Daniel Chopra

    Daniel Chopra

    Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

    Weight: 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)

    Birthday: 23 December 1973

    College: –

    Year turned pro: 1992

    Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

    Country: Sweden

    Sponsor: Kayne Anderson, Hero

    Chopra is a Swedish golfer, who was born in Stockholm in 1973. Although Chopra represents Sweden, and his mother was Swedish, his father was Indian, and Daniel was raised by his grandparents in India from the age of seven. It was while he was in India that Chopra began playing golf, and he was All-India Junior Golf Champion at the age of 14.

    Although he turned professional in 1992, Chopra played only intermittently on the European Tour, between 1996 and 2002, before joining the PGA Tour in 2004. Three years later Chopra won his first PGA Tour event, at the Ginn sur Mer Classic at Tesoro. He followed this with another win the following season, at the Mercedes-Benz Championship. This win marked the start of a bumpy period in Chopra’s career, when he moved between the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.

    This period included 2010 when he only made the cut in eight out of the 28 Tour events he started. Having lost his PGA Tour card as a result, Chopra regained it in 2012 after finishing 19th on the Nationwide Tour money list. Unfortunately, Chopra only finished in 188th place on the money list and he went back to playing on the newly re-named Web.com Tour for the following season. After then returning to the PGA Tour for the following season he again lost his Tour card.

    Away from the course, Chopra hit a golf ball off the Great Wall of China in 1995; he is thought to have been the first person to do this.

    As of the end of 2014, Chopra had achieved two wins on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $7,926,996.