It didn’t take long for Niclas Carlsson to make an impact at Auburn University.
In his first season, Carlsson became the first Tigers’ freshman since 1988 to earn
medalist honors when he won the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate thanks to
rounds of 64-68-70 (- 8). Now in his sophomore season, Carlsson, No. 95 in the
World Amateur Golf Ranking, has recorded two top 20s in his first three events
and is proving to be an integral part of the Auburn men’s golf team.
BIRTHDATE January 24, 1991
BIRTHPLACE Danderyd, Sweden
ON MY iPOD Swedish House Mafia, Laidback Luke, Dirty South, Axwell, Benny Benassi.
SHOT I LOVE TO PRACTICE Putting and whenever I can use my lob wedge.
WORDS TO LIVE BY Losers make excuses; winners make it happen.
LOVE TO TRADE PLACES WITH FOR A DAY Barack Obama.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT I need to hit more fairways.
FAVORITE GOLFER(S) Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson.
BEST GOLF TIP Work hard and believe in yourself.
FAVORITE COURSE Whispering Pines G&CC.
DREAM FOURSOME Me and Jeremy Piven.
FAVORITE FOOD Whatever my mom makes.
HIDDEN TALENT I am a decent soccer player.
HOLES-IN-ONE Still waiting for my first.
FAVORITE NON-GOLF ATHLETE(S) Cam Newton (NFL,
Carolina Panthers) and Jonas Jerebko (only Swede
in the NBA, Detroit Pistons).
FAVORITE MOVIE(S) “The Hangover,” “Anchorman:
The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” and “Step Brothers.”
BALL MARKER Swedish 1 Krona.
FAVORITE CLUB Lob wedge.
BIGGEST FEAR Snakes.
AGE I FIRST BROKE 70 13.
LOWEST ROUND EVER 62.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG
DRIVER Titleist 910 D3, 8. 5 degrees,
FAIR WAY WOOD Titleist 910F, 15 degrees, HYBRID Titleist 910H, 19 degrees,
IRONS Titleist MB, WEDGES Titleist
Vokey TVD (48, 51, 56 and 60 degrees),
PUTTER Scotty Cameron 009, 35 inches
long, BALL Titleist Pro V1x.