Strüver at the 2009 Omega European Masters
|Full name||Sven Strüver|
9 August 1967 |
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
|Spouse||Stephanie (m. 1996)|
|Children||Lily Josepha (b. 1999)
Johan Philip (b. 2002)
|Former tour(s)||European Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T32: 1999|
|The Open Championship||T35: 1998|
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.
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.
- 1986 German Amateur Closed Championship
European Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||18 Feb 1996||Alfred Dunhill South African PGA Championship||–14 (66-73-63=202)||3 strokes||Ernie Els, David Feherty|
|2||27 Jul 1997||Sun Microsystems Dutch Open||–18 (67-64-69-66=266)||3 strokes||Russell Claydon|
|3||6 Sep 1998||Canon European Masters||–21 (69-63-65-66=263)||Playoff||Patrik Sjöland|
European Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1998||Canon European Masters||Patrik Sjöland||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Challenge Tour wins (1)
- 1993 American Express Trophy (unofficial money)
Other wins (1)
- 1990 German PGA Championship
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T35||66||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Germany): 1986, 1988
- St Andrews Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 1988
- World Cup (representing Germany): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002
- Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Germany): 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
- 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.