Name: David Lingmerth
Born: July 22, 1987 (Tranås, Sweden)
Recidence: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
College: University of Arkansas
Height: 5 ft, 8 in
Weight: 175 lbs
Turned Pro: 2010
David Lingmerth started to play golf at the age of nine. After having won the Swedish Championship in golf for boys age 15, David decided to dedicate his time in high school to become a better golfer. Davids progress allowed him to get a scholarship at a division II school the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL were he stayed for one semester. Later he transfered into a division I school – the University of Arkansas. He finished his college career as a Razorback in the spring of 2010, and later that fall he went through all stages of the PGA tour Q-school. After missing the PGA tour by 5 shots he ended up with full status on the Web.com tour for the 2011 season were he finished in 27th place on the money list. In 2012 David played well enough to get his PGA-Tour card, with help of his first proffesional win at the Neediest Kids Championship at TPC Potomac and a runner-up finish at the United Leasing Championship.
In early 2013 David made his first apperances on the PGA-Tour, already in his second start David was in a playoff for the victory at the Humana Challenge. The playoff ended up with a loss on the first hole but gave a lot of experience. Another highlight from Davids PGA-Tour rookie season was the PLAYERS tournament at TPC Sawgrass were David was battling with Tiger Woods for the victory but once again ended up as tied for second. David then made it to the playoffs and finished in 75th place in the FedEx cup standings. In 2014 David had a little tougher to perform early on the season and eventually lost his PGA-Tour card finishing in 134th place on the FedEx cup list. David had to play the Web.com Tour finals to get his full PGA-Tour status back, and it went well, finishing in 11th place in the finals money list.
The 2015 season has been the best season for David so far in his career, in early June he claimed his first victory on the PGA-Tour at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. The win gave David a winner status until the end of the 2017-18 season. After shaking Jack Nicklaus hand at the Memorial, David has played and competed on a high level. In the following six starts on the regular season, David had three top 10 finishes or better. Highlights during the summer includes the opening nine holes at The Open were he tied the all-time low result (-7), and a third place at Quicken Loans National.
Highlights as an amateur:
– Represented home country of Sweden in 15 tournaments.
– Bronze-and silver medalist at European Team Championships in 2005, and 2010.
– Represented Europe in the 2010 Palmer Cup at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.
– Winner at the Dixie Amateur in 2008.
– Reached the quarterfinals in the 2009 US Amateur at Southern Hills.
– Won 2 events in college.
– Three time All-American during his college career (two in division 1, and one in division 2).
Highlights as player on the Web.com Tour:
– Won the Neediest Kids Championship in 2012.
– Finished 2nd after a playoff at the United Leasing Championship in 2012
– Earned his PGA-tour card finishing in 10th position on the Web.com Tour The 25 in 2012.
Record on the Web.com Tour
Highlights as player on the PGA-Tour:
– Won the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide in 2015.
– Finished 2nd after a playoff at the CareerBuilder Challenge in Partnership with the Clinton Foundation in 2016.
– Finished T2 after a playoff at the Humana Challenge in 2013.
– Finished T2 at the PLAYERS in 2013.
– Finished solo third at Quicken Loans National in 2015
– Two top 25s in four major apperances.
– Earned a PGA-Tour Rookie of the year nomination in 2013.
Record on the PGA-Tour
For more statistics from this season please check out Davids profile