Johan started practicing golf at the age of seven on Kungsbacka GK. He turned pro 1997 and won the Order of Merit on the Challenge Tour 2003. Now, he´s established on the European Tour and constantly ranks as one of the longest hitters in the world.
Johan loves golf, it´s all about the dedication to the game. He enjoys the physical and mental challenge, where every day presents obstacles from any previous day. He belongs to a new breed of golfers and no one works harder. He can only do this one way – with total commitment
His success has created a humble demeanor, with a willingness to improve his game every day, always with a smile on his face. Johan wants to be a major power in golf for years to come. He’s won three tournaments on The European Tour and the journey just begun.
Q: Music you dig?
A: U2, LIVE and Thåström.
Q: Who sent you your latest text?
A: My accountant.
Q: How do you work with your caddie?
A: We both calculate all course-measurements. The caddie should have an eye on all lines from the tee and ensure that we got enough food in the bag.
Q: Who do you mostly hang out with on tour?
A: Alex Norén, Mikko Ilonen, Henrik Stenson, Peter Hanson and Pelle Edberg.
Q: The most frustrating part of golf?
A: The ball is bad at obeying! All the hotels and airports can also be a pain.
Q: Best thing working with Puma?
A: Puma is a great company, filled with fun, lovely people and really cool products.
Q: You enjoy standing out on the golf course, why?
A: It´s my stage, got to have my stage outfit!
Q: The secret of long-hitting?
A: Technique, timing and strength – in that order.
Q: On holiday, where do you prefer to go?
A: Thailand or just staying at home.
Q: Last time you broke a club?
A: April 2011.
Last year at the US Open there was a big rain delay. On Sunday evening, we were just starting the fourth round and the crowd was getting pretty rowdy — a lot of the New Yorkers had quite a few beers. On the third hole, I left my putt 8 feet short. Someone in the crowd yelled, “Looks like Jesus, putts like Mary.” Lee Westwood (my playing partner) and I thought it was really funny. Every time I play with Lee now he brings it up and we get a good laugh.