Mårten Olander

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Mårten Olander
Personal information
Born (1971-11-05) 5 November 1971 (age 47)
Uppsala, Sweden
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Nationality Sweden
ResidenceKalmar, Sweden
Career
CollegeUniversity of Alabama
Turned professional1995
Former tour(s)European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins1
Number of wins by tour
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT66: 2004
Achievements and awards
Ben Hogan Award1993

Mårten Olander (born 5 November 1971) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Olander attended the University of Alabama for four years, and was awarded the Ben Hogan Award for the best college golfer in the United States in 1993.

He turned professional in 1995, and joined the Challenge Tour in 1996, winning promotion to the European Tour in his debut season. He returned to the Challenge Tour for 1999, and spent three further seasons there before winning his first professional tournament at the 2001 Hardelot Challenge de France, sealing his return to the full European Tour.[1] He spent a further five seasons at the highest level, before a dramatic slump in form saw him make only three cuts in 2006, since when he has played rarely.

Olander's best result on the European Tour was a four-way tie for second at the 2003 Telefonica Open de Madrid. 2003 was also his most successful season, as he ended 61st on the Order of Merit.

In 2008, Olander was joint captain of the successful European Palmer Cup team.[2]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner-up
1 14 Oct 2001 Hardelot Challenge de France -16 (68–68–62–70=268) 1 stroke Scotland Scott Drummond

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2003 2004
The Open Championship CUT T66

Note: Olander only played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olander secures maiden victory in Hardelot - Challenge Tour". Europeantour.com. 14 October 2001. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Former Tide Golfer Olander Coaches Europe to Victory Vs. UA's Thompson & USA". Rolltide.com. 27 June 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2011.

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