Lucas Bjerregaard

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Lucas Bjerregaard
Personal information
Full nameLucas Justra Bjerregaard
Born (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 28)
Frederikshavn, Denmark
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb; 13.1 st)
Nationality Denmark
ResidenceMonaco
PartnerHenriette Friis
ChildrenJosephine
Career
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)European Tour
PGA Tour
Former tour(s)Challenge Tour
Nordic Golf League
Professional wins6
Highest ranking42 (5 May 2019)[1]
(as of 17 November 2019)
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT21: 2019
PGA ChampionshipT16: 2019
U.S. OpenT40: 2014
The Open ChampionshipT16: 2019

Lucas Justra Bjerregaard (born 14 August 1991) is a Danish professional golfer who plays the European Tour. In May 2017, playing with Thorbjørn Olesen, they won the inaugural GolfSixes, an unofficial pairs event on the European Tour. Later that year, in September, he had his first solo win on the European Tour, the Portugal Masters. In October 2018, Bjerregaard won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship for his second European Tour victory.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

Bjerregaard played on the Continental Europe team in the 2009 Jacques Léglise Trophy. He played in the Eisenhower Trophy for Denmark in 2008 and 2010; the 2010 team, with JB Hansen and Morten Ørum Madsen finished second to France by one stroke. Bjerregaard won the Danish Open Amateur in 2007 and 2008, and the European Amateur in 2010.[3] Bjerregaard committed to play golf at Florida State University, but turned pro before entering college.

Professional career[edit]

Bjerregaard turned professional in 2011 and in 2012, he won the Order of Merit (leading money winner) on the Nordic Golf League.[4] He won three Nordic Golf League between 2011 and 2013.

Bjerregaard played on the Challenge Tour in 2013, making 14 cuts in 18 events. His best finish was second place at the National Bank of Oman Golf Classic. He finished 34th in the Challenge Tour rankings. He then competed in the European Tour Qualifying School and finished T-17 to earn his European Tour card for 2014.

On the European Tour in 2014, he made 17 cuts in 26 events, including three top-10 finishes. He finished 90th in the Race to Dubai rankings and retained his card for 2015.[5] At the 2014 U.S. Open he finished in a tie for 40th place.[6]

Bjerregaard earned his first European Tour win at the 2017 Portugal Masters.

On 7 October 2018, Bjerregaard won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Old Course at St Andrews beating Tommy Fleetwood and Tyrrell Hatton by one stroke and winning €695,759 for his second European Tour victory.[2]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2007 Danish Open Amateur
  • 2008 Danish Open Amateur
  • 2010 European Amateur, Toyota Junior World Cup

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 24 Sep 2017 Portugal Masters −20 (66-65-68-65=264) 4 strokes Scotland Marc Warren
2 7 Oct 2018 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship −15 (70-65-71-67=273) 1 stroke England Tommy Fleetwood, England Tyrrell Hatton

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2018 Omega European Masters England Matthew Fitzpatrick Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Nordic Golf League wins (3)[edit]

  • 2011 Isaberg Open
  • 2012 Söderby Masters
  • 2013 ECCO Spanish Open

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T40 CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament T21
PGA Championship T16
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship T16
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2018 2019
Mexico Championship 69
Dell Technologies Match Play 4
FedEx St. Jude Invitational T51
HSBC Champions T69
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 18 2019 Ending 5 May 2019" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b Huggan, John (7 October 2018). "Lucas Bjerregaard takes Dunhill Links title as English Ryder Cuppers stumble late at St. Andrews". Golf Digest. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Denmark's Bjerregaard wins European Amateur title". Golfweek. 8 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Overblik over Nordic Golf League og ECCO Tour" (in Danish). 10 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Lucas Bjerregaard – Career Record Details". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ Sandritter, Mark (15 June 2014). "2014 U.S. Open purse: Martin Kaymer takes home $1.62 million in prize money". SB Nation.

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