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Morten Ørum Madsen (born 9 April 1988) is a Danish professional golfer. He played on the European Tour from 2013 to 2016, winning the South African Open Championship in late 2013.

Morten Ørum Madsen
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Personal information
Born (1988-04-09) 9 April 1988 (age 31)
Silkeborg, Denmark
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb; 15.0 st)
Nationality Denmark
ResidenceSilkeborg, Denmark
Career
CollegeOregon State University
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenT28: 2013
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2012
PGA ChampionshipDNP

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Early life and amateur careerEdit

Madsen was born in Silkeborg. He took up golf at the age of 12,[1] and enjoyed a successful amateur career. He played for Denmark in the 2008 Eisenhower Trophy and again in 2010, being part of the team that took the silver medal in 2010.[2][3] He attended Oregon State University from 2008 to 2011.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Madsen turned professional in 2011 and promptly won twice on the third-tier Nordic League, earning a place on the Challenge Tour. A consistent second season saw him earn promotion to the full European Tour for 2013. He finished 19th in the Challenge Tour rankings, but slightly improved his status with a T16 at European Tour Q School.

On 24 November 2013, he won the South African Open Championship by a margin of two strokes.

A string of poor finishes saw him lose his European Tour privileges and he eventually returned to the Nordic Golf League, where he won an event in February 2019.

Amateur winsEdit

  • 2008 Houborg Open, Wibroe Cup, Royal Tour 1, Royal Tour 2
  • 2009 Danish Amateur Strokeplay

Professional wins (5)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 24 Nov 2013
(2014 season)
South African Open Championship −19 (67-66-69-67=269) 2 strokes   Jbe Kruger,   Hennie Otto

Nordic League wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 16 Jul 2011 Finnish Open –10 (75-66-65=206) 6 strokes   Joonas Granberg,   Jonas Haglund
2 5 Aug 2011 Actona PGA Championship –6 (71-67-72=210) 2 strokes   JB Hansen
3 11 May 2013 DAT Masters –14 (73-69-63=205) 4 strokes   Alexander Jacobsson,   Jesper Kennegård
4 19 Feb 2019 PGA Catalunya Resort Championship –8 (66-68-72=206) 1 stroke   Mathieu Fenasse

Results in major championshipsEdit

 
Morten Ørum Madsen
Tournament 2012 2013
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T28
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Tour biography
  2. ^ Morten Orum Madsen following Thomas Bjorn's path Archived 2012-12-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "2010 World Amateur Golf Team Championships Record Book" (PDF). IGF. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  4. ^ https://osubeavers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=584

External linksEdit