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Magnus Persson Atlevi

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Full name  Magnus Persson Atlevi
Current tour(s)  European Senior Tour
European Senior Tour  1
Weight  75 kg
Turned professional  1982
Challenge tour  3
Nationality  Sweden
Professional wins  8
Height  1.75 m
Residence  Staffanstorp, Sweden
European seniors tour  1
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Born  27 July 1965 (age 51) Klippan, Sweden (1965-07-27)
Former tour(s)  European Tour Challenge Tour

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Magnus Persson Atlevi (born 27 July 1965) is a Swedish professional golfer. He competed as Magnus Persson until his marriage to Elizabeth Atlevi in 1999.


Persson turning professional at the age of 17 after successfully progressing through the 1982 European Tour Qualifying School. As of early 2016, he still holds the record as the youngest player to win a European Tour card.

As a golf prodigy, Persson became a scratch player at 15, at the time the youngest ever in Sweden, and reached a +1 handicap at 16, as one of four in the country. He qualified for the 1982 Open Championship as an amateur, aged 16, and also the following three years, then as a pro. He would go on to start in The Open Championship eight times.

Twice a runner-up on the European Tour, including when he lost out in a playoff to Seve Ballesteros in the Open Renault de Baleares in 1990, 1990 would become his best season, finishing 30th on the European Tour Order of Merit. He lost his card at the end of the 1991 season and has since struggled to regain it. In 2001, on his 11th visit to the Qualifying School Finals in as many years, Persson regained his European Tour card.

Persson won three times on the Challenge Tour, the first title coming in the 1992 Perrier European Pro-Am, the second in the 1993 Torneo Islantilla Golf, and the third in the 1998 Is Molas Challenge.

In 2009 Persson became Tournament Director of the Nordea Tour. He has also started to branch out into golf course design, having created one course in Sweden and one in Finland together with his architect father.

Turning 50, Persson entered the 2015 Senior Tour Qualifying School and had a European Senior Tour card in his grasp before he four-putted the final green for a double bogey, missing out by one shot. He secured his card for the 2016 European Senior Tour tying for third in the 2016 Senior Tour Qualifying School, having led the field after rounds two and three.

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Challenge Tour wins (3)

  • 1992 Perrier European Pro-Am
  • 1993 Torneo Islantilla Golf
  • 1998 Is Molas Challenge
  • Telia Tour (2)

  • 1986 PGA Club Sweden Open, Owell Open
  • ECCO Tour (1)

  • 2008 Visma Masters
  • Nordea Tour (1)

  • 2010 PEAB PGA Open
  • Playoff record

    European Tour playoff record (0–2)

    Team appearances


  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Sweden): 1982
  • Professional

  • Hennessy Cognac Cup (representing Sweden): 1984
  • Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Sweden): 1988, 1989, 1990
  • World Cup (representing Sweden): 1988, 1989, 1990
  • Europcar Cup (representing Sweden): 1988 (winners)
  • References

    Magnus Persson Atlevi Wikipedia

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