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Gabriel Hjertstedt

Gabriel Hjertstedt (born 5 December 1971) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Gabriel Hjertstedt
Personal information
Full nameGabriel Hjertstedt
Born (1971-12-05) 5 December 1971 (age 47)
Umeå, Sweden
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Nationality Sweden
Career
Turned professional1990
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1998, 1999, 2000
PGA ChampionshipT16: 1999
U.S. OpenT30: 2001
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 1994, 1999

Hjertstedt was born in Umeå, Sweden. His family relocated to Australia when he was eleven and he learned to play golf there. He turned professional in 1990 and spent time on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the Japan Golf Tour. He played on the European Tour from 1993 to 1996, where his best results were a pair of second places in 1994. In his 1997 rookie year on the U.S.-based PGA Tour he won the B.C. Open the same week that Europe won that year's Ryder Cup, to become the first Swede to win on the PGA Tour.[1] He followed up in 1999 by claiming his second PGA Tour title at the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.[2] He represented Sweden in the Dunhill Cup in 1994 and 1999. He has not played a PGA Tour-sanctioned event since 2009.

Amateur wins (2)Edit

  • 1989 Doug Sanders World Junior Championship, European Boys Championship

Professional wins (2)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 28 Sep 1997 B.C. Open −13 (70-69-66-70=275) 1 stroke   Andrew Magee,   Chris Perry,
  Lee Rinker
2 28 Feb 1999 Touchstone Energy Tucson Open −16 (67-68-73-68=276) Playoff   Tommy Armour III

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1999 Touchstone Energy Tucson Open   Tommy Armour III Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Masters Tournament CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open T34 T30 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT T16
  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hjertstedt wins B.C. Open". The Robesonian. Lumberton, North Carolina. AP. 29 September 1997. p. 2B. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Hjertstedt wins Tucson playoff". Eugene Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. 1 March 1999. p. 2B. Retrieved 12 July 2012.

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