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Helen Alfredsson. Helen ALFREDSSON. PROFILE Date of Birth: April 9 th , 1965 Hometown: Gothenburg , Sweden Residence: Orlando , Florida, USA Turned Pro: 1989 Family: Husband , Kent Nilsson Stepson , Robert Nilsson Interests: All sports, keeping fit and reading

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Date of Birth: April 9th, 1965

Hometown:Gothenburg, Sweden

Residence:Orlando, Florida, USA

Turned Pro:1989

Family:Husband, Kent Nilsson

Stepson, Robert Nilsson

Interests:All sports, keeping fit and reading

Professional Wins:23 (Majors,1; LPGA, 7; LET, 11; Other, 6)

Achievements:Has played in the Solheim Cup 9 times Solheim Cup record (11-15-2)

Captain of the 2007 Solheim Cup team

LET Rookie of the Year 1989

LPGA Rookie of the Year 1992

Current World Ranking:30th(as of 15.03.10)

  • Women’s British Open (LET)
  • Hennessy Ladies Cup (LET)
      • TropheeCocunutSkol (LET)
  • Hennessy Ladies Cup (LET)
  • IBM Ladies Open (LET)
  • Kraft Nabisco Championship (Major)
  • Evian Masters (LET)
  • PING/Welch’s Championship (LPGA)
  • Hennessy Cup (LET)
  • WPGA Championship of Europe (LET)
  • Evian Masters (LET)
  • The Office Depot (LPGA)
  • Welch’s/CirckeK Championship (LPGA)
  • WPGA Championship of Europe (LET)
  • Longs Drugs Challenge (LPGA)
  • Evian Masters (LET & LPGA)
    • Grand China Air LPGA (LPGA)


  • Swedish sensation Helen Alfredsson started playing golf at the age of 11 in her home City of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Graduated from United States International University in San Diego in 1988 with a degree in International Business, Alfredsson also worked briefly as a model before turning her attentions to golf.
  • Married to Kent Nilsson, a former NHL Ice Hockey player, now coach.
  • Represented Sweden in European Team Championship, European Junior Championship and World Team Championship.
  • Alfredsson was the Swedish national champion from 1981-84, in 1986 and 1988.
  • She won the 1984 Belgium Junior International Championship and finished third at the 1988 European Individual Championship.
  • First win as a professional came in 1990 Weetabix Women's British Open.
  • Played for Europe in nine Solheim Cup matches 1990/92/94/96/98/2000/2002/2007/2009
  • Won 1992 LPGA Rookie of the Year.
  • Partnered Liselotte Neumann to victory in 1992 Sunrise Cup World Team Championship in Taiwan.
  • Produced albatross two at the 18th hole on her way to a third Hennessy Cup victory in 1994.
  • In 1993, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the Nabisco Dinah Shore, one of the Tour’s four major championships.
  • Her second LPGA title was the 1994 PING/Welch's Championship.
  • In 1997 underwent hip surgery and missed early part of the season but later finished second in World Championship of Women's Golf, losing in playoff to Juli Inkster.
  • Inspired Europe to victory in 2000 Solheim Cup, winning two out of three points, including a vital 4&3 Singles triumph on Sunday against Beth Daniel.
  • Won the 2003 Longs Drugs Challenge on the LPGA Tour after five years without a win in America.
  • Selected as The 2007 European Solheim Cup captain at HalmstadGolfklubb in her native Sweden
  • Had a wonderful resurgence in her career in 2008, winning the Evian Masters, where she defeated Angela Park and Na YeonChoi in a threehole, sudden-death playoff; and the Grand China Air LPGA, where she crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings.