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Simon Forsstrom Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 15 May 2023

Simon Forsström recovered from a back-nine wobble with a series of late birdies as he held off the charge of fellow Swede Jens Dantorp to claim his first DP World Tour title at the 2023 Soudal Open.

Forsström began the day with a slender one-shot lead before extending his advantage to three shots at the turn with birdies on the fourth and eighth.

But things began to unravel on the back nine as the 34-year-old followed up a double bogey at the tenth with a bogey on the 12th to surrender the lead.

He bounced back brilliantly, though, holing birdie putts at the 14th, 16th and 17th to take a one-shot lead down the last.

And despite missing the fairway, he comfortably parred the 18th to sign for a closing 69, finish the tournament on 17 under par and clinch a one-shot victory.

The Swede secured his DP World Tour card with a two-stroke victory at the Final Stage of Qualifying School in November, and has been impressive ever since, recording three top-ten finishes over the first five months of the campaign before ending his long wait for victory at Rinkven International Golf Club.

Simon Forsstrom

Forsström said: "I'm very happy and I don't have any words. I'm just glad I made it, since I was in the lead.

"I think the course suits me very well, it's pretty tight and short. I won on the Challenge Tour in Belgium, so I think Belgium is good!

"It's pretty similar to Sweden, the trees and the grass, so I think I feel very at home here. I hope I can keep proving myself and that this wasn’t one time."

Player Profile

Forsstrom was born in Bromma, Sweden in 1989. He is just 5ft 7in tall.

After turning professional in 2009, Forsström spent his formative years on the satellite Nordic Golf League. 

In 2011, he finished 3rd at the Gant Open in Finland, and in 2012 he was runner-up at the Nordea Open in Norway

Made his breakthrough on that Tour in 2015 when he won once and finished as a runner-up three times to seal a place on the Challenge Tour the following season.

Enjoyed a successful rookie campaign on the Challenge Tour, when he won the KPMG Trophy in Belgium after carding four rounds in the 60s - which included an eagle on the 17th hole in the final round. 

It was all a bit of a struggle after that until he won the 2022 DP World Tour Qualifying School Final Stage in Spain by two strokes after finishing the six-round event on 29 under par. When he's not playing golf loves playing video games.

He has had a decent season, finishing in a tie for ninth at the Joburg Open, tied fourth at the Mauritius Open and tied eighth at the Hero Indian Open.

He began the 71st Race to Dubai and 429th in world rankings.

Last 10 Events

Soudal Open - 1st

DS Automobiles Italian Open - T32nd

Jonsson Workwear Open - CUT

Magical Kenya Open  -T60th

Hero Indian Open - T8th

Thailand Classic - T62nd

Singapore Classic - T58th

Ras Al Khaimah Championship - CUT

Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open - T4th

Alfred Dunhill Championship - CUT

Key Stats (DP World Tour: 2022/23)

Driving Distance - 307.89 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 65.00%

Greens in Regulation - 68.78%

Sand Saves - 48.33%

Putts Per Round - 28.69

Scoring Average - 70.29

End of Year World Ranking Position

2020: 1248

2021: 1614

2022: 400

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