|Full name||John Paul Pultz Pinnerup Axelsen|
|Born||23 January 1998|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)|
|College||University of Florida|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour|
|Former tour(s)||Nordic Golf League|
|Achievements and awards|
John Paul Pultz Pinnerup Axelsen (born 23 January 1998) is a Danish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. He was a member of the Danish team that won the Eisenhower Trophy in 2018. He has won four times on the Nordic Golf League as well as winning the Nordic Golf League Order of Merit in 2022.
Axelsen was born in Holbæk, Denmark and was introduced to golf by his father when he was 5. At a young age, Axelsen showed considerable talent, winning English boys under-13 (Reid Trophy) and medals at the European Boys under-16 championship (European Young Masters) in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
In 2014, Axelsen was the first Danish boy to play in the Junior Ryder Cup, after winning the McGregor Trophy during which he set a new course record at Radcliffe-on-Trent Golf Club and also a new tournament record. In 2016 he was selected again but opted instead to play for Denmark at the Eisenhower Trophy in Cancun, Mexico.
At the age of 16, Axelsen was selected as the youngest-ever male player to play for the Danish National Men's team at the European Amateur Team Championship in Finland. He twice won bronze at the European Team Championship with the Danish team, in 2016 and 2018.
Axelsen won the Danish International Amateur Championship three times, in 2014, 2017 and 2018, becoming the first player to win the event three times. In 2016, Axelsen received a wild card to the Made in Denmark event on the European Tour. He made the cut and finished 40th at 282, 2-under-par.
Axelsen was a member of the first Danish team to win the World Amateur Team Championship (Eisenhower Trophy) in 2018 in Ireland together with brothers Rasmus Højgaard and Nicolai Højgaard. During the event he shot the event's lowest round of 8 under par. Axelsen was the joint lowest scorer in the stroke-play qualification for the 2019 Amateur Championship at Portmarnock Golf Club in Ireland.
As an amateur he was the number one ranked player European Golf Rankings at under-14, under-16, under-18, under-21 and ranked second in the men's rankings before turning professional. He was also ranked number one in the Danish Golf Union Rankings at under-16, under-18, under-21 and men's level, where he already as 16 was the highest ranked men's player in Denmark 
Axelsen attended the University of Florida from 2017 to May 2020, leaving before his senior year to turn professional. He was part of both Golfweeks NCAA All-American Team, First team and GCAA's NCAA Division I All-American Team, First team, with the second-best scoring average in University of Florida's program history.
Axelsen won the Made in HimmerLand Qualifier on the 2021 Nordic Golf League. With the win, Axelsen qualified as no 3 on the 2021 Race to HimmerLand Ranking 2021; earning a place in the Made in HimmerLand on the European Tour.
Axelsen won three times on the 2022 Nordic Golf League, including a victory at the MoreGolf Mastercard Tour Final in October. He went on to win the Order of Merit and secure status on the 2023 Challenge Tour. In November, Axelsen entered the European Tour Q School. After six rounds he finished tied-seventh place, ultimately gaining a card for the 2023 European Tour season, bettering his original Challenge Tour status which he gained via the Nordic Golf League.
- Santandar Consumer Bank Talent Award: 2019
- Den Gyldne Golfbold: 2018
- Bella prisen: 2014 og 2015
- Toms Guld Barre prisen: 2013
- Golfweeks All-American Team, First team: 2020
- GCAA's NCAA Division I All-America Team, First team: 2020
- All-SEC First Team: 2020
- PING All-Region Honors: 2020
- Haskins Awards final nominated players for men's college player of the year: 2020
- PING All-Region Honors: 2019
- All-SEC Freshman Team: 2018
- 2011 Reid Trophy, English Boys u/13
- 2012 Zeagul Trophy
- 2013 Zeagul Trophy, DGU Elite Tour Herrer Finale
- 2014 Asserbo Pokalen, Danish International Amateur, McGregor Trophy
- 2015 DGU Elite Tour Herrer Finale
- 2016 DGU Elite Tour Finale Herrer & Drenge
- 2017 Danish International Amateur
- 2018 Danish International Amateur
Professional wins (5)
Nordic Golf League wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||14 May 2021||Made in HimmerLand Qualifier||−10 (65-73-68=206)||Playoff||August Thor Høst (a)|
|2||20 Feb 2022||GolfStar Winter Series I||−13 (67-67-67=201)||4 strokes||Christoffer Bring, Simon Forsström|
|3||7 Oct 2022||Race to HimmerLand||−7 (71-71-67=209)||1 stroke||Niclas Hellberg|
|4||14 Oct 2022||MoreGolf Mastercard Tour Final||−16 (67-65-68=200)||3 strokes||Jeppe Kristian Andersen, August Thor Høst|
Danish Golf Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||10 Sep 2020||Destination Fyn Pro-Am||−5 (67)||1 stroke||Victor Østerby|
- European Boys' Team Championship (representing Denmark): 2012, 2013, 2015
- European Amateur Team Championship (representing Denmark): 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Youth Olympics (representing Denmark): 2014
- Junior Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 2014
- Jacques Léglise Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2015 (tie)
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Denmark): 2016, 2018 (winners)
- "2012 European Young Masters". European Golf Association.
- "2014 European Young Masters". European Golf Association.
- "2013 European Young Masters". European Golf Association.
- "No slip up this time for great Dane Axelsen". England Golf. 17 July 2014.
- "2014 Junior Ryder Cup – Team Announcement". European Golf Association. 22 September 2014.
- "2016 European Amateur Team Championship". European Golf Association.
- "2018 European Amateur Team Championship". European Golf Association.
- "Danish International Amateur Championship – Past Winners".
- "Made in Denmark – Results 2016". PGA European Tour.
- "Eisenhower Individual Scoring – 2018". International Golf Federation.
- European Golf Rankings
- Dansk Golf Union rangliste
- "2019–20 Men's Golf Roster – John Axelsen". University of Florida Athletics.
- "Axelsen Announces Decision to Turn Pro". Florida Gators. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
- "John Axelsen winsDestination Fyn Pro-Am finale". Ecco Tour (in Danish). 10 September 2020.
- "John Axelsen wins Made in HimmerLand Qualifier by Enjoy Resorts". Ecco Tour (in Danish). 14 May 2021.
- "Jeppe Kristian Andersen vinder dramatisk finale på ECCO Tour". Golf Avisen (in Danish). 21 October 2022. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
- Damgaard, Peter (16 November 2022). "Bring og Axelsen klar til DP World Tour via top-25 på Tourskolen". 19 Hul (in Danish). Retrieved 16 November 2022.
- Admin (3 October 2020). "Hæder til Mikael Lindberg og John Axelsen ved ECCO Tour Awards". ECCO Tour (in Danish). Retrieved 29 December 2020.
- Santander talent pris
- Den Gyldne Golfbold
- Bella Prisen
- Guld Barre Prisen
- Golfweek All-American 2020
- NCAA Division I PING All-America 2020
- All-SEC First Team
- PING All-Region Honors 2020
- Haskins Awards: 10 finalists for men's college golfer of the year
- PING All-Region Honors 2019
- All-SEC Freshman Team
- Reid Trophy - English Boys u/13 (Amateur Golf News)
- Zeagull Mens Trophy (Mågepokalen) Results 2012
- Zeagull Mens Trophy (Mågepokalen) Results 2013
- Danish Golf Union Elite Tour Finals Results 2013
- Asserbo Mens Trophy Result 2014
- Danish International Amateur Championship (DIAC) 2014
- Danish Golf Union Elite Tour Finals Results 2015
- Danish Golf Union Elite Tour Finals Results 2016
- Danish International Amateur Championship (DIAC) Finals Results 2017
- Danish International Amateur Championship (DIAC) Finals Results 2018