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Alfredsson, Helen (SWE)
Ladies European Tour Player Profile
Helen Alfredsson
Surname Alfredsson
First Name(s) Helen Christine
Date of Birth 9th April 1965
Place of Birth Gothenburg
Nationality Sweden
Residence Orlando,Florida
Name of Spouse Kent
Interests All sports and keeping fit.
Date turned Pro. 1st January 1989
Exemption Status 01 - Life Members
Sponsor Peak Performance

Ladies European Tour Season Stats and Results
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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 2,055,094.42
Tournaments Played 147
Tournaments Won 11
Playoff Record 4/5
Top Ten Finishes 57
Completed Rounds 500
Lowest Round 62
Stroke Average 72.08
Total vs Par -28
Average vs Par -0.06
Order of Merit Record
SeasonPos.EuroPlayed
1997 2 153,702.13 6
1998 1 208,362.65 5
1999 12 77,976.84 4
2000 64 37,321.68 5
2001 n/a 117,984.00 4
2002 16 81,855.13 6
2003 34 49,297.77 6
2004 26 50,640.13 5
2005 19 89,038.08 3
2006 16 96,407.16 6
2007 105 14,171.31 3
2008 2 320,099.74 3
2009 16 84,984.62 2
2010 29 70,026.47 7
2011 157 1,770.00  
2012 135 5,283.67  
2013 170 1,225.00  

Biography Alfredsson, Helen (SWE)

PROFESSIONAL

  • In 2013 played in four events including the Helsingborg Open, where she finished tied for 48th. Finished 170th on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit. At the Helsingborg Open, she announced that she was stepping away from competitive golf and the Evian Championship was her last event.
  • In 2012 played in 8 events and her best result was tied for 30th at the Deloitte Ladies Open. Finished 135th on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit.
  • In 2011, Helen played in three tournaments on the Ladies European Tour with a tie for 31st at the Portugal Ladies Open. She suffered with a shoulder injury all year.
  • In 2010, recorded a season best tie for 5th at the Unicredit Ladies German Open presented by Audi.
  • Tied for 8th at the AIB Ladies Irish Open; tied for 16th at the Evian Masters presented by Societe Generale and Allianz Ladies Slovak Open.
  • Finished 34th on the Henderson Money List with season’s earnings of €70,026.47 from seven events.
  • In 2009, became the first player in Solheim Cup history to captain a team, then qualify two years later as a player; best finish was a tie for fifth at the Evian Masters. Played for Europe in eight Solheim Cup matches 1990/92/94/96/98/2000/2002/2009.
  • In 2008, won the Evian Masters and Grand China Air LPGA after five years without a win.
  • In 2007, selected as The European Solheim Cup Team captain at Halmstad Golfklubb in Sweden, where the USA won 16 to 12.  
  • Inspired Europe to victory in 2000 Solheim Cup, winning two out of three points, including a vital 4&3 Singles triumph on Sunday against Beth Daniel.
  • In 1997 underwent hip surgery and missed early part of the season but later finished second in World Championship of Women’s Golf, losing in playoff to Juli Inkster.
  • In 1994 earned her second LPGA title, the PING/Welch’s Championship. Produced albatross two at the 18th hole on her way to a third Hennessy Cup victory.
  • In 1993, won first LPGA major at the 1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore.
  • In 1992, partnered Liselotte Neumann to victory in 1992 Sunrise Cup World Team Championship in Taiwan. Won 1992 LPGA Rookie of the Year.
  • In 1990, earned first win as a professional at the Weetabix Women’s British Open.
  • In 1989, WPGET Rookie of the Year.

AMATEUR

Represented Sweden in European Team Championship, European Junior Championship and World Team Championship. Alfredsson was the Swedish national champion from 1981-84, in 1986 and 1988. She won the 1984 Belgium Junior International Championship and finished third at the 1988 European Individual Championship.

PERSONAL

178cm with red hair and blue eyes. Started playing golf at the age of 11. Graduated from United States International University in San Diego in 1988 with a degree in International Business. Worked briefly as a model before turning her attentions to golf. Also flew with Blue Angels, the all girl Red Devils. Married to Kent Nilsson, a former NHL Ice Hockey player, now coach. Helen caddied for him at European Tour Qualifying School for the 2006 season, where he missed by one stroke. Helen’s hobbies include reading and squash. Whilst injured, she worked as a television commentator for The Golf Channel during the 2011 season and for the world feed at The 2011 Solheim Cup. Helen lives in Orlando, Florida. She shares her birthday with Seve Ballesteros and Hugh Hefner. 

LET VICTORIES

(11) 1990 Weetabix Women’s British Open. 1991 Hennessy Cup, Trophee Coconut Skol. 1992 Hennessy Cup, IBM Open. 1994 Evian Masters. 1996 Hennessy Cup. 1997 McDonald’s WPGA Championship of Europe. 1998 Evian Masters. 2001 WPGA Championship of Europe. 2008 Evian Masters (co-sanctioned with LPGA).

OTHER VICTORIES

(10) 1991 Queensland Open, Ellair Open (Japan), Benson & Hedges Trophy with Anders Forsbrand. 1992 Itoki Classic (Japan), Sunrise Cup World Team Championship with Liselotte Neumann. 1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore. 1994 PING/Welch’s Championship. 1997 Itoen Tournament (Japan). 1998 The Office Depot, Welch’s/Circle K Championship. 2003 Longs Drugs Challenge. 2008 Grand China Air LPGA.

SOLHEIM CUP

1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2009 (8 appearances as a player)

2003 Captain victorious PING European Junior Solheim Cup Team at Bokskogens GK

2007 European Solheim Cup Captain

TOUR RECORD

Year-earnings-ranking

1989  £20,355        20      

1990  £63,079        3

1991  £75,900        2         

1992  £55,900        2

1993  £13,116        27      

1994  £63,315        2         

1995  £16,903        -

1996  £97,804        2

1997  £92,927        2

1998  £125,975     1

1999  £47,144.00  12

2000 644.51          64      

2001  3,561.20       N/A

2002  2,852.20       16

2003  144.90          6

2004  190.18          29

2005 €89,038.08  -

2006 €96,407.16              16

2007  €13,727.16              105

2008  €320,099.74             2

2009  €84,984.62  16

2010  €70,026.47  34

2011  €1,770.00    157

2012  €5,283.67    135

2013  € 1,225.00   170


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