Per-Ulrik Johansson (born 6 December 1966) is a Swedish golfer. Like many European golfers he took a golf scholarship in the United States as sports scholarships do not exist in Europe. He attended the Arizona State University and was a member of the same NCAA Championship winning team as Phil Mickelson.Johansson turned professional later in 1990 and won a European Tour card on his first visit to Qualifying School. He was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 1991. In his first ten seasons on the European Tour he made the top twenty of the Order of Merit four times, with a best ranking of eleventh in 1997. He won five European Tour events between 1991 and 1997 and has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.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 is tied 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, but a six shot victory at the Russian Open secured his playing rights until 2009.Johansson was the first Swede to play in the Ryder Cup twice (1995 and 1997) and he finished on the winning side both times. He was a member of winning Swedish teams at the 1991 Alfred Dunhill Cup and the 1991 World Cup of Golf.
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