Søren Hansen

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Søren Hansen
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Søren Hansen
Born (1974-03-21) 21 March 1974 (age 40)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  Denmark
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Career
Turned professional 1997
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2008, 2009, 2010
U.S. Open T6: 2009
The Open Championship T8: 2002, 2009
PGA Championship T36: 2009

Søren Hansen (born 21 March 1974) is a Danish professional golfer.

Hansen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He won the 1997 Danish Amateur Stroke Play Championship and turned professional later that year.

Hansen collected his first professional win at the Challenge Tour's 1998 Navision Open Golf Championship in his home country. Since 1999 he has been a member of the European Tour where he has picked up two tournament victories. He won the 2002 Murphy's Irish Open, where he won at the fourth extra hole in a play-off against Richard Bland, Niclas Fasth and Darren Fichardt. He also won the 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship by a margin of four strokes. His best Order of Merit finish is 8th in 2007. He represented Europe in the 2008 Ryder Cup matches, but he did not win a match, the U.S. was victorious.

In September 2007, he reached the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings and became the top-ranked Danish golfer.

Hansen represented Denmark in the World Cup in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2007.

On 11 August 2009, Hansen was charged with tax evasion by Danish authorities for allegedly claiming residency of Monaco, while actually living in Denmark.[1] On 19 May 2010, Hansen was fined nearly $1.1 million for tax evasion.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1997 Danish Amateur Stroke Play Championship

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 30 Jun 2002 Murphy's Irish Open -14 (69-69-64-68=270) Playoff England Richard Bland, Sweden Niclas Fasth,
South Africa Darren Fichardt
2 16 Sep 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship -17 (65-68-71-67=271) 4 strokes England Phillip Archer, Scotland Alastair Forsyth

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runners-up
1 30 Aug 1998 Navision Open Golf Championship -10 (71-69-66=206) Playoff Denmark René Budde, Scotland Euan Little

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T53 T6
The Open Championship CUT T8 CUT DNP T41 DNP DNP T64 T8
PGA Championship DNP T43 DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT T36
Tournament 2010
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"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 3 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 3 3 18 8
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2009 U.S. Open – 2009 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2009 U.S. Open – 2009 Open Championship)

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

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