Jonas Blixt, golf player

Jonas Blixt

The 2014 Ryder Cup will be played at Gleneagles in Scotland and Jonas Blixt hopes to be one of the ten golf players chosen to represent Europe. Jonas, who grew up on Hammarö, has decided to improve his chances by playing in several competitions in the PGA European Tour this year.

Currently ranked 39 in the world, it all started at Hammarö Golf Club whwn Jonas was just seven years old. Although he was born in Nässjö, in southern Sweden, and now lives in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, for most of the year, there is nothing better than coming home to Hammarö and Värmland. " It is very important to me that I come home to Hammarö and meet up with family and friends. I absolutely need it to recharge my batteries", he says.

Jonas turbed proffessional in 2008. Afer having won two PGA competitions in 2012 and 2013, his aim in 2014 is to gain a place on the Ryder Cup team. He will concentrate on playing in the PGA European Tour, which should hopefully result in him being chosen to play in the European team that will defend the Ryder Cup trophy at Gleneagles.

"It's never an ordinary day whwn the family comes to visit: it's always a great day!"