Who is Madelene Sagstrom?
Madelene Sagstrom is one of several Swedes in the Solheim Cup. She is an LPGA Tour winner and an Olympian for her country.
Sagstrom was born in Uppsala, Sweden in November 1992, and began playing golf at the age of 9. She remains a member of Enkoping Golf Club, the club she grew up at. Sagstrom had already won the Swedish Junior Stroke Play Championship and the French International Lady Junior Championship in her amateur career before going on to play at Louisiana State University, featuring for the LSU Lady Tigers. She won the SEC Player of the Year award in the 2015 season.
The Swede turned professional in 2015 and featured on the Ladies European Tour in her first outing. She then had a record-breaking year on the Symetra Tour a year later, winning three times to earn a ‘Battlefield Promotion’ to the LPGA Tour. She had to wait until the early part of 2020 for that first win, which came at the Gainbridge LPGA At Boca Rio. Sagstrom has two top-five finishes at the AIG Women’s Open in the last three years.
Sagstrom made her Solheim Cup debut in 2017, and has made three appearances in the women’s team competition in total. The Swede won both of her singles matches in 2017 and 2021, her first two appearances, before being a captain’s pick for Suzann Pettersen for the 2023 edition in Andalucia.
Madelene Sagstrom | An Overview
Name: Madelene Maria Sagstrom
Born: November 13, 1992
Residence: Orlando, Florida, United States
College: Louisiana State University
Turned Pro: 2015
Professional Wins: 4
Highest World Ranking: 25 – October 9, 2022
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 4
2016 (3) – Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial, Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Classic, Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout
2020 (1) – Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio
Achievements and Awards
Symetra Tour Rookie of the Year – 2016
Symetra Tour Player of the Year – 2016
Swedish Golfer of the Year – 2020
Madelene Sagstrom | What’s In Her Bag?
The Swede is a Callaway staff player, and she plays a Paradym Triple Diamond driver and fairway wood. She uses Apex hybrids and a trio of MD5 Jaws wedges, along with an Odyssey O-Works putter. Sagstrom plays with the Callaway Chrome Soft X ball.
You can check out our full piece on Madelene Sagstrom’s what’s in the bag here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Madelene Sagstrom
When and where was Madelene Sagstrom born?
Madelene Sagstrom was born in Uppsala, Sweden in November 1992. She started playing golf at the age of 9 at Enkoping Golf Club and continues to represent the club.
When did Madelene Sagstrom turn professional?
Sagstrom turned professional in 2015, playing her first event at the Helsingborg Open on home soil in Sweden on the Ladies European Tour. She turned professional after graduating from Louisiana State University, where she was the 2015 SEC Player of the Year.
How many professional titles has Madelene Sagstrom won?
As of September 2023, Sagstrom has won four professional titles, with one of those coming on the LPGA Tour. Three of her wins came in her first season on the Symetra Tour, the LPGA developmental tour. Those wins gave her the graduation to the LPGA Tour, where she had to wait a couple of years before grabbing her maiden victory. She won the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio in early 2020.
Who is Madelene Sagstrom dating?
Sagstrom is in a relationship with Jack Clarke, a fellow golfer. The pair met during their time at Louisiana State University.
Did you Know?
Sagstrom earned a ‘Battlefield Promotion’ thanks to her 2016 Symetra Tour season, one that was record-breaking. It was given to the Swede after she won three times on the tour, and she finished top of the money list that year as well.
Sagstrom qualified as one of two Swedish golfers to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. She led after the first round, but dropped away, eventually finishing in a tie for 20th.
Course Record On Route To Win
Sagstrom’s first LPGA Tour victory came in style at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio. In the second round, the Swede shot a course record 62 on her way to winning by one stroke fro Nasa Hataoka.