Alexander Norén

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Alexander Norén
— Golfer —
Alex Noren at the 2012 Omega European Masters.png
Norén at the 2012 Omega European Masters
Personal information
Full name Alexander Norén
Born (1982-07-12) 12 July 1982 (age 32)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco[1]
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 2005
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T51: 2011
The Open Championship T9: 2012
PGA Championship T34: 2011

Alexander Norén (born 12 July 1982) is a Swedish professional golfer who currently plays on the European Tour.

Norén was born in Stockholm. He attended Oklahoma State University in the United States before turning professional in 2005.

Norén gained a place on Europe's second tier Challenge Tour by reaching the final stage of the European Tour qualifying school at the end of 2005. In his rookie season he claimed his maiden professional victory at the Rolex Trophy, and ended the year in 3rd place on the Challenge Tour Rankings to graduate to the elite European Tour for 2007.

Norén had a solid rookie season on the European Tour in 2007 and improved on that the following year to finish in 31st place on the Order of Merit. He made the cut at the 2008 Open Championship and was in the top 10 going into day 3, before eventually finishing in a tie for 19th place.

Norén won his first event on the European Tour in September 2009 at the Omega European Masters, where he finished 20 under par to win by two strokes over Bradley Dredge.[2] Norén finished the season ranked 25th on the Race To Dubai.

In June 2011, Norén won his second European Tour title at the Saab Wales Open played at The Celtic Manor Resort. He won by two strokes from Grégory Bourdy and Anders Hansen finishing at 9 under par.[3] This victory secured Norén of a place in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in August. The following month, Norén won his third European Tour title at the Nordea Masters in his home country of Sweden. He won from wire-to-wire, the first time in his career he had achieved this feat, and opened up an eleven stroke margin after the third round. Despite difficult conditions in the wind on the final day, Norén finished seven strokes ahead of Richard Finch.[4] Norén finished the season ranked 14th on the Race To Dubai.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner(s)-up
1 6 Sep 2009 Omega European Masters -20 (65–70–63–66=264) 2 strokes Wales Bradley Dredge
2 5 Jun 2011 Saab Wales Open -9 (67–67–71–70=275) 2 strokes France Grégory Bourdy, Denmark Anders Hansen
3 24 Jul 2011 Nordea Masters -15 (67–66–63–77=273) 7 strokes England Richard Finch

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runners-up
1 20 Aug 2006 Rolex Trophy -22 (66–67–62–71=266) 3 strokes Sweden Johan Axgren, England Gareth Davies

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP T51 CUT DNP
The Open Championship T19 DNP CUT CUT T9 WD
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T34 T66 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 5
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2012 Open Championship – 2012 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander Noren". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Noren edges Dredge to Masters win". BBC Sport. 6 September 2009. Archived from the original on 6 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Noren wins second European Tour title at the Welsh Open". BBC Sport. 5 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Noren triumphs in home country for second win of 2011". Sky Sports. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-25. 

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