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Manassero ties Andalucia course record

Manassero ties Andalucia course record

ANDALUCIA, Spain, March 15 (UPI) -- Matteo Manassero tied the course record Thursday in taking the first-round lead at the European Tour's Andalucia Open in Spain.

Four-way tie at the top of BMW Open

MUNICH, Germany, June 19 (UPI) -- Four players shot 6-under-par 66 Thursday to share the first-round lead at the European Tour's BMW Championship in Munich, Germany.
Garcia leads Players Championship

Garcia leads Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., May 8 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia, seeking to improve on his runner-up finish last year, took the first-round lead Thursday at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Immelman cracks Top 20

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Trevor Immelman Tuesday parlayed his Nedbank Golf Challenge victory in South Africa into a Top 20 appearance in this week's Official World Golf Rankings.

Rose pulls into Nedbank lead tie

RUSTENBERG, South Africa, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Justin Rose used a 7-under-par 65 Friday to pull into a tie with Trevor Immelman halfway through the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

Immelman, Scott lead Nedbank challenge

SUN CITY, South Africa, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Trevor Immelman and Adam Scott each turned in 5-under-par 67s Thursday and share the lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

Fasth, Stadler tied for Shanghai lead

SHANGHAI, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Niclas Fasth and Kevin Stadler each shot eight-under-par 64 for three-stroke leads after the first round of the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.

Derksen, Lucquin lead at Mallorca

MALLORCA, Spain, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Robert-Jan Derksen and Jean-Francois Lucquin each shot five-under 65 to tie for the lead after two days of the Mallorca Classic golf tournament in Spain.

Casey begins title defense at Surrey

LONDON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Defending champion Paul Casey Thursday was among the winners on the first day of the HSBC World Match Play Championship at Surrey, England.

Mark Foster leads the British Masters

LONDON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Mark Foster made three birdies on the back nine Saturday to grab a two-shot lead after 54 holes of the British Masters at Wisham, England.

Woods equals major championship record

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods Friday shot the lowest round ever in the 147-year history of major golf tournaments to take the lead at the PGA Championship in Tulsa, Okla.

Soren Hansen leads the European Open

KILDARE, Ireland, July 7 (UPI) -- Denmark's Soren Hansen claimed a two-shot lead Saturday after three rounds of the European Open Golf Tournament at Kildare, Ireland.

Edberg leads the European Open

KILDARE, Ireland, July 6 (UPI) -- Sweden's Pelle Edberg shot 5-under-par 65 Friday to grab a one-shot lead after two rounds of the European Open Golf Tournament at Kildare, Ireland.

Lafeber leads the European Open

KILDARE, Ireland, July 5 (UPI) -- Maarten Lafeber Thursday shot a 6-under-par 64 for a one-shot lead after one round of the European Tour's European Open Golf Tournament at Kildare, Ireland.

Fasth captures the BMW International

MUNI, Germany, June 24 (UPI) -- Niclas Fasth Sunday beat Jose-Felipe Lima and Bernhard Langer by two shots to win the European Tour's BMW International Open Sunday in Munich, Germany.
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Geoff Ogilvy (left) of Australia shakes hands with Niclas Fasth (right) of Sweden after Ogilvy defeated Fasth 2 and 1, in the third round of the Accenture Match Play Championship at The Gallery at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona on February 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Art Foxall)
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Niclas Fasth (born 29 April 1972) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Fasth was born in Gothenburg. He turned professional in 1993 and won three events on the second tier European Challenge Tour that year. Since 1994 he has been a member of the European Tour for every season except for 1999. He qualified for the U.S. based PGA Tour at the 1997 Qualifying School, and played the PGA and European Tours concurrently in 1998. He had a bad season on both and in 1999 found himself back on the Challenge Tour. Since then he has concentrated on playing in Europe and in 2001, he finished tenth on the European Order of Merit. He also finished second to David Duval in the 2001 Open Championship which enabled Fasth to qualify for the 2002 Ryder Cup.

He had good seasons in 2005 and 2006, winning twice on the European Tour in both years and finishing thirteenth and fifteenth on the Order of Merit. In 2007, he finished fourth in the U.S. Open and the week after, he won his sixth European Tour event, the BMW International Open. These performances helped Fasth to a fifth place finish on the Order of Merit.

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