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John Axelsen

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John Axelsen
Personal information
Full nameJohn Paul Pultz Pinnerup Axelsen
Born (1998-01-23) 23 January 1998 (age 22)
Holbæk, Denmark
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality Denmark
ResidenceTølløse, Denmark
CollegeUniversity of Florida, Gators

'John Axelsen (born 23 January 1998) is a Danish amateur golfer.

John Axelsen at Junior Ryder Cup 2014 at Blairgowrie Golf Club, Scotland

Amateur career[edit | edit source]

John Axelsen is a very successful young Danish amateur golfer.

John Axelsen was born in Holbæk, Denmark and was introduced to golf by his farther when he was 5.

Already in a young age he showed an unusual talent, winning English boys u/13 (Reid Trophy) and medals at the European Boys u/16 championship (European Young Masters) in both 2012[1], 2013[2] and 2014[3]

English Boys under 16 McGregor Trophy 2014. Played at Rattcliff-on-Trent Golf Club.

He was selected as the first Danish boys for the European team at Junior Ryder Cup for the first time in 2014 after winning the Mcgregor Trophy[4] setting new course record at Rattclif-on-Trent and new tournament record the same place. And finishing the qualification with a second place at the European Young Masters [5]. 2 years later he was selected again but opted instead to play for Denmark at the World Amateur Team Championship Eisenhower Trophy in Cancun, Mexico.

At the age of 16 he was selected as the youngest male player ever, to play for the Danish National Mens team at the European Amateur Team Championship in Finland. He has won bronze two times at the European Team Championship with the Danish National Team. In 2016[6] and 2018 [7]

Danish International Amateur Championship 2014 winner: John Axelsen. And Danish International Ladies Amateur Championship 2014 winner now LET and LPGA pro Nanna Madsen

In 2014 he also won The Danish International Amateur Championship (DIAC)[8] as the youngest player. In 2018 he made history by becoming the first to win DIAC three times. He thus surpasses the two later European tour winners Lucas Bjerregaard and Morten Ørum Madsen, both of whom have won twice in Silkeborg.

In 2016 he received a wild card to the European Tour Event Made in Denmark[9] , which was the last qualifying event for the European team for Ryder Cup. He made the cut and Swedish top player and Order of Merit winner Robert Karlsson stated that: "He is one of the best amateurs I have seen for a long time. And I've seen many."[10] John Axelsen finished 40th at 282 (-2)[11]

World Amateur Team Championship (Eisenhower Trophy) 2018 Ireland. The winning team Denmark with the Trophy. John Axelsen, Rasmus & Nicolai Højgård, Captain Torben Nyehus

In 2018 he won the World Amateur Team Championship Eisenhower Trophy in Ireland together with Rasmus and Nicolai Højgård and became part of a very exclusive group of players including Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Bryson Dechambeau and many more ledgens. During the event he shot the events lowest round 8 under par [12]

College career[edit | edit source]

In 2016 Axelsen signed National Letter of Intent[13] with University of Florida.[14]

Selected wins[edit | edit source]


Invitations and wild cards[edit | edit source]


  • Junior Invitational[28]: 2015, 2016, 2017

Major professional tour events

Team appearances[edit | edit source]


Awards[edit | edit source]


  • Den Gyldne Golfbold: 2018[30]
  • Bella prisen [31]: 2014 og 2015
  • Toms Guld Barre prisen: 2013[32]

References[edit | edit source]

Category:Danish male golfer Category:Florida Gators men's golfer Category:European Tour golfer Category:1998 births Category:Living people

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