Anders Forsbrand

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Anders Forsbrand
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Anders Forsbrand
Born (1961-04-01) 1 April 1961 (age 53)
Filipstad, Sweden
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, U.S.
Career
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 16
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 6
European Seniors Tour 1
Other 9
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T11: 1993
U.S. Open T32: 1996
The Open Championship T4: 1994
PGA Championship T9: 1992

Anders Forsbrand (born 1 April 1961) was one of the first Swedish professional golfers to make a major impact on the European Tour.

Forsbrand was born in Filipstad, Sweden, and turned professional in 1981. He first played on the European Tour in 1982, and has been a member since. He won seven individual titles on the European tour and finished in the top ten of the Order of Merit three times, with a best of fourth place in 1992. In 1993, he became the first Swedish golfer to play in all four major championships in the same year, Forsbrand led Sweden to Victory in both the World Cup and Dunhill Cup. He has a special penchant for low scoring and still holds the record for the lowest final two rounds in a Major Championship from the British Open in 1994.

In 2004, Bernhard Langer, the European Ryder Cup Captain, named Forsbrand as his vice-captain for the 35th Ryder Cup Matches against the United States at Oakland Hills Country Club, in which the European team had a resounding victory over the US Team.

Forsbrand began playing on the European Seniors Tour after turning 50 in 2011. In August 2012, he won the SSE Scottish Senior Open, becoming the first Swede to win on the European Seniors Tour.[1]

Forsbrand now lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with his wife, Stewart, and their children Alexander and Margaux.

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 6 Sep 1987 Ebel European Masters Swiss Open –25 (71-64-66-62=263) 3 strokes Wales Mark Mouland
2 31 Mar 1991 Volvo Open di Firenze –14 (71-72-66-65=274) 1 stroke England Barry Lane
3 29 Mar 1992 Volvo Open di Firenze –13 (69-69-67-66=271) 1 stroke Australia Peter Senior
4 26 Apr 1992 Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open –15 (65-70-68-60=273) 1 stroke Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson
5 23 Jan 1994 Moroccan Open –12 (70-68-69-69=276) 4 strokes England Howard Clark
6 8 Oct 1995 Mercedes German Masters –24 (64-64-67-69=264) 2 strokes Germany Bernhard Langer

European Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1992 BMW International Open United States Paul Azinger, United States Glen Day, England Mark James, Germany Bernhard Langer Azinger won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1993 Scandinavian Masters England Peter Baker Lost to par on second extra hole

Other wins (9)[edit]

European Seniors Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 19 Aug 2012 SSE Scottish Senior Open –17 (66-66-67=199) 1 stroke England Philip Golding

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T11 CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T33 CUT DNP DNP T32
The Open Championship CUT T8 T16 T29 CUT DNP DNP T38 T34 CUT T4 T49 CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T9 CUT CUT DNP DNP

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 2 3 11 7
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
Totals 0 0 0 1 3 5 19 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (1991 Open Championship – 1993 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Professional team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historic Scottish win for Swede Forsbrand". PGA European Tour. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 

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