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Johan Edfors

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 10/10/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185

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Johan Edfors was inches from a late double eagle-2 as his victory charge came up just short in the Porsche European Open on the North Course at Green Eagle GC in Hamburg; his final round 2-under-par 36-34=70 left him T3 on 11-under 277, two back of the play-off.
The Swede smiled his way to the end of the round, happy in the knowledge that this result marked a return to form at European Tour level, some 11 years after his stellar three-win 2006 season. Early in the lap it appeared as if he had lost the opportunity to contend when making three front nine bogeys (at 2, 6 and 9), repaired by just one birdie (at 7). A fourth birdie-4 of the week at the 11th helped, but when his approach to the 588-yard par-5 15th hole pulled up just four or five inches short of the cup he had a kick-in eagle. He had to fight for par at 16 and 17, but very nearly holed out from the fairway again at 18, this time from wedge range; he tapped in for birdie. The result is his first ET top five since the Wales Open of June 2011. Sun, Jul 30, 2017 10:34:00 AM

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Johan Edfors carded a rollercoaster 3-under-par 35-34=69 at Green Eagle GC’s North Course Saturday, bouncing back from a front-nine slump to play his final four holes in 4-under and end 54 holes at the Porsche European Open in T4, just three behind pacesetter Jordan Smith of England.

The Swede looked to be going nicely in round three after a 3-3-4-3 start (two birdies and two pars) but then hit the rocks with dropped shots at 5, 6 and 9. He traded a red circle at 11 with a square at 13 to remain over par for the day but then sprinted to the clubhouse with birdies at 15 and 17 along with eagle-3 at the last to breathe fresh life into his title bid. It may be a long time since his most recent European Tour win (2006) but he's posted Challenge Tour victories in both 2014 and 2016 so still knows how to get over the line.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 01:35:00 PM

Johan Edfors provided a glimpse of his glory days with a scintillating second round of 5-under-par 31-36=67 to hit the 36-hole point of the Porsche European Open on Green Eagle GC’s North Course in Hamburg on 6-under 138, three behind the clubhouse lead.

The Swede is playing in conditions ideal for his game this week: he loves flat modern parkland courses, fringed by water, and the damp conditions play into the hands of his long ball carry too. It is now 11 years since he pegged three European Tour wins in just ten starts and he’s struggled in recent times. That said, he was a Challenge Tour winner last October so hasn’t entirely lost his mojo, but he did arrive in Germany off three missed cuts. After an opening 71 he accelerated into contention Friday. There were three red numbers on the front nine at 1, 3 and 7, and a brace of birdies at 11 and 12, before his only error of the day at No. 13. But a final hole birdie drew him back into the reckoning.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 01:26:00 PM

Johan Edfors is down at 227th on the Race to Dubai ahead of this week's Porsche European Open in Hamburg, Germany.

The Swede is a three-time European Tour champion (last 2006) and, despite having to drop a grade in recent seasons, has shown he can still get it done by scoring Challenge Tour wins in 2014 and 2016. He's made three of his last six cuts on the European Tour, with T36 in his home Nordea Masters the most recent sign of a spark. Edfors was T30 in his last start at the European Open in 2015 although that was at Bad Griesbach. This week he tackles the North Course at Green Eagle GC for the first time.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 05:53:00 AM

Johan Edfors hit 17 greens in regulation in a 5-under-par 33-33=66 on day one of the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach and is just a single shot off the lead.

The Swede, who was the only player of the current top seven on the leaderboard to start his day from the 1st tee, circled birdies at 3 and 4 on the front nine and added three more at 10, 13 and 16 after making the turn. That meant he posted just his fourth sub-70 first-round score of a, so far, disappointing season which sees him languishing at 183rd on the Race To Dubai. Edfors has missed six of his last eight cuts but did show glimpses of a return to form with a T17 at the M2M Russian Open earlier this month. He missed just one green in regulation despite hitting only 8 (of 13) fairways.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 09:24:00 AM

Johan Edfors is part of the conversation on day one of the Lyoness Open in Austria after opening with a 4-under-par 32-36-68.

That's just one swing back from leaders Chris Wood, Carlos Del Moral and Robert Dinwiddie. The Swede has made three of his last four cuts but still hasn't managed to crack the top 30 this season. He's in position to change that after a hot front nine and a steady finish. Edfors circled birdies at 1, 2, 5 and 9 to turn in 4-under before swallowing his only bogey of the day at 10. He picked off a final birdie at the par-5 15th while, on the stats, he hit 14 greens in regulation and was 3-for-4 in scrambling.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 08:36:00 AM

Johan Edfors let a bright start slip as he posted a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the first round of the Madeira Islands Open – BPI – Portugal.

The Swede was just one shot behind clubhouse leader JB Hansen after birdies at 18, 2 and 3 but the three-time European Tour winner squared bogeys at 5 and 7 to drop three back. Still, with the morning wave starting to finish up, Edfors is handily placed in T7 in a tournament which has been reduced to 54 holes after bad weather on Thursday. Edfors withdrew after an opening 75 in last week's Tshwane Open so appears to have recovered from any ailment. He finished T7 in this tournament last year when it was played over just 36 holes.
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Johan Edfors owns a property on the Black Mountain course and will hope to use local knowledge to his advantage when he lines up in this week's True Thailand Classic.

The Swede has a villa which overlooks the 11th hole and admits he spends as much time in his Thai home as he does back in Scandinavia. But his links with the course don't end there. Edfors won the 2009 Black Mountain Masters and was also T17 in the 2014 King’s Cup held on the par 72 so he could be big factor this week despite his last two starts on the European Tour ending in missed cuts. Gamers should note that he won on the second-tier Challenge Tour in October so has some recent experience of a win.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 03:59:00 PM