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Mathias Grönberg

Mathias David Grönberg (born 12 March 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer who has played on the European Tour, PGA Tour, and their second-tier tours.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Mathias Grönberg Trophy 2008 3
  • Amateur wins (3) 4
  • Professional wins (6) 5
    • European Tour wins (4) 5.1
    • Sunshine Tour wins (1) 5.2
    • Challenge Tour wins (1) 5.3
    • Nationwide Tour wins (1) 5.4
  • Results in major championships 6
  • Team appearances 7
  • See also 8
  • External links 9

Career

Grönberg was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He won the Swedish Boys Championship in 1988 and the British Youths Championship in 1990. That year he helped Sweden to win the Eisenhower Trophy, and picked up the individual title at that event.

Grönberg turned professional late in 1990. After starting out on the second tier Challenge Tour, he was a member of the European Tour from 1994 to 2003, winning four European Tour events in that time. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was tenth in 1998. However, he was keen to join the PGA Tour in America, repeatedly entering its Qualifying Tournament. After six failed attempts he topped the event in 2003. He had difficulty settling on the PGA Tour, and after his 2005 second season he had to return to the Qualifying Tournament to retain his card, which he did. His best finish in a tour event so far is a tie for 3rd place at the 2007 Valero Texas Open, where he ultimately trailed winner Justin Leonard by three shots.

Grönberg won his first event on the Esteban Toledo and Justin Bolli. He finished 24th on the money list to earn his 2010 PGA Tour card.

Personal life

Grönberg's wife, Tara, is American. They have a son Van, born in 2002, and a daughter Ava, born in 2005. They reside in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Mathias Grönberg Trophy 2008

In August 2008 the first Mathias Grönberg Trophy event took place in Sweden. Grönberg's goal is to make golf more popular with young children. He hopes to make this a yearly event.

Amateur wins (3)

  • 1988 Swedish Boys Championship
  • 1990 British Youths Open Amateur Championship
  • 1991 Swedish Open

Professional wins (6)

European Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 3 Sep 1995 Canon European Masters −18 (70-65-66-69=270) 2 strokes Barry Lane, Costantino Rocca
2 23 Aug 1998 Smurfit European Open −13 (68-71-67-69=275) 10 strokes Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Phillip Price
3 23 Jan 2000 Mercedes-Benz South African Open −14 (70-70-67-67=274) 1 stroke Darren Fichardt, Ricardo González,
Nick Price
4 4 May 2003 Italian Open −17 (71-67-68-65=271) 2 Strokes Ricardo González, José Manuel Lara,
Colin Montgomerie
European Tour playoff record (0–1)
No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2001 Victor Chandler British Masters David Howell, Robert Karlsson,
Thomas Levet
Levet won with birdie on third extra hole
Howell and Karlsson eliminated with par on first hole

Sunshine Tour wins (1)

Challenge Tour wins (1)

  • 1991 SM Match Play

Nationwide Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 7 Jun 2009 Justin Bolli, Esteban Toledo

Results in major championships

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T74 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT CUT T18 T47 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2010
The Masters DNP
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances

Amateur

Professional

See also

External links

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