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Björn Åkesson

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Height  1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Residence  Malmö, Sweden
Former tour(s)  European Tour
Nationality  Sweden
Current tour(s)  Challenge Tour
Turned professional  2009
Born  4 January 1989 (age 28) Malmö, Sweden (1989-01-04)
Weight  76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)

Intervju rikard karlberg och bj rn kesson

Björn Åkesson (born 4 January 1989) is a Swedish professional golfer.


Åkesson had a promising youth career and in 2006, at 17, became the youngest ever winner of Duncan Putter at Southerndown Golf Club in Wales, until the event was won by 15-year-old Tim Harry in 2013. He was the runner-up at the 2006 Boys Amateur Championship, and in 2007 he won the Polo Golf Junior Classic at the Reunion Resort in the United States. He made his debut on the European Tour in 2006 after winning the amateur qualifications for the Nordea Masters.

Åkesson played on the 2013 European Tour after earning his European Tour card through Q School in 2012. His best result was a 5th place at the Tshwane Open in South Africa. Åkesson qualified for play on the 2016 European Tour through graduation on the 2015 Challenge Tour. He secured his card after finishing second in The Foshan Open, 2 strokes behind Borja Virto of Spain. Åkesson had a good start to 2016 with a tie for third place at Joburg Open.

Amateur wins

  • 2006 Duncan Putter
  • 2007 TourGolf Open, Polo Golf Junior Classic
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    Team appearances


  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Sweden): 2006
  • Jacques Léglise Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2006 (winners)
  • Bonallack Trophy (representing Europe): 2008 (winners)
  • St Andrews Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2008
  • References

    Björn Åkesson Wikipedia

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