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Anders Hansen

DenmarkDenmark

Start Position
3
Current Position
To Par: -7
Total Strokes: 68 - 69 - 70 - 66 : 273
T6   3
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Sonderborg, Denmark
  • Residence: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Age: 40
  • Turned Pro: 1995
  • Eligibility Code: ELIGIBILITY CODE: 12

Displayed his liking for South African conditions in 2010 by taking third place in both the Alfred Dunhill Championship and the South African Open Championship on his way to finishing 19th in The Race to Dubai. The previous season, he made the perfect start when he won his third European Tour title by winning the Joburg Open in South Africa in the first event of the calendar year. Won for a second time in South Africa a month later at the Vodacom Championship, on his way to claiming the 2009 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit, the first European to do so since 1972. Previously he won the BMW PGA Championship for a second time, five years after his maiden victory, when he held off the challenge of Justin Rose at Wentworth Club in 2007 in a play-off. His first two victories therefore came in The European Tour's flagship event. In 2002 he won in record breaking style, setting a new low aggregate for the West Course - a 19-under-par total of 269 which beat the previous best of 270 held by Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie - but which was subsequently matched by Scott Drummond in 2004. Went to University of Houston and enjoyed two victories on the collegiate scene in America. No relation to his namesake Søren – but they often seem inseparable – to the extent that both holed in one in successive weeks on The European Tour in 1999 and both claimed their maiden European Tour victories within a month of one another in 2002 and second victories in 2007. That closeness even stretched to their finishing positions on the 2005 and 2006 Orders of Merit – Anders in 35th and Søren 36th in 2005, followed by their respective 33rd and 34th place finishes in 2006.

PGA European Tour Victories

Joburg Open; 2007 BMW PGA Championship; 2002 BMW PGA Championship

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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PGA TOUR Best Round

67 at Round 4, World Golf Championships-CA Championship.