Christian Nilsson

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Christian Nilsson
— Golfer —
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Nilsson at the 2010 KLM Open
Personal information
Full name Christian Lars Nilsson
Born (1979-05-25) 25 May 1979 (age 35)
Karlstad, Sweden
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Karlstad, Sweden
Spouse Johanna (m. 2009)
Children Thea (b. 2008)
Career
Turned professional 1999
Retired 2012
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 1
Other 4

Christian Lars Nilsson (born 25 May 1979) is a Swedish former professional golfer.

Professional career[edit]

Nilsson was born in Karlstad, Sweden. He turned professional in 1999 with a plus 3 handicap. Nilsson played on the Challenge Tour full-time since 2004, playing few events before then. His first event on the European Tour was the 2005 Open Championship where he missed the cut. His first full season on the European Tour was 2006, and his second in 2007. In 2008 he played on both the Challenge and European Tours with his best finish a runner-up to David Dixon at the Saint-Omer Open, but he did not break through until 2009 at the same event. At the 2009 Saint-Omer Open in June, a week opposite the U.S. Open, Nilsson won his first European Tour event by 6 strokes over Portugal's José-Filipe Lima. The win was Nilsson's first professional win on a recognized major golf tour.[1]

After a disappointing season in 2012 where he finished 149th in the Race to Dubai, Nilsson let it be known that he was retiring from professional golf to focus more on his family.[2]

Professional wins (5)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner-up
1 21 Jun 2009 Saint-Omer Open
(co-sanctioned by the Challenge Tour)
-13 (68-69-65-69=271) 6 strokes Portugal José-Filipe Lima

Other wins (4)[edit]

  • 2000 Vattenfall Berga Open (Swedish Mini-Tour)
  • 2002 Telehuset Larvik Open (Nordic League)
  • 2005 Øresund Masters (Telia Tour), Hydro-Texaco Open (Nordic League)

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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