Per-Ulrik Johansson

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Per-Ulrik Johansson
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Personal information
Full namePer-Ulrik Johansson
Born (1966-12-06) 6 December 1966 (age 53)
Uppsala, Sweden
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Nationality Sweden
ResidenceÅkersberga, Sweden;
West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.;
Marbella, Spain
SpouseJill (m. 2002)
ChildrenStella, Nova, Luna
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional1990
Former tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking40 (24 August 1997)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour6
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT12: 1997, 1998
PGA ChampionshipT8: 1996
U.S. OpenT25: 1998
The Open ChampionshipT15: 1995
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year

Per-Ulrik Johansson (born 6 December 1966) is a Swedish professional golfer. Like many European golfers he took a golf scholarship in the United States as sports scholarships do not exist in Europe. He attended Arizona State University and was a member of the same NCAA Championship winning team as Phil Mickelson.

Johansson turned professional later in 1990 and won a European Tour card on his first visit to Qualifying School. He was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 1991. In his first ten seasons on the European Tour he made the top twenty of the Order of Merit four times, with a best ranking of eleventh in 1997. He won five European Tour events between 1991 and 1997 and has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

In 2001, Johansson moved to the United States to play on the PGA Tour, after successfully negotiating the 2000 Qualifying School. He was a member of the PGA Tour for four seasons, but failed to make the same impact as he had in Europe. His best PGA Tour finish is tied sixth, which by coincidence he achieved once in each of those four seasons. In 2001 and 2002 he only just held onto his card via his money list placing. In 2003 he failed to do so, but he made a successful return trip to the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. In 2004 he lost six months to injury and ended the year with a failed trip to the Qualifying Tournament. In 2005 and 2006 he played on the Nationwide Tour with appearances on the PGA Tour and the European Tour without recovering his form.

In 2007, Johansson had to rely on wild card entries to play on the European Tour, but a six shot victory at the Russian Open secured his playing rights until 2009.

Johansson was the first Swede to play in the Ryder Cup twice (1995 and 1997) and he finished on the winning side both times. He was a member of winning Swedish teams at the 1991 Alfred Dunhill Cup and the 1991 World Cup of Golf.


Johansson is married to Jill, a sister of Jesper Parnevik.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

  • 1987 Leven Gold Medal
  • 1989 Scandinavian Amateur Championship

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 16 Jun 1991 Renault Belgian Open –12 (68-70-70-68=276) Playoff England Paul Broadhurst
2 23 Oct 1994 Chemapol Trophy Czech Open –11 (61-56-54-66=237) 3 strokes Sweden Klas Eriksson
3 29 Sep 1996 Smurfit European Open –11 (71-70-66-70=277) 1 stroke Italy Costantino Rocca
4 18 May 1997 Alamo English Open –19 (70-68-64-67=269) 2 strokes Sweden Dennis Edlund
5 24 Aug 1997 Smurfit European Open (2) –21 (68-64-66-69=267) 6 strokes England Peter Baker
6 5 Aug 2007 The Russian Open Golf Championship –23 (69-62-67-67=265) 6 strokes Netherlands Robert-Jan Derksen

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1991 Renault Belgian Open England Paul Broadhurst Won with par on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Masters Tournament T12 T12 T24
The Open Championship T68 CUT T60 T15 CUT T66 CUT CUT T64
PGA Championship T58 T8 T67 T23 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 5
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 7 21 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1996 PGA – 1998 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Week 34 1997 Ending 24 Aug 1997" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.

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