Mathias Grönberg

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Mathias Grönberg
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Personal information
Full nameMathias David Grönberg
Born (1970-03-12) 12 March 1970 (age 49)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)
Nationality Sweden
ResidenceMonaco
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
ChildrenAva,Van,Axel
Career
CollegeSwedish Golf Academy
Turned professionalDecember 1990
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Web.com Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
European Tour4
Web.com Tour1
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT74: 2001
The Open ChampionshipT18: 2003
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2000, 2001, 2003

Mathias David Grönberg (born 12 March 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer who has played on the European Tour, PGA Tour, and their second-tier tours.

Career[edit]

Grönberg was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He won the Swedish Boys Championship in 1988 and the British Youths Open Amateur Championship in 1990. That year he helped Sweden to win the Eisenhower Trophy, and picked up the individual title at that event.

Grönberg turned professional late in 1990. After starting out on the second tier Challenge Tour, he was a member of the European Tour from 1994 to 2003, winning four European Tour events in that time. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was tenth in 1998. However, he was keen to join the PGA Tour in America, repeatedly entering its Qualifying Tournament. After six failed attempts he topped the event in 2003. He had difficulty settling on the PGA Tour, and after his 2005 second season he had to return to the Qualifying Tournament to retain his card, which he did. His best finish in a tour event so far is a tie for 3rd place at the 2007 Valero Texas Open, where he ultimately trailed winner Justin Leonard by three shots.

Grönberg won his first title on the Nationwide Tour in 2009 at the Melwood Prince George's County Open where he lapped the field and won by six strokes over Esteban Toledo and Justin Bolli. He finished 24th on the money list to earn his 2010 PGA Tour card.

Personal life[edit]

Grönberg's wife, Tara, is American. They have a son Van, born in 2002, a daughter Ava, born in 2005 and a son Axl, born in 2009. They reside in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Mathias Grönberg Trophy 2008[edit]

In August 2008 the first Mathias Grönberg Trophy event took place in Sweden. Grönberg's goal is to make golf more popular with young children. It’s a yearly event that is being played at Kårsta Golf Club.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 3 Sep 1995 Canon European Masters −18 (70-65-66-69=270) 2 strokes England Barry Lane, Italy Costantino Rocca
2 23 Aug 1998 Smurfit European Open −13 (68-71-67-69=275) 10 strokes Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Wales Phillip Price
3 23 Jan 2000 Mercedes-Benz South African Open −14 (70-70-67-67=274) 1 stroke South Africa Darren Fichardt, Argentina Ricardo González,
Zimbabwe Nick Price
4 4 May 2003 Italian Open −17 (71-67-68-65=271) 2 strokes Argentina Ricardo González, Spain José Manuel Lara,
Scotland Colin Montgomerie

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2001 Victor Chandler British Masters England David Howell, Sweden Robert Karlsson,
France Thomas Levet
Levet won with birdie on third extra hole
Howell and Karlsson eliminated by par on first hole

Sunshine Tour wins (1)[edit]

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 7 Jun 2009 Melwood Prince George's County Open −19 (68-69-67-65=269) 6 strokes United States Justin Bolli, Mexico Esteban Toledo

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
U.S. Open T74 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT T18 T47
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT

Note: Grönberg never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

External links[edit]