Height – 5 ft 10″
Date of birth – 12th May 1992
Turned pro – 2015
Family – Single
Residence – Helsingborg, Sweden
Oscar Lengdén is one of the new breed of Swedish golfers that is showcasing his talents around the world.
The talented Swede spent four years at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and won two NCAA Division II titles. He also claimed medalist honours at the Barry’s Buccaneer Invitational in 2012.
Lengdèn became NSU’s first ever two-time recipient of All-American awards when he was selected as a 2014 Division II Cleveland Golf/ Srixon All-American Scholar and a 2015 Second Team PING All-American Scholar.
Having graduated from University, Oscar then returned to Europe and turned professional in 2015.
Competing in his native Sweden on mini-tours, Lengdén won four times in the space of six weeks to earn a Nordic Golf League category for the 2016 season. Win’s came at the Båstad Open, Johannesburg Open, Hovås Open and the SPM Open.
A very successful season on the Nordic Golf League saw Oscar finish the season ranked 3rd on the Order of Merit. Playing in 19 tournaments, he recorded 11 top 10 finishes. At the Norwegian Open, rounds of 68, 69 and 67 were enough to give Lengdén his maiden Nordic Golf League victory and sealed his promotion to the European Challenge Tour.
2017 was a breakthrough year for Lengdén and saw him compete on both the European and Challenge Tours, finishing 23rd on the Road to Oman rankings. An unforgettable win at the Bridgestone Challenge was the highlight of his season. The event used a modified Stableford scoring system and Oscar finished birdie-birdie-eagle to gain 9 points on the final three holes and win the tournament by 2 points.
Other notable performances in 2017 came at the D+D REAL Czech Masters (T5), Irish Challenge (T2) and the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge (T4).
A second Challenge Tour title came for Oscar Lengdén, when he claimed victory at the 2018 Challenge de España, by a convincing 4 shots.
Shooting 69, 69 and 68 for his opening three rounds at Izki Golf Club, Oscar was tied for the lead entering the final day.
A birdie on the opening hole of his final round settled Lengdén’s nerves and he followed it up with three successive pars.
Birdies on the 12th, 13th and 15th, gave Lengdén the outright lead with just three holes to play. Another birdie for the talented Swede came at his penultimate hole, which gave him a three-shot lead heading up the 18th.
A birdie putt from just off the green for Oscar on his final hole, found the bottom of the cup and he closed out his second Challenge Tour victory on a total of -15.
“I’m overwhelmed. It was a great back nine, I couldn’t have asked for more. I’m very pleased right now and I’ll probably be even happier later tonight.”, said Lengdén.
“The final hole was a really nice feeling. I was trying to enjoy the moment, even though I couldn’t really relax because I’ve obviously seen people choke. It felt great to close out with a birdie and it means a lot.”
Main image: Courtesy of Turkish Airlines
DID YOU KNOW:
Oscar enjoys creating golf trickshot videos when he isn’t practicing, and is known on tour for his skills!