Søren Kjeldsen

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Søren Kjeldsen
— Golfer —
23 BMW International Open bei Muenchen Soren Kjeldsen.JPG
Kjeldsen at the 2011 BMW International Open
Personal information
Full name Søren Kjeldsen
Born (1975-05-17) 17 May 1975 (age 39)
Aalborg, Denmark
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Nationality  Denmark
Residence Ascot, Berkshire, England
Career
Turned professional 1995
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 T30: 2010
U.S. Open T33: 2010
The Open Championship T27: 2009
PGA Championship T6: 2009

Søren Kjeldsen (born 17 May 1975) is a Danish golfer. He turned professional in 1995.

Kjeldsen's success on the second tier Challenge Tour in 1997, which included victory in the Volvo Finnish Open, earned him membership of the main European Tour for 1998. He has performed steadily at this level and won his first European Tour title at the 2003 Diageo Championship at Gleneagles. His second European Tour win came at the 2008 Volvo Masters at Valderrama Golf Club in Andalucia, Spain, where he won by 2 strokes over Martin Kaymer, and Anthony Wall. This was the final staging of the Volvo Masters because as part of the Race to Dubai, introduced in 2009, the European Tour season now concludes at the Dubai World Championship. Kjeldsen won his third European Tour event and second consecutive event on Spanish soil with a three stroke victory over David Drysdale at the 2009 Open de Andalucia in Marbella, Andalusia, Spain.

Kjeldsen represented Denmark in the Eisenhower Trophy in 1994 and at the World Cup in 1998, 1999, 2003 and 2004.

His best year-end ranking on the Order of Merit has been 10th in 2008. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 22 Jun 2003 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles –9 (72-68-67-72=279) 2 strokes Scotland Alastair Forsyth
2 2 Nov 2008 Volvo Masters –8 (65-71-68-71=276) 2 strokes Germany Martin Kaymer, England Anthony Wall
3 29 Mar 2009 Open de Andalucia –14 (68-72-62-72=274) 3 strokes Scotland David Drysdale

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2008 Volvo Masters England Simon Dyson, England Justin Rose Rose won with birdie on second extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP T52 DNP CUT DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP T41 DNP CUT T27
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T6
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament T30 DNP DNP
U.S. Open T33 DNP CUT
The Open Championship T37 DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT DNP DNP

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 2 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 1 15 7
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2009 Open Championship – 2010 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

External links[edit]