|Full name||Per-Ulrik Johansson|
|Born||6 December 1966|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Spouse||Jill (m. 2002)|
|Children||Stella, Nova, Luna|
|College||Arizona State University|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour|
|Highest ranking||40 (24 August 1997)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T12: 1997, 1998|
|PGA Championship||T8: 1996|
|U.S. Open||T25: 1998|
|The Open Championship||T15: 1995|
|Achievements and awards|
Johansson grew up in Västervik in Småland, Sweden, and was a promising ice hockey player at 14 years of age, when he decided to give priority to golf training instead. He won the unofficial Swedish Youth Championship, the Colgate Cup, at his age level and represented his country on boys and youth level.
Like many European golfers, Johansson took a golf scholarship in the United States as sports scholarships do not exist in Europe. He attended Arizona State University in 1986 and was a member of the same 1990 NCAA Championship winning team as Phil Mickelson.
Within the span of a month, he was a member of winning Swedish teams at the 1991 Dunhill Cup, together with Anders Forsbrand and Mats Lanner, and the 1991 World Cup, together with Anders Forsbrand. Together with Forsbrand, Johansson was chosen to defend the 1991 World Cup title, from Rome, Italy for Sweden, in 1992 in Madrid, Spain, but the Swedish team finished second, one shot behind the United States team of Fred Couples and Davis Love III.
In his first ten seasons on the European Tour, Johansson made the top 20 of the Order of Merit four times, with a best ranking of 11th in 1997. He won five European Tour events between 1991 and 1997 and has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Johansson was the first Swede to play in the Ryder Cup twice (1995 and 1997); he finished on the winning side both times. In his Sunday singles match in 1995, he played collegiate teammate Phil Mickelson.
In 2001, Johansson moved to the United States to play on the PGA Tour, after successfully negotiating the 2000 Qualifying School. He was a member of the PGA Tour for four seasons, but failed to make the same impact as he had in Europe. His best PGA Tour finish was tied for sixth, which by coincidence he achieved once in each of those four seasons. In 2001 and 2002 he only just held onto his card via his money list placing. In 2003 he failed to do so, but he made a successful return trip to the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. In 2004 he lost six months to injury and ended the year with a failed trip to the Qualifying Tournament. In 2005 and 2006 he played on the Nationwide Tour with appearances on the PGA Tour and the European Tour without recovering his form.
In 2007, Johansson had to rely on wild card entries to play on the European Tour. Ten years after his last win, a six shot victory, with a new tournament record 23 under par, at the Russian Open, secured his playing rights until 2009.
He retired in August 2009 because of injury and came back to play three tournaments, were he was invited, on the European Tour in 2011, before he finally retired.
Awards, private life
In 1992, the three teammates at the 1991 Dunhill Cup victory, Johansson, Mats Lanner and Anders Forsbrand was each, by the Swedish Golf Federation, awarded the Golden Club, the highest award for contributions to Swedish golf, as the 11th, 12th and 13th recipients.
In 1998, Johansson was awarded honorary member of the PGA of Sweden.
Johansson is married to Jill, a sister of Jesper Parnevik, and they have three daughters, Stella, Nova and Luna.
They formerly lived in West Palm Beach, Florida, United States, but when Johansson retired from his PGA Tour career, they moved back to Sweden, to live in Åkersberga outside Stockholm. Johansson left tournament play to work, first at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club, then at Ullna Golf Club, north of Stockholm, and since 2015 as CEO at Wermdö Golf & Country Club, east of Stockholm.
- 1987 Amateur Champion Gold Medal (Leven Links, Scotland)
- 1989 Nordic Amateur Championship
Professional wins (7)
European Tour wins (6)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||16 Jun 1991||Renault Belgian Open||–12 (68-70-70-68=276)||Playoff||Paul Broadhurst|
|2||23 Oct 1994||Chemapol Trophy Czech Open||–11 (61-56-54-66=237)||3 strokes||Klas Eriksson|
|3||29 Sep 1996||Smurfit European Open||–11 (71-70-66-70=277)||1 stroke||Costantino Rocca|
|4||18 May 1997||Alamo English Open||–19 (70-68-64-67=269)||2 strokes||Dennis Edlund|
|5||24 Aug 1997||Smurfit European Open (2)||–21 (68-64-66-69=267)||6 strokes||Peter Baker|
|6||5 Aug 2007||Russian Open Golf Championship||–23 (69-62-67-67=265)||6 strokes||Robert-Jan Derksen|
European Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1991||Renault Belgian Open||Paul Broadhurst||Won with par on first extra hole|
Other wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||3 Nov 1991||World Cup
(with Anders Forsbrand)
|–13 (142-148-134-139=563)||1 stroke||Wales – Phillip Price and Ian Woosnam|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T68||CUT||T60||T15||CUT||T66||CUT||CUT||T64|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||9||5|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1996 PGA – 1998 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
Results in The Players Championship
|The Players Championship||T54||CUT||T48|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Results in World Golf Championships
1Cancelled due to 9/11
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
NT = No tournament
- European Boys' Team Championship (representing Sweden): 1983 (lwinners), 1984
- European Amateur Team Championship (representing Sweden): 1987, 1989
- EGA Trophy (representing the Continent of Europe): 1987 (winners)
- Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 1995 (winners), 1997 (winners)
- Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing Sweden): 1991 (winners), 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000
- World Cup (representing Sweden): 1991 (winners), 1992, 1997
- "Week 34 1997 Ending 24 Aug 1997" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- Jansson, Anders (2004). Golf – Den stora sporten (in Swedish). Swedish Golf Federation. pp. 95, 101, 189, 200, 211, 225, 283. ISBN 91-86818007.
- Nordiska Mästerskapen, En värdig mästare (in Swedish) Svensk Golf magazine 8/1989, p. 67
- "European Amateur Team Championship". European Golf Association.
- "Herrarnas EM: Svenskarna blåste bort". Svensk Golf (in Swedish). August 1989. pp. 46–47.
- "Youths International". The Guardian. 20 August 1987. p. 24 – via Newpapers.com.