Gabriel Hjertstedt

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Gabriel Hjertstedt
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Hjertstedt
Born (1971-12-05) 5 December 1971 (age 43)
Umeå, Sweden
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Nationality  Sweden
Career
Turned professional 1990
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1998, 1999, 2000
U.S. Open T30: 2001
The Open Championship CUT: 1994, 1999
PGA Championship T16: 1999

Gabriel Hjertstedt (born 5 December 1971) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Hjertstedt was born in Umeå, Sweden. His family relocated to Australia when he was eleven and he learned to play golf there. He turned professional in 1990 and spent time on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Japan Golf Tour. He played on the European Tour from 1993 to 1996, where his best results were a pair of second places in 1994. In his 1997 rookie year on the U.S.-based PGA Tour he won the B.C. Open the same week that Europe won that year's Ryder Cup, to become the first Swede to win on the PGA Tour.[1] He followed up in 1999 by claiming his second PGA Tour title at the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.[2] He represented Sweden in the Dunhill Cup in 1994 and 1999.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

  • 1989 Doug Sanders World Junior Championship, European Boys Championship

Professional wins (2)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 28 Sep 1997 B.C. Open −13 (70-69-66-70=275) 1 stroke United States Andrew Magee, United States Chris Perry,
United States Lee Rinker
2 28 Feb 1999 Touchstone Energy Tucson Open −16 (67-68-73-68=276) Playoff United States Tommy Armour III

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 Touchstone Energy Tucson Open United States Tommy Armour III Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T34 DNP T30 DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T16 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hjertstedt wins B.C. Open". The Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina). AP. 29 September 1997. p. 2B. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Hjertstedt wins Tucson playoff". Eugene Register-Guard (Eugene, Oregon). 1 March 1999. p. 2B. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 

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