Peter Hedblom

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Peter Hedblom
Peter Hedblom 2006.jpg
Hedblom at the Scottish Open in 2006
Personal information
Full name Peter Hedblom
Born (1970-01-20) 20 January 1970 (age 47)
Gävle, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb; 13.7 st)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Gävle, Sweden
Spouse Anna (m. 1999)
Children Kasper, Patricia, Philip
Career
Turned professional 1988
Former tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Challenge Tour 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T11: 2005
The Open Championship T7: 1996
PGA Championship CUT: 2008

Peter Mikael Hedblom (born 20 January 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Amateur career[edit]

Hedblom was born in Gävle, Sweden. He won the 1986 Swedish Boys Championship when he was 16. The following year he won the Doral Junior Classic in the United States and the Scandinavian Amateur Open. He was a member of the Continental Europe team that won the 1986 Jacques Léglise Trophy and also played in the event in 1987. He turned professional in 1988.

Professional career[edit]

Hedblom has played mainly on the European Tour, on which he has won three tournaments. His best year-end ranking on the Order of Merit was 29th in 2008. His first win on the European Tour was at the Moroccan Open in 1996. He didn't win on the tour again until 2007 when he was victorious at the Maybank Malaysian Open, which was co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour. He picked up his third win in 2009 at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles.[1] He has also won three tournaments on the Challenge Tour. He represented Sweden in the 1996 Alfred Dunhill Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Before his venture into golf, he was actively involved in ice hockey. He took up ice hockey when he was six years old and broke his leg in 2001. This mishap came about when he participated in a yearly ice hockey game for golfers. His sister, Marlene, is also a professional golfer.

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

  • 1986 Swedish Boys Championship
  • 1987 Doral Junior Classic (USA), Scandinavian Amateur Open

Professional wins (9)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 10 Mar 1996 Moroccan Open −7 (68-67-74-72=281) 1 stroke Argentina Eduardo Romero
2 11 Feb 2007 Maybank Malaysian Open
(co-sanctioned with Asian Tour)
−8 (73-71-68-68=280) 1 stroke France Jean-François Lucquin
3 30 Aug 2009 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles −13 (72-68-68-67=275) 1 stroke Sweden Martin Erlandsson

European Tour playoff record (0–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2003 Canarias Open de España England Kenneth Ferrie, Republic of Ireland Peter Lawrie Ferrie won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2003 Nissan Irish Open Denmark Thomas Bjørn, New Zealand Michael Campbell Campbell won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2008 Maybank Malaysian Open India Arjun Atwal Lost to par on second extra hole
4 2009 KLM Open England Simon Dyson, Republic of Ireland Peter Lawrie Dyson won with birdie on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (4)[edit]

  • 1990 Jede Hot Cup Open
  • 1991 Formula Micro Open, Uppsala Golf International
  • 2001 Volvo Finnish Open

Other wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT T96 DNP DNP DNP DNP T7 CUT CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T11 T21 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T65
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hedblom takes title at Gleneagles". BBC Sport. 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 

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