|— Golfer —|
Kjeldsen at the 2011 BMW International Open
|Full name||Søren Kjeldsen|
17 May 1975 |
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)|
|Residence||Ascot, Berkshire, England|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T30: 2010|
|U.S. Open||T33: 2010|
|The Open Championship||T27: 2009|
|PGA Championship||T6: 2009|
Kjeldsen turned professional in 1995. Kjeldsen's success on the second tier Challenge Tour in 1997, which included his first victory as a professional in the Volvo Finnish Open, earned him membership for 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. He ended the year 10th on the Order of Merit, which to date is still his best year-end ranking.
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. Also in 2009, he finished third at the BMW PGA Championship, fourth at the Scottish Open, sixth at the PGA Championship and seventh at the WGC-CA Championship.
In May 2015, Kjeldsen ended a six year drought and won his fourth European Tour title at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. On a very windy final day, Kjeldsen held a two stroke lead but shot a 76 five over par round to fall into a three man playoff with Eddie Pepperell and Bernd Wiesberger. On the first extra hole, Kjeldsen found the par five 18th green in two and after Pepperell and Wiesberger could not get up and down for their birdies, he two putted from 30 feet for the victory. Kjeldsen maintained his 100% record of winning when holding the 54 hole lead, which now stands at 4-for-4. The next week he finished second at the Nordea Masters. Later he finished second at the Made in Denmark and British Masters tournaments.
He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Professional wins (5)
European Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||22 Jun 2003||Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles||–9 (72-68-67-72=279)||2 strokes||Alastair Forsyth|
|2||2 Nov 2008||Volvo Masters||–8 (65-71-68-71=276)||2 strokes||Martin Kaymer, Anthony Wall|
|3||29 Mar 2009||Open de Andalucia||–14 (68-72-62-72=274)||3 strokes||David Drysdale|
|4||31 May 2015||Dubai Duty Free Irish Open||–2 (69-70-67-76-282)||Playoff||Eddie Pepperell, Bernd Wiesberger|
European Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2007||Volvo Masters||Simon Dyson, Justin Rose||Rose won with birdie on second extra hole|
|2||2015||Dubai Duty Free Irish Open||Eddie Pepperell, Bernd Wiesberger||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Challenge Tour wins (1)
- 1997 Volvo Finnish Open
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||CUT||DNP||CUT||DNP||DNP||T41||DNP||CUT||T27|
|The Open Championship||T37||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||3|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2009 Open Championship – 2010 Open Championship)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Denmark): 1994
- World Cup (representing Denmark): 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2009
- Seve Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2009
- "Soren Kjeldsen wins Irish Open after three-man play-off". The Guardian. 31 May 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.