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Alexander Noren

SwedenSweden

Start Position
14
Current Position
To Par: +2
Total Strokes: 70 - 72 - 68 - 72 : 282
T20   T34
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Residence: Monte Carlo
  • Age: 29
  • Turned Pro: 2005
  • Eligibility Code: 12

Won his second European Tour title at the 2011 Saab Wales Open, holding off Gregory Bourdy and Anders Hansen to win by two shots. Was the perfect comeback after a frustrating 2010 season, in which he secured two top tens to finish 85th in The Race to Dubai. Secured his maiden European Tour title at the 2009 Omega European Masters in Switzerland, holing a difficult bunker shot for an eagle three at the long 15th to help him win by two strokes. It was a shot that won him his second successive European Tour Shot of the Month award. His win in the first qualifying event for The 2010 Ryder Cup team was watched by a crowd which included second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin. It also more than doubled his earnings for a season interrupted by wrist and then knee injuries, but which finished well with sixth place at the Dubai World Championship. After eight years competing for the Swedish national team as an amateur, decided to join the paid ranks in 2005 and quickly proved he had the game to cope with the demands of the professional arena, graduating third from the 2006 European Challenge Tour Rankings before completing a solid first season on The European Tour in 2007. In his latter seasons as an amateur, he combined four years of top-ranked college golf at Oklahoma State University with economic studies, eventually graduating with a degree in Business Marketing. Grew up playing all sports before his attention focused on golf at the age of eight, so much so that he was often late home for dinner as he spent so much time on the range determined to get things right.

PGA European Tour Victories

3 - 2011 Nordea Masters, Saab Wales Open; 2009 Omega European Masters