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Mathias Gronberg - Biographical Information

 Mathias�Gronberg 
EXEMPT STATUS: 132nd on 2004 money list
FULL NAME: Mathias  Gronberg
HEIGHT: 6-0
WEIGHT: 185
BIRTHDATE: March 12, 1970
BIRTHPLACE: Stockholm, Sweden
RESIDENCE: Monaco
FAMILY: Wife, Tara; Lars (2002)
EDUCATION: Swedish Golf School (1988, Economics)
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Family, reading
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 1990
JOINED TOUR: 2004
 
 International Victories
(4): 1995 Canon European Masters. 1998 Smurfit European Open. 2000 Mercedes-Benz - S.A. Open Championship. 2003 60th Italian Open Telecome Italia.
 Current Year PGA TOUR Money and Position
$10,547 (208)
 Current Year Nationwide Tour Money and Position
$10,125 (53)
 Current Year Best PGA TOUR Finishes
 Current Year Best Nationwide Tour Finishes
T12--Chitimacha Louisiana Open 
 Current Year PGA TOUR Best Round
69 at Round 2,  AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
 Current Year Nationwide Tour Best Round
68 at Round 4,  Chitimacha Louisiana Open
 Best PGA TOUR Finishes
9--2004  Wachovia Championship,  T9--The INTERNATIONAL. 
 Best Nationwide Tour Finishes
T12--2005  Chitimacha Louisiana Open. 
 Best 2004 PGA TOUR Finishes
9--Wachovia Championship T9--The INTERNATIONAL 
  2004 Season PGA TOUR
Tournaments Entered--32; in money--12; Top 10 finishes--2
  2004 Season Highlights
Rookie on the PGA TOUR in 2004...Recorded first top-10 of his PGA TOUR career in only his 28th career start with a ninth-place finish at the Wachovia Championship...Earlier in the season finished T13 at the Bay Hill Invitational...Tied Duffy Waldorf for the most points on the weekend at the INTERNATIONAL and moved into the top-10 for only the second time in his career on the PGA TOUR. He collected $135,000 and increased his season earnings to $565,014...Missed the cut in his last 10 starts after the INTERNATIONAL and finished 132nd on the final money list.
 Career Highlights
2003: After seven previous attempts at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament, earned TOUR card for 2004 by being medalist at the the Qualifying Tournament. Finished 20-under-par with four of six rounds in the 60s, two strokes ahead of runner-up Danny Ellis. Played four events on the PGA TOUR, with two top-25s, a T18 at the British Open and a T15 at the John Deere Classic. Ended three years without a victory on The European Tour when he won the 60th Italian Open Telecom Italia. Finished 2003 with four top-10s in 22 events, and ranked 20th in earnings on the European Tour. 2002: Only played in 15 European Tour events due to the birth of his first child, Lars. 2000: Third victory on the European Tour came when he won the 2000 Mercedes-Benz South African Open. 1998: Proved to be a superb front-runner in the Smurfit European Open at The K Club, blowing away a world-class field to win by 10 strokes, the largest winning margin that year...Member of the Dunhill Cup and World Cup of Golf teams. 1995: Claimed his first European Tour victory when he won the Canon European Masters. In his amateur days he enrolled at the Gothenburg golf school as a 16-year-old 5-handicapper. Swedish Boys Champion in 1988, and British Youths champion two years later, then helped Sweden to win the Eisenhower Trophy by 12 strokes ahead of the United States in New Zealand where he won the Individual title.
 Personal
Lists Monaco as home, but also has residences in New Jersey and Florida. Played soccer until the age of 16. Web site is www.mathiasgronberg.com.
 Other Information
Rookie on the PGA TOUR in 2004. Recorded first top-10 of his PGA TOUR career in only his 28th career start with a ninth-place finish at the 2004 Wachovia Championship. Earlier in the season finished T13 at the Bay Hill Invitational. Tied Duffy Waldorf for the most points on the weekend at the INTERNATIONAL and moved into the top-10. He collected $135,000 for his T9 finish and increased his season earnings to $565,014. Missed the cut in his last 10 starts of 2004 after the INTERNATIONAL and finished 132nd on the final money list. After seven previous attempts at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament, earned TOUR card for 2004 by being medalist at the 2003 Qualifying Tournament. Finished 20-under-par with four of six rounds in the 60s. Played four events on the 2003 PGA TOUR, with two top-25s, a T18 at the British Open and a T15 at the John Deere Classic. Ended three years without a victory on the European Tour when he won the 60th Italian Open Telecom Italia. Finished 2003 with four top-10s in 22 events, and ranked 20th in earnings on the European Tour. In 2002, only played in 15 European Tour events due to the birth of his first child, Lars. Third victory on the European Tour came when he won the 2000 Mercedes-Benz South African Open. At the 1998 Smurfit European Open at The K Club, won by 10 strokes, the largest winning margin that year. Member of the Dunhill Cup and World Cup of Golf teams. Claimed his first European Tour victory when he won the 1995 Canon European Masters. In his amateur days he enrolled at the Gothenburg golf school as a 16-year-old 5-handicapper. Swedish Boys Champion in 1988, and British Youths champion two years later, then helped Sweden to win the Eisenhower Trophy by 12 strokes ahead of the United States in New Zealand where he won the individual title. Lists Monaco as home, but also has residences in New Jersey and Florida. Played soccer until the age of 16. Web site is mathiasgronberg.com. 
 National Teams
Dunhill Cup, 1998; World Cup, 1998.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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