Søren Hansen

Søren Hansen (born 21 March 1974) is a Danish professional golfer.

Søren Hansen
Personal information
Full nameSøren Hansen
Born (1974-03-21) 21 March 1974 (age 46)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality Denmark
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Career
Turned professional1997
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking39 (6 July 2008)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2008, 2009, 2010
PGA ChampionshipT36: 2009
U.S. OpenT6: 2009
The Open ChampionshipT8: 2002, 2009

Hansen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He won the 1997 Danish Amateur Stroke Play Championship and turned professional later that year.

Hansen collected his first professional win at the Challenge Tour's 1998 Navision Open Golf Championship in his home country. Since 1999 he has been a member of the European Tour where he has picked up two tournament victories. He won the 2002 Murphy's Irish Open, where he won at the fourth extra hole in a play-off against Richard Bland, Niclas Fasth and Darren Fichardt. He also won the 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship by a margin of four strokes. His best Order of Merit finish is 8th in 2007. He represented Europe in the 2008 Ryder Cup matches, but he did not win a match, the U.S. was victorious.

In September 2007, he reached the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings and became the top-ranked Danish golfer.

Hansen represented Denmark in the World Cup in 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2007.

On 11 August 2009, Hansen was charged with tax evasion by Danish authorities for allegedly claiming residency of Monaco, while actually living in Denmark.[2] On 19 May 2010, Hansen was fined nearly $1.1 million for tax evasion.

Amateur winsEdit

  • 1997 Danish Amateur Stroke Play Championship

Professional wins (3)Edit

European Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 30 Jun 2002 Murphy's Irish Open −14 (69-69-64-68=270) Playoff   Richard Bland,   Niclas Fasth,
  Darren Fichardt
2 16 Sep 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship −17 (65-68-71-67=271) 4 strokes   Phillip Archer,   Alastair Forsyth

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2002 Murphy's Irish Open   Richard Bland,   Niclas Fasth,
  Darren Fichardt
Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Bland eliminated by birdie on second hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 30 Aug 1998 Navision Open Golf Championship −10 (71-69-66=206) Playoff   René Budde,   Euan Little

Playoff recordEdit

Other playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2001 WGC-World Cup
(with   Thomas Bjørn)
  New ZealandMichael Campbell and David Smail,
  South AfricaRetief Goosen and Ernie Els,
  United StatesDavid Duval and Tiger Woods
South Africa won with par on second extra hole
New Zealand and United States eliminated by birdie on first hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT CUT
U.S. Open T53 T6
The Open Championship CUT T8 CUT T41 T64 T8
PGA Championship T43 CUT CUT T36
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 2 2 7 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 3 3 19 8
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2009 U.S. Open – 2009 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2009 U.S. Open – 2009 Open Championship)

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2008
The Players Championship T42

"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Match Play R64 R64 R64
Championship T39 T70 T13 T18
Invitational T52 T73 T60 75
Champions
  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 appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 27 2008 Ending 6 Jul 2008" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ Golf star charged with tax evasion

External linksEdit