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Niclas Fasth (born 29 April 1972) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Niclas Fasth
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Personal information
Full nameNiclas Fasth
Born (1972-04-29) 29 April 1972 (age 47)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb; 12.4 st)
Nationality Sweden
ResidenceAscot, Berkshire, England
SpouseMarie (m. 2002)
Children2
Career
Turned professional1993
Former tour(s)European Tour (joined 1996)
PGA Tour
Professional wins11
Number of wins by tour
European Tour6
Challenge Tour4
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT39: 2008
PGA ChampionshipT10: 2003
U.S. Open4th: 2007
The Open Championship2nd: 2001

Fasth was born in Gothenburg. He turned professional in 1993 and won three events on the second tier European Challenge Tour that year. Since 1994 he has been a member of the European Tour for every season except for 1999. He qualified for the U.S.-based PGA Tour at the 1997 Qualifying School, and played the PGA and European Tours concurrently in 1998. He had a bad season on both and in 1999 found himself back on the Challenge Tour. Since then he has concentrated on playing in Europe and in 2001, he finished tenth on the European Order of Merit. He also finished second to David Duval in the 2001 Open Championship which enabled Fasth to qualify for the 2002 Ryder Cup.

He had good seasons in 2005 and 2006, winning twice on the European Tour in both years and finishing thirteenth and fifteenth on the Order of Merit. In 2007, he finished fourth in the U.S. Open and the week after, he won his sixth European Tour event, the BMW International Open. These performances helped Fasth to a fifth-place finish on the Order of Merit.

Fasth has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings. His primary sponsor is Callaway Golf.

Personal lifeEdit

Fasth is married to Marie and has two children.

Amateur wins (1)Edit

  • 1992 Swedish Amateur Championship

Professional wins (11)Edit

European Tour wins (6)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 19 Mar 2000 Madeira Island Open −9 (66-72-68-73=279) 2 strokes   Mark Davis,   Ross Drummond,
  Richard S. Johnson
2 13 Feb 2005 Holden New Zealand Open −22 (65-63-75-63=266) Playoff   Miles Tunnicliff
3 24 Jul 2005 Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe −14 (68-66-72-68=274) Playoff   Ángel Cabrera
4 30 Apr 2006 Andalucía Open de España Valle Romano −18 (67-68-66-69=270) Playoff   John Bickerton
5 22 Oct 2006 Mallorca Classic −5 (66-71-70-68=275) 3 strokes   Sergio García
6 24 Jun 2007 BMW International Open −13 (67-65-73-70=275) 2 strokes   Bernhard Langer,   José-Filipe Lima

European Tour playoff record (3–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2002 Murphy's Irish Open   Richard Bland,   Darren Fichardt,
  Søren Hansen
Hansen won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Bland eliminated by birdie on second hole
2 2005 Holden New Zealand Open   Miles Tunnicliff Won with birdie on second extra hole
3 2005 Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe   Ángel Cabrera Won with birdie on third extra hole
4 2006 Andalucía Open de España Valle Romano   John Bickerton Won with birdie on fourth extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (4)Edit

Other wins (1)Edit

  • 1993 (1) Swedish Professional Championship

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament CUT CUT T55 T39
U.S. Open T37 T48 CUT 4 CUT CUT
The Open Championship 2 T28 CUT CUT T35 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T29 CUT T10 T45 CUT CUT T42 T63
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 3
The Open Championship 0 1 0 1 1 1 7 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 5
Totals 0 1 0 2 3 3 25 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2007 Masters – 2008 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Results in World Golf Championship eventsEdit

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Accenture Match Play Championship R16 R32 R64 R64 R16 R32
CA Championship NT1 T11 T16 T37 T6 T44
Bridgestone Invitational T21 T58 T58 T61 T33 T22 T52

1Cancelled due to 9/11

  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament held.

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit