Anders Hansen

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Anders Hansen
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Personal information
Full nameAnders Rosenberg Hansen
Born (1970-09-16) 16 September 1970 (age 49)
Sønderborg, Denmark
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality Denmark
ResidenceZürich, Switzerland
Career
CollegeUniversity of Houston
Turned professional1995
Retired2015
Current tour(s)European Tour (1996–2015, 2018)
Former tour(s)PGA Tour (2007)
Sunshine Tour (2009)
Professional wins4
Highest ranking23 (14 August 2011)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour3
Sunshine Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT24: 2012
PGA Championship3rd: 2011
U.S. OpenT55: 2007
The Open ChampionshipT19: 2008
Achievements and awards
Sunshine Tour
Order of Merit winner
2009

Anders Rosenberg Hansen (born 16 September 1970) is a semi-retired Danish professional golfer.

Hansen was born in Sønderborg, Denmark. He turned professional in 1995. It took him a few years to establish himself on the European Tour, with his first top 116 Order of Merit finish (the level a player requires to automatically regain his card) coming in 1999.

His maiden European Tour victory was the 2002 Volvo PGA Championship and he finished in the top 60 on the Order of Merit every year from 2000 to 2012, with a best of seventh in 2011. He has featured in the top 25 of the Official World Golf Ranking and has been the highest ranked Danish golfer.

Hansen represented Denmark in the WGC-World Cup in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007.

Hansen had six top-10 finishes in 2006 including a third at the Dubai Desert Classic, playing the two final days in the leaderball with Tiger Woods and Retief Goosen, and a second at the Italian Open for the second straight year.

Hansen qualified for the PGA Tour for 2007, capturing the fourth available spot, eight strokes off the winner, George McNeill, but failed to maintain his playing rights at the end of the season.

His second European tour victory came when he won the 2007 BMW PGA Championship, the same tournament where he claimed his first victory five years before. Hansen then won his third event in 2009 at the Joburg Open, in South Africa. He came from behind on the final day with a 66, and eventually won by one stroke over Andrew McLardy. A month later he won for the second time on the Sunshine Tour at the Vodacom Championship and after strong finishes in the two European Tour co-sanctioned events at the end of the season, he headed the Order of Merit for 2009.

Hansen achieved his best finish ever at a World Golf Championship event in March 2011, when he finished tied 3rd at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, three strokes behind winner Nick Watney. He later on achieved his best finish in a major, when he finished 3rd in the 2011 PGA Championship.

He retired after the 2015 European Tour season,[2] but still played in a small number of events in 2016. Hansen regained his European Tour card through Q School in 2017.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 26 May 2002 Volvo PGA Championship −19 (68-65-66-70=269) 5 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie, Argentina Eduardo Romero
2 27 May 2007 BMW PGA Championship −8 (74-70-67-69=280) Playoff England Justin Rose
3 11 Jan 2009 Joburg Open −15 (71-68-64-66=269) 1 stroke South Africa Andrew McLardy

European Tour playoff record (1–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2003 Dunhill Championship England Mark Foster, South Africa Trevor Immelman,
Scotland Paul Lawrie, South Africa Doug McGuigan,
South Africa Bradford Vaughan
Foster won with eagle on second extra hole
Hansen and McGuigan eliminated by birdie on first hole
2 2007 BMW PGA Championship England Justin Rose Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2008 BMW International Open Germany Martin Kaymer Lost to birdie on first extra hole
4 2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship South Africa James Kingston Lost to par on first extra hole

Sunshine Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 11 Jan 2009 Joburg Open −15 (71-68-64-66=269) 1 stroke South Africa Andrew McLardy
2 15 Feb 2009 Vodacom Championship −18 (69-70-66-65=270) 4 strokes South Africa Charl Schwartzel, Canada Graham DeLaet
  • Hansen's 2009 Joburg Open win is repeated here because it is co-sanctioned by the European and Sunshine Tours

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T55
The Open Championship CUT T77 CUT CUT T57 T19 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT T24 T12 CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament CUT CUT T24
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT T22 CUT
PGA Championship CUT 3 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 4
PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 1 3 9 3
Totals 0 0 1 1 1 6 25 9
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2006 PGA – 2007 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Accenture Match Play Championship R64 R64
Cadillac Championship T57 T12
Bridgestone Invitational T58 T22
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012
Accenture Match Play Championship R64 R32 R64 R32
Cadillac Championship 45 T3 T29
Bridgestone Invitational T45 T29
HSBC Champions 63 T23
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 33 2011 Ending 14 Aug 2011" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Great Dane calls time on glittering career". PGA European Tour. 19 October 2015.

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