Espen graduated from the University of Denver in 2010 with a degree in Marketing and Economics. He holds the school record for the lowest 54-hole score of 195 and won twice on the collegiate circuit.
In his final year, he had the lowest scoring average on the team, having carded 12 rounds in the 60s from 13 tournaments and recorded ten top-ten finishes, and in 2009 he won the 'Arets Talent' award as Norway's top amateur.
His handicap was plus 4.1 when he turned professional at the end of 2010 and he had reached 18th in the World Amateur Rankings. Espen won the Norweigian Individual Championship twice as an amateur and represented Norway twice in the World Amateur Championships.
Espen played most of his golf on the Challenge Tour during 2011 and narrowly missed out on securing a European Tour card for 2012.
He secured his maiden Challenge Tour victory in July the following year at the Acaya Open. He closed his fine season with victory at the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final, which made the him the Challenge Tour rankings winner for 2012.
Espen recorded his maiden top ten finish on the European Tour at the Open de Espana, where he tied for eighth.
After losing his playing privaleges in 2013, Espen struggled with injury throughout 2014 but returned to the European Tour by finishing 12th at Qualifying School.
He marked his first tournament back on the tour by finishing 14th at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Concentrating on the Challenge Tour in 2016, Espen took second place at the Swiss Challenge in June before clocking up a second professional win with victory at the D+D REAL Slovakia Challenge thanks to a final round of 64.
Espen represented Norway at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, as golf was reintroduced after a 112-year absence, and shot consectuvei rounds of 69 over the weekend on the way to finishing 43rd.
2019 Schedule and Results:
29/11/18-02/12/18 - AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - M/C
06/12/18-09/12/18 - SA Open hosted by the City of Johannesburg - M/C
13/12/18-16/12/18 - Alfred Dunhill Championship - T42
07/02/19-10/02/19 - ISPS Handa Vic Open - T56
14/02/19-17/02/19 - ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth - M/C
28/02/19-03/03/19 - Oman Open - T45
07/03/19-10/03/19 - Qatar Masters - M/C
14/03/19-17/03/19 - Magical Kenya Open - M/C
21/03/19-24/03/19 - Maybank Championship
28/03/19-31/03/19 - Hero Indian Open
25/04/19-28/04/19 - Trophee Hassan II
02/05/19-05/05/19 - Volvo China Open
09/05/19-12/05/19 - British Masters
16/05/19-19/05/19 - USPGA Championship
23/05/19-26/05/19 - Made in Denmark
30/05/19-02/06/19 - Belgian Knockout
06/06/19-09/06/19 - Golf Sixes
13/06/19-16/06/19 - US Open
20/06/19-23/06/19 - BMW International Open
27/06/19-30/06/19 - Andalucia Valderrama Masters
04/07/19-07/07/19 - Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
11/07/19-14/07/19 - ASI Scottish Open
18/07/19-21/07/19 - The Open Championship
08/08/19-11/08/19 - Shot Clock Challenge
15/08/19-18/08/19 - D&D REAL Czech Challenge
22/08/19-25/08/19 - Scandinavian Invitational
29/08/19-01/09/19 - Omega European Masters
05/09/19-08/09/19 - Porsche European Open
12/09/19-15/09/19 - KLM Open
19/09/19-22/09/19 - BMW PGA Championship
26/09/19-29/09/19 - Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
03/10/19-06/10/19 - Open de Espana
10/10/19-13/10/19 - Italian Open
17/10/19-20/10/19 - Open de France
24/10/19-27/10/19 - Portugal Masters
31/10/19-03/11/19 - WGC-HSBC Champions
07/11/19-10/11/19 - Turkish Airlines Open
14/11/19-17/11/19 - Nedbank Golf Challenge
21/11/19-24/11/29 - DP World Tour Championship