|Date of Birth||1986-12-01|
Order of Merit
Asian Tour Victories
(2) 2010 SAIL Open, India, 2010 Hero Honda Indian Open.
A two-time winner, Rikard enjoyed two top-five finishes at the SBI-SAIL Open and Maybank Malaysian Open in 2014, the year he also played in Europe. Finished second in the King’s Cup in Thailand in January, 2014, which was the final event of the 2013 season. After earning his Tour card through Qualifying School in 2010, Rikard made a superb start to his career when he bagged his maiden victory at the SAIL Open in India. He led from start to finish at Delhi Golf Club to claim an emphatic five-stroke victory. Also finished an impressive tied third at the Barclays Singapore Open against a star-studded field and then sensationally won for the second time at the Delhi Golf Club when he chipped in a birdie on the last hole for a two-shot victory in the Hero Honda Indian Open. Finished third on the Order of Merit and was named the Rookie of the Year. He is a four-time winner on the Swedish domestic tour and also the tour’s Order of Merit champion in 2007.
Says drinking supplements with ingredients of salt, bicarbonate, zinc, special tea drops and herbs helps to re-energize his body. “It keeps your energy up and you won’t have any problems with the heat, especially in Asia!” he says. One of the most dashing and wackiest golfers on Tour with his stylish golf attires and quirky videos on his blog www.rikardgolf.com Got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Pernilla in 2013. Twitter Handle: @rikardgolf