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Kristoffer Broberg (born 1 August 1986) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Kristoffer Broberg
Kristoffer Broberg Round 3 Open de France 2013 t115341.jpg
Broberg at the 2013 Open de France
Personal information
Born (1986-08-01) 1 August 1986 (age 32)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Nationality Sweden
ResidenceStockholm, Sweden
Career
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins9
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Challenge Tour4
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT32: 2014
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2016

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ProfessionalEdit

Broberg started his professional career on the Nordic League where he won four events between 2011 and 2012. He also began playing on the Challenge Tour in 2012. He won the second event he played in, the Finnish Challenge on 5 August.[1] He won again the next week at the Norwegian Challenge.[2] Broberg won for a third time that month at the Rolex Trophy to earn an instant promotion to the European Tour; he was the fastest player ever to achieve this having played just five events in the season.[3] The victories helped Broberg shoot up the Official World Golf Ranking from 1,109th to 173rd, and he ended the year ranked 79th after finishing runner-up at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.[4]

Broberg again came close to capturing his maiden European Tour victory in 2014 when he tied for third in the Irish Open and finished runner-up at the Scottish Open.[5] He also recorded his third career runner-up finish at the Made in Denmark event during the 2015 season.

On 15 November 2015, Broberg won his maiden European Tour title at the BMW Masters, one of the four tournaments that make up the Race to Dubai Final Series. He won in a sudden-death playoff over American Patrick Reed, with a birdie on the first extra hole. This was the 100th win by a Swede in the history of the European Tour and earned Broberg an exemption through to 2017.[6]

Professional wins (9)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

Legend
Race to Dubai finals series (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 15 Nov 2015 BMW Masters −17 (69-70-64-68=271) Playoff   Patrick Reed

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2015 BMW Masters   Patrick Reed Won with birdie on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 5 Aug 2012 Finnish Challenge −15 (69-66-66-68=269) 6 strokes   Wil Besseling
2 12 Aug 2012 Norwegian Challenge −22 (67-64-65-70=266) Playoff   Álvaro Velasco
3 25 Aug 2012 Rolex Trophy −27 (63-66-64-68=261) 1 stroke   Sihwan Kim
4 21 Oct 2012 Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Challenge −14 (67-70-66-67=270) 3 strokes   Simon Wakefield

Nordic League wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 2 Jul 2011 Mørk Masters −25 (63-64-64=191) 4 strokes   Morten Ørum Madsen
2 22 Apr 2012 Abbekås Open −6 (67-71=138) 2 strokes   Jacob Glennemo
3 21 Jun 2012 Nordea Open −9 (71-69-67=207) 2 strokes   Simon Forsström
4 6 Jul 2012 Katrineholm Open −10 (72-70-64=206) 1 stroke   Johan Carlsson

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T32 CUT
PGA Championship CUT
  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fine Finnish victory for Broberg". PGA European Tour. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Fine Broberg clinches dramatic second win in Norway". PGA European Tour. 12 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Broberg creates history in Geneva". PGA European Tour. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ Kristoffer Broberg 2012 Results, Official World Golf Ranking
  5. ^ Kristoffer Broberg 2014 Results, Official World Golf Ranking
  6. ^ "Broberg earns first European Tour victory". PGA European Tour. 15 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.

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