Daniel Chopra

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Daniel Chopra
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Daniel Samir Chopra
Born (1973-12-23) 23 December 1973 (age 40)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Perth, Australia
Career
Turned professional 1992
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
Professional wins 14
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Asian Tour 1
Web.com Tour 3
Challenge Tour 2
Other 6
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2008
U.S. Open T24: 2004
The Open Championship CUT: 2005, 2012
PGA Championship T41: 2006

Daniel Samir Chopra (born 23 December 1973) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Chopra was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He represents Sweden and his mother was Swedish, but his father was Indian and Daniel moved to India at age seven where he was raised by his grandparents. He won the All-India Junior Golf Championship at age 14.

Chopra turned professional in 1992. From 1996 to 2002 he played intermittently on the European Tour, sometimes failing to retain his tour card, and in 2004 he joined the U.S.-based PGA Tour.

In 2007 he won his first PGA Tour event at the Ginn sur Mer Classic at Tesoro. Two PGA Tour events later he picked up another win at the season opening Mercedes-Benz Championship. After his second PGA Tour win, Chopra's career started to fluctuate between the PGA Tour and second-tier (what was then) Nationwide Tour.

A difficult 2010 season, where he made only eight PGA Tour cuts in 28 events, cost him his Tour Card. He won the Nationwide Tour's Fresh Express Classic at TPC Stonebrae in 2011. Chopra regained his PGA Tour card for 2012 after finishing 19th on the money list. He finished 188th on the Tour's money list and went back to the newly renamed Web.com Tour for 2013. He finished 21st on the 2013 Web.com Tour regular season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1988 All India Junior Championship
  • 1990 All India Junior Championship
  • 1991 All India Junior Championship, Doug Sanders World Junior Championship

Professional wins (14)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 29 Oct 2007 Ginn sur Mer Classic at Tesoro −19 (67-66-69-71=273) 1 stroke Sweden Fredrik Jacobson, Japan Shigeki Maruyama
2 6 Jan 2008 Mercedes-Benz Championship −18 (69-72-67-66=274) Playoff United States Steve Stricker

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2008 Mercedes-Benz Championship United States Steve Stricker Won with birdie on fourth extra hole

Asian Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 9 Sep 2001 Mercuries Taiwan Masters −4 (71-69-73-71=284) 1 stroke India Vivek Bhandari

Nationwide Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 18 Apr 2004 First Tee Arkansas Classic −13 (75-66-68-66=275) 1 stroke United States John Elliott
2 23 May 2004 Henrico County Open −30 (65-63-65-65=258) 4 strokes Australia Nathan Green, United States Franklin Langham
3 17 Apr 2011 Fresh Express Classic at TPC Stonebrae −12 (68-69-61=198) 1 stroke Scotland Russell Knox, United States Luke List

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 24 Jul 1994 Jamtland Open −9 (71-71-68=210) 1 stroke Sweden Mats Hallberg
2 2 Oct 1994 Challenge Chargeurs −16 (68-64-64-72=268) 9 strokes Sweden Kenny Cross

Other wins (6)[edit]

  • 1993 Johor Baru Open (Malaysia)
  • 1994 Swedish International Championship, Indian Masters, Malaysian PGA Championship, Indian PGA Championship
  • 1995 Taiwan Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T24 DNP DNP DNP T36 DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP T41 CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

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