Something of a daredevil sportsman as a teenager. Played handball at a high level in Sweden and was a tennis player from age 6. Took up skateboarding and competed in the Swedish Championships. Suffered seven broken ribs, and also broke a hand and a foot doing stunts.
Started golf at 15 as his girlfriend's family played. Won two national junior events.
Comes from an international background. His grandfather is an American (New Jersey) who married a Swede and settled in Sweden.