Niclas Fasth

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Niclas Fasth
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Niclas Fasth
Born (1972-04-29) 29 April 1972 (age 42)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Ascot, Berkshire, England
Spouse Marie (m. 2002)
Children Adam, Amanda
Career
Turned professional 1993
Current tour(s) European Tour (joined 1996)
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 11
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 6
Challenge Tour 4
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T39: 2008
U.S. Open 4th: 2007
The Open Championship 2nd: 2001
PGA Championship T10: 2003

Niclas Fasth (born 29 April 1972) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Fasth was born in Gothenburg. He turned professional in 1993 and won three events on the second tier European Challenge Tour that year. Since 1994 he has been a member of the European Tour for every season except for 1999. He qualified for the U.S. based PGA Tour at the 1997 Qualifying School, and played the PGA and European Tours concurrently in 1998. He had a bad season on both and in 1999 found himself back on the Challenge Tour. Since then he has concentrated on playing in Europe and in 2001, he finished tenth on the European Order of Merit. He also finished second to David Duval in the 2001 Open Championship which enabled Fasth to qualify for the 2002 Ryder Cup.

He had good seasons in 2005 and 2006, winning twice on the European Tour in both years and finishing thirteenth and fifteenth on the Order of Merit. In 2007, he finished fourth in the U.S. Open and the week after, he won his sixth European Tour event, the BMW International Open. These performances helped Fasth to a fifth place finish on the Order of Merit.

Fasth has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings. His primary sponsor is Callaway Golf.

Personal life[edit]

Fasth is married to Marie and has two children.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

  • 1992 Swedish Amateur Championship

Professional wins (11)[edit]

European Tour (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 19 Mar 2000 Madeira Island Open −9 (66-72-68-73=279) 2 strokes England Mark Davis, Scotland Ross Drummond,
Sweden Richard S. Johnson
2 13 Feb 2005 Holden New Zealand Open −22 (65-63-75-63=266) Playoff England Miles Tunnicliff
3 24 Jul 2005 Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe −14 (68-66-72-68=274) Playoff Argentina Ángel Cabrera
4 30 Apr 2006 Andalucía Open de España Valle Romano −18 (67-68-66-69=270) Playoff England John Bickerton
5 22 Oct 2006 Mallorca Classic −5 (66-71-70-68=275) 3 strokes Spain Sergio García
6 24 Jun 2007 BMW International Open −13 (67-65-73-70=275) 2 strokes Germany Bernhard Langer, Portugal José-Filipe Lima

European Tour playoff record (3–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2002 Murphy's Irish Open England Richard Bland, South Africa Darren Fichardt,
Denmark Søren Hansen
Hansen won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Bland eliminated with birdie on second hole
2 2005 Holden New Zealand Open England Miles Tunnicliff Won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2005 Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe Argentina Ángel Cabrera Won with birdie on third extra hole
4 2006 Andalucía Open de España Valle Romano England John Bickerton Won with birdie on fourth extra hole

Challenge Tour (4)[edit]

Other (1)[edit]

  • 1993 (1) Swedish Professional Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP T55 T39 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T37 T48 DNP DNP CUT 4 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship 2 T28 CUT CUT DNP CUT T35 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
PGA Championship T29 CUT T10 T45 CUT CUT T42 T63 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
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 0 4 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 3
The Open Championship 0 1 0 1 1 1 8 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 5
Totals 0 1 0 2 3 3 26 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2007 Masters – 2008 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Results in World Golf Championship events[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Accenture Match Play Championship DNP R16 R32 R64 DNP R64 R16 R32
CA Championship NT1 T11 T16 DNP T37 DNP T6 T44
Bridgestone Invitational T21 T58 T58 T61 T33 DNP T22 T52

1Cancelled due to 9/11
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament held.
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

External links[edit]