Anders Forsbrand

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Anders Forsbrand
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Personal information
Full nameAnders Forsbrand
Born (1961-04-01) 1 April 1961 (age 57)
Filipstad, Sweden
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Nationality Sweden
ResidencePonte Vedra Beach, Florida, U.S.
Career
Turned professional1981
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins15
Number of wins by tour
European Tour6
European Senior Tour1
Other8
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 1993
U.S. OpenT32: 1996
The Open ChampionshipT4: 1994
PGA ChampionshipT9: 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 shares the record for the lowest final two rounds in a major championship, scoring 130 in the 1994 Open.

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 Senior 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 Senior 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 (65-70-68-70=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 (0–3)

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 1992 Canon European Masters England Jamie Spence Lost to birdie on second extra hole
3 1993 Scandinavian Masters England Peter Baker Lost to par on second extra hole

Other wins (8)[edit]

European Senior 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 T11 CUT
U.S. Open T33 CUT T32
The Open Championship CUT T8 T16 T29 CUT T38 T34 CUT T4 T49 CUT
PGA Championship T9 CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1984 Open Championship)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

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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