|Full name||Anders Rosenberg Hansen|
16 September 1970 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|College||University of Houston|
|Former tour(s)||European Tour (1996–2015)
PGA Tour (2007)
Sunshine Tour (2009)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T24: 2012|
|U.S. Open||T55: 2007|
|The Open Championship||T19: 2008|
|PGA Championship||3rd: 2011|
|Achievements and awards|
Order of Merit winner
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 had six top 10's in 2006 including a 3rd 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.
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, but still played in a small number of events in 2016.
Professional wins (4)
European Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||26 May 2002||Volvo PGA Championship||−19 (68-65-66-70=269)||5 strokes||Colin Montgomerie, Eduardo Romero|
|2||27 May 2007||BMW PGA Championship||−8 (74-70-67-69=280)||Playoff||Justin Rose|
|3||11 Jan 2009||Joburg Open||−15 (71-68-64-66=269)||1 stroke||Andrew McLardy|
European Tour playoff record (1–3)
|1||2003||Dunhill Championship|| Mark Foster, Trevor Immelman,
Paul Lawrie, Doug McGuigan,
|Foster won with eagle on second extra hole
Hansen and McGuigan eliminated by birdie on first hole
|2||2007||BMW PGA Championship||Justin Rose||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|3||2008||BMW International Open||Martin Kaymer||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|4||2009||Mercedes-Benz Championship||James Kingston||Lost to par on first extra hole|
Sunshine Tour wins (2)
|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||Andrew McLardy|
|2||15 Feb 2009||Vodacom Championship||−18 (69-70-66-65=270)||4 strokes||Charl Schwartzel, 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
|The Open Championship||CUT||T77||CUT||CUT||T57||T19||CUT|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T22||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||2||10||4|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2006 PGA – 2007 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
Results in World Golf Championships
|Accenture Match Play Championship||DNP||R64||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||R64|
|Accenture Match Play Championship||R64||R32||R64||R32|
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
Yellow background for top-10.
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Denmark): 1994
- World Cup (representing Denmark): 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011
- Seve Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2009, 2011
- "Great Dane calls time on glittering career". PGA European Tour. 19 October 2015.