Sven Strüver

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Sven Strüver
Sven Struver, golfer.JPG
Strüver at the 2009 Omega European Masters
Personal information
Full name Sven Strüver
Born (1967-08-09) 9 August 1967 (age 50)
Bremen, Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nationality  Germany
Residence Hamburg, Germany;
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Spouse Stephanie (m. 1996)
Children Lily Josepha (b. 1999)
Johan Philip (b. 2002)
Career
Turned professional 1990
Former tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Challenge Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T32: 1999
The Open Championship T35: 1998
PGA Championship CUT

Sven Strüver (born 9 August 1967) is a German professional golfer.

Strüver was born in Bremen. In the 1989 German Open, he shot a 62 in the second round to set a new record for the lowest round by an amateur in a European Tour event. The record was equalled by Shane Lowry in the 2009 Irish Open.[1]

Strüver turned professional in 1990 and won the German PGA Championship that year. He joined the European Tour in 1992, and reached his peak during the mid to late 1990s, when he won three tournaments and consistently finished inside the top 50 on the Order of Merit. His best season was 1998, when he captured the Canon European Masters and finished 13th on the Order of Merit having missed just two cuts all season.

Since 2003, Strüver has failed to win enough money to retain his European Tour card automatically and visited the end of season tour qualifying school every year through 2007, regaining his card on three occasions.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1986 German Amateur Closed Championship

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 18 Feb 1996 Alfred Dunhill South African PGA Championship –14 (66-73-63=202) 3 strokes South Africa Ernie Els, Northern Ireland David Feherty
2 27 Jul 1997 Sun Microsystems Dutch Open –18 (67-64-69-66=266) 3 strokes England Russell Claydon
3 6 Sep 1998 Canon European Masters –21 (69-63-65-66=263) Playoff Sweden Patrik Sjöland

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1998 Canon European Masters Sweden Patrik Sjöland Won with birdie on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 1990 German PGA Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP T32 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T35 66 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP CUT DNP 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peters, Austin; Louth, County (15 May 2009). "Shane Lowry the amateur takes halfway lead in Irish Open". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 

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