Robert Karlsson (born 3 September 1969, St. Malm, Sweden) is a Swedish golfer who plays on the European Tour. His father was a greenkeeper. He turned professional in 1989 and qualified for membership of the European Tour at the 1990 Qualifying School. He has retained his card since then and has had a steady career since then, with four top twenty places on the Order of Merit, including a best of tenth in 1997. He has won five events on the tour. He was a member of the Continental Europe team in The Seve Trophy in 2000 and 2002, but has not made the European Ryder Cup team. In 1999 he was eleventh on the Ryder Cup qualifying table just missing out on the last automatic place, and was not selected as a captain's pick. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and Continental Europe. ...
Karlsson is one of the tallest golfers on the European Tour at 6ft 5in. Like many leading Swedish golfers he lives outside his home country, basing himself in the tax haven of Monaco.
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Profile on the European Tour's official site (http://www.europeantour.com/players/bio.sps?iPlayerNo=4573&sOption=profile)
RobertKarlsson took a two-shot lead over Lee Westwood with a 6-under 66 Saturday in the third round of the Deutsche Bank Players' Championship.
Ian Woosnam of Wales, left, and RobertKarlsson of Sweden, right, discuss the position of Woosnam's ball at the 9th fairway during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Players' Championship golf tournament at Gut Kaden in Alveslohe, north of Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday July 29, 2006.
Karlsson finished 11th on the points list in 1999, but he was not made a wild-card pick by then-captain Mark James.
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