Johan was introduced to golf by his father around the age of 10, immediately becoming fixated with the game. He played regularly and throughout his teenage years endured forced breaks to undergo multiple surgeries to lengthen his right leg. Johan was born with a lack of bones and muscles in his leg requiring approximately 20cm to be added over the years.
Following a final surgery at age 18 and consequent rehabilitation, Johan continued to develop his golf game and turned professional, playing on the Swedish Golf Tour.
At 25, Johan became involved in Sweden’s Paragolf and has since emerged as one of the world’s most successful golfers with a disability. He is a 5-time individual European Champion and playing for Sweden has won both team European and World Championship titles.
Johan is a two time winner of the Swedish Open and a two time winner of the Australian All-Abilities Championship winning in 2018 and 2019. His successful defense of his AAAC title lifted him to the world’s number 1 ranked player (WGR4D), becoming the first Swede to achieve this feat.