12 Things You Didn't Know About Matthias Schwab

12 Things You Didn't Know About Matthias Schwab

Things You Didn't Know Matthias Schwab
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Get to know Austrian, Matthias Schwab, a little bit better.

12 Things You Didn't Know About Matthias Schwab

Matthias Schwab is one of Austria's biggest golf stars and has been a member of the European Tour for a number of years.

With Schwab already establishing himself on the Tour, get to know him a little bit better here.

12 Things You Didn't Know About Matthias Schwab

1. Matthias Schwab was born 9th December 1994 in Schladming, Austria.

2. He attended Vanderbilt University in Tennessee from 2013 to 2017.

3. Schwab's role model is Roger Federer.

4. He ended his amateur career as the best European in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Things You Didn't Know Matthias Schwab

Schwab at the 2012 Amateur Championships at Royal Troon. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/R&A/R&A via Getty Images,)

5. In 2016, he helped guide Europe to victory in the Palmer Cup.

6. His father, Andreas, is a winter Olympian, representing Austria in the bobsleigh at the 1976 Winter Olympics.

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7. Schwab was a two time All-American whilst at Vanderbilt University

8. His hobbies include skiing, football and tennis.

9. He turned pro in 2017 and would finish 72nd in the Race to Dubai the following year.

10. The Austrian's best season came in 2019, where he finished 17th in the Race to Dubai Rankings.

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11. He currently resides in the picturesque district of Schladming-Rohrmoos in Austria. It is famed for its winter sports.

12. Schwab is sponsored by Audi, Ping, Red Bull and Hugo Boss, with the Austrian using a full Ping set of clubs.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.


Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.


Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x