at the St. Jude Classic.

Robert Karlsson Profile & Tournament Results

Dates Tournament Position Prize Money Overall Score
02/02/2012 - 05/02/2012 The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters $0.00 0
26/01/2012 - 29/01/2012 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship 24 $20,717.34 -5
19/01/2012 - 22/01/2012 Volvo Golf Champions 12 $40,075.00 -3
08/12/2011 - 11/12/2011 Dubai World Championship 11 $105,182.00 -9
10/11/2011 - 14/11/2011 Barclays Singapore Open $0.00 0
03/11/2011 - 06/11/2011 WGC - HSBC Champions 56 $24,915.60 2
29/09/2011 - 02/10/2011 Dunhill Links Championship 45 $16,938.69 -8
15/09/2011 - 18/09/2011 BMW Championship 37 $36,000.00 2
02/09/2011 - 05/09/2011 Deutsche Bank Championship 16 $120,000.00 -8
25/08/2011 - 27/08/2011 The Barclays 52 $18,560.00 -7
11/08/2011 - 14/08/2011 PGA Championship 4 $331,000.00 -5
04/08/2011 - 07/08/2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 17 $89,500.00 -5
21/07/2011 - 24/07/2011 SAS Scandinavian Masters 16 $19,470.00 0
14/07/2011 - 17/07/2011 The Open Championship $0.00 0
16/06/2011 - 19/06/2011 U.S. Open 45 $31,264.00 5
09/06/2011 - 12/06/2011 Stanford St. Jude Championship 2 $604,800.00 -13
02/06/2011 - 05/06/2011 Memorial Tournament 63 $12,896.00 4
19/05/2011 - 22/05/2011 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial 5 $235,600.00 -8
12/05/2011 - 15/05/2011 The PLAYERS Championship 26 $67,450.00 -6
05/05/2011 - 08/05/2011 Wachovia Championship $0.00 0
07/04/2011 - 10/04/2011 The Masters 27 $54,400.00 -1
31/03/2011 - 03/04/2011 Shell Houston Open $0.00 0
10/03/2011 - 13/03/2011 WGC-CA Championship 31 $69,500.00 -2
03/03/2011 - 06/03/2011 Honda Classic $0.00 0
23/02/2011 - 27/02/2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 17 $95,000.00 0
17/02/2011 - 20/02/2011 Northern Trust Open 62 $13,845.00 3
03/02/2011 - 06/02/2011 The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 6 $54,561.33 -6
27/01/2011 - 30/01/2011 Volvo Golf Champions 5 $72,080.00 -17
25/11/2010 - 28/11/2010 Dubai World Championship 1 $910,349.00 -14
11/11/2010 - 14/11/2010 Barclays Singapore Open $0.00 0
04/11/2010 - 07/11/2010 WGC - HSBC Champions 34 $36,557.00 -1
14/10/2010 - 17/10/2010 Portugal Masters 2 $199,582.00 -16
07/10/2010 - 10/10/2010 Dunhill Links Championship 29 $28,495.00 -3
09/09/2010 - 12/09/2010 KLM Open 42 $9,720.00 -2
26/08/2010 - 29/08/2010 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles $0.00 0
12/08/2010 - 15/08/2010 PGA Championship 16 $110,050.00 -5
05/08/2010 - 08/08/2010 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 65 $40,750.00 9
22/07/2010 - 25/07/2010 SAS Scandinavian Masters 7 $48,000.00 -7
15/07/2010 - 18/07/2010 The Open Championship 14 $87,839.54 -4
01/07/2010 - 04/07/2010 Open de France $0.00 0
24/06/2010 - 27/06/2010 BMW International Open $0.00 0
17/06/2010 - 20/06/2010 U.S. Open 27 $67,195.00 10
10/06/2010 - 13/06/2010 Stanford St. Jude Championship 2 $492,800.00 -10
20/05/2010 - 23/05/2010 BMW European PGA Championship 13 $67,725.00 0
06/05/2010 - 09/05/2010 The PLAYERS Championship 69 $19,190.00 8
15/04/2010 - 18/04/2010 Verizon Heritage 22 $47,595.00 -5
08/04/2010 - 11/04/2010 The Masters 43 $28,500.00 8
18/03/2010 - 21/03/2010 Transitions Championship $0.00 0
11/03/2010 - 14/03/2010 WGC-CA Championship 62 $42,000.00 5
17/02/2010 - 21/02/2010 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 17 $95,000.00 0
04/02/2010 - 07/02/2010 Dubai Desert Classic 44 $9,428.86 1
28/01/2010 - 31/01/2010 The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 1 $294,584.28 -15
21/01/2010 - 24/01/2010 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship 60 $4,050.00 -2
12/11/2009 - 15/11/2009 UBS Hong Kong Open 2009 $0.00 0
29/10/2009 - 01/11/2009 Barclays Singapore Open $0.00 0
22/10/2009 - 25/10/2009 Castello Masters 33 $14,628.57 -8
15/10/2009 - 18/10/2009 Portugal Masters $0.00 0
01/10/2009 - 05/10/2009 Dunhill Links Championship $0.00 0
28/05/2009 - 31/05/2009 The European Open 16 $28,253.02 -1
21/05/2009 - 24/05/2009 BMW European PGA Championship 32 $36,000.00 -2
07/05/2009 - 10/05/2009 The PLAYERS Championship 72 $18,430.00 0
30/04/2009 - 03/05/2009 Wachovia Championship 53 $14,906.67 1
09/04/2009 - 12/04/2009 The Masters $0.00 0
02/04/2009 - 05/04/2009 Shell Houston Open 14 $96,900.00 -6
12/03/2009 - 15/03/2009 WGC-CA Championship 31 $68,500.00 -6
25/02/2009 - 01/03/2009 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 33 $45,000.00 0
29/01/2009 - 01/02/2009 Dubai Desert Classic 4 $82,432.94 -16
22/01/2009 - 25/01/2009 The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 37 $12,450.44 -5
06/11/2008 - 09/11/2008 HSBC Champions Tournament 14 $58,712.42 -5
30/10/2008 - 02/11/2008 Volvo Masters 32 $37,500.00 9
16/10/2008 - 19/10/2008 Portugal Masters 3 $155,000.00 -15
02/10/2008 - 05/10/2008 Dunhill Links Championship 1 $545,811.55 -10
19/09/2008 - 21/09/2008 Ryder Cup $0.00 0
11/09/2008 - 14/09/2008 Mercedes-Benz European Championship 1 $320,000.00 -13
14/08/2008 - 17/08/2008 SAS Scandinavian Masters $0.00 0
07/08/2008 - 10/08/2008 PGA Championship 20 $78,900.00 8
31/07/2008 - 03/08/2008 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational 20 $71,000.00 -1
17/07/2008 - 20/07/2008 The Open Championship 7 $193,743.00 12
03/07/2008 - 06/07/2008 The European Open 6 $98,746.44 -6
26/06/2008 - 29/06/2008 Open de France 13 $55,500.00 -4
12/06/2008 - 16/06/2008 U.S. Open 4 $307,303.00 2
29/05/2008 - 01/06/2008 Celtic Manor Wales Open 2 $251,114.01 -18
22/05/2008 - 25/05/2008 BMW European PGA Championship 3 $253,350.00 -9
15/05/2008 - 18/05/2008 Irish Open 3 $118,750.00 -7
08/05/2008 - 11/05/2008 Italian Open 3 $106,420.00 -23
10/04/2008 - 13/04/2008 The Masters 8 $217,500.00 -1
27/03/2008 - 30/03/2008 Zurich Classic of New Orleans 50 $14,738.29 -2
20/03/2008 - 24/03/2008 WGC-CA Championship 30 $62,500.00 -6
28/02/2008 - 02/03/2008 Johnnie Walker Classic 34 $12,271.79 -6
20/02/2008 - 24/02/2008 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship 33 $40,000.00 0
31/01/2008 - 03/02/2008 Dubai Desert Classic 19 $19,593.90 -5
24/01/2008 - 27/01/2008 The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters 60 $4,532.71 -1
17/01/2008 - 20/01/2008 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship 11 $21,595.58 -7
15/11/2007 - 18/11/2007 UBS Hong Kong Open 2 $114,410.57 -14

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