Rikard Karlberg, native from Gothenburg, Sweden, is not only one of the most talented Swedish golfers. He is also a genuine and extremely likeable person who has taken his own road to success through learning his trade by exposing himself to different worlds of golf already at a young age.
Rikard turned professional in 2006 and claimed his first professional title the same year on the Swedish national tour, Telia Tour. In 2007 he won two more titles on the Telia Tour along with one victory on the Danish national tour. He crowned the year by wining the order of merit on both the Telia Tour and the Challenge Tour satelite tour, Nordic League, earning him full exemption on the Challenge Tour for 2008.
Rikard played on the Challenge Tour for two years before he decided to successfully qualify for the Asian Tour in 2010. In his maiden year on the Asian Tour he claimed two titles, Sail Open and Hero Honda Indian Open, and also tied for a third place finish in the co-sanctioned European Tour event, Barclays Singapore Open. His success in 2010 earned him a third place on the Order of Merit and also the Rookie of the Year honors on the Asian Tour.
In 2014 Rikard crowned his year by reaching one of his long-term goals by securing the ninth card in the Qualifying School for the 2015 European Tour season. It did not take him long to become an European Tour Champion as he won the Italian Open in his debut season.
Rikard also has an impressive amateur career with victories in the Nordic Championship, European Junior Championships and Swedbank Junior Invitational.
Have a look at Rikard's presentation, courtesy of the PGA European Tour.
Whilst most of the rest of the world was sleeping, Rikard Karlberg clearly got the right yardage from his new caddie,
Rikard Karlberg successfully finished the job at the 2015 Italian Open.
The Swedish European Tour and Asian Tour member Rikard Karlberg and the Stockholm based management agency Sportyard h
|Shenzhen International||8T||European Tour|
|Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation||10T||European Tour|
|BMW PGA Championship||2||European Tour|
|Nordea Masters||7||European Tour|
|Omega European Masters||9||European Tour|
|Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open||10T||European Tour|
|72nd Open de Italia||1||European Tour|
|Porsche European Open||5T||European Tour|
|Final Qualifying Stage||9||European Tour|
|Made in Denmark||9T||European Tour|
|Maybank Malaysian Open||5T||Asian Tour, European Tour|
|Sail-SBI Open||3||Asian Tour|
|Nordea Masters - 2013||4T||European Tour|
|King's Cup Golf Hua Hin||2||Asian Tour|
|Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity||4||European Tour|
|Challenge Provincia di Varese||T7||Challenge Tour|
|Barclays Singapore Open||T3||Asian Tour, European Tour|
|Sail Open||1||Asian Tour|
|Hero Honda Indian Open||1||Asian Tour|
|Reale Challenge de España||T4||Challenge Tour|
|Rookie of the Year||1||Asian Tour|