Name:Alexander "Alex" Norén
Born:July 12, 1982 in Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden.
Original/Home Club:Haninge GC
Played as the HNA Open de France (Jun 28-Jul 1; third of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events). Second-placed Russel Knox (Scot), Julian Suri (USA) and Chris Wood (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Norén (Swe), who recorded his tenth European Tour win. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].
Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 25-28; first of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series events, with prize fund now in US dollars). Second-placed Francesco Molinari (Italy) finished 2 shots behind Noren (Swe), whose final round 62 was the lowest shot in a European Tour final round on the West course. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Omega European Masters (Sept 1-4; Eurpn/Asian tours event). Noren (Swe) beat Scott Hend (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th) to record his second win in this event. [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Played as the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open (July 7-10). Second-placed Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Alex Norén (Swe), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Castle Stuart Links, nr Inverness, Scotland].
Played as the British Masters supported by Sky Sports (Oct 13-16; hosted by Luke Donald). Second-placed Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) finished 2 shots behind Noren (Swe), who recorded his third European Tour win of 2016. [The Grove, Chandler's Cross, nr London, England].
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Nov 9-12; second of three Eurpn Tr Final Series events). Second-placed Jeunghun Wang (S Kor) finished 6 shots behind Noren (Swe), who recorded his fourth European Tour win of 2016. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
Played as the Nordea Masters (June 4-7). Second-placed Søren Kjeldsen (Den) finished 4 shots behind Alex Norén (Swe), who won this title for the second time. [Lakes course, PGA of Sweden Natl GC, Malmo, Sweden].
Played as the Saab Wales Open (June 2-5). Second-placed Grégory Bourdy (Fra) and Anders Hansen (Den) finished 2 shots behind Alex Norén (Swe), who claimed his second European Tour win. [Twenty Ten course, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales].
Played as the Nordea Masters (July 21-24). Second-placed Richard Finch (Eng) finished 7 shots behind Alex Norén (Swe), whose 63 (-9) on Saturday was followed by an untidy 77 (+5) on the final day. [Stadium course, Bro Hof Slott GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].
Played as the Omega European Masters (Sept 3-6; Eurpn/Asian Trs event). Second-placed Bradley Dredge (Wales) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Noren (Swe). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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