Who's who: Alex Norén

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  • Photo of Alex Noren
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Who's who: Alex Norén

  • Name:

    Alexander "Alex" Norén
  • Country:

    Sweden
  • Born:

    July 12, 1982 in Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Haninge GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2005
  • Website:

    https://www.alexnoren.com

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (2018). Multiple wins on the European Tour and in South Africa.

Did you know?

After attending Oklahoma State University, Noren turned pro in 2005 and played his rookie season on the European Tour in 2007. His first win on the tour came in 2009, with further wins in 2011 and 2015. Any thoughts that Noren would simply become just another of the tour's "journeyman" pros were dispelled in 2016. Starting the year as the world's 96th best player, he won four events to become only the fourth ever Swedish player to achieve world Top 10 status as a professional golfer (following in the footsteps of Jesper Parnevik, Robert Karlsson and Henrik Stenson).

Top tournaments won by Alex Norén

2018
Europe
277 (-7)
US$1,166,660
HNA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

US$1,166,660

Title sponsor

HNA

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].

2017
Europe
277 (-11)
US$1,116,900
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

US$1,116,900

Title sponsor

BMW

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].

2016
Europe
263 (-17)
€450,000
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

263 (-17)

Prize money

€450,000

Title sponsor

Omega

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].

2016
Europe
274 (-14)
€644,196
AAM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€644,196

Title sponsor

AAM

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].

2016
Europe
266 (-18)
€553,970
Sky Sports

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

€553,970

Title sponsor

Sky Sports

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].

2016
Africa
274 (-14)
$1,250,000
Nedbank

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$1,250,000

Title sponsor

Nedbank

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].

2015
Europe
276 (-12)
€250,000
Nordea

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

Nordea

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].

2011
Europe
275 (-9)
€344,358
Saab

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

€344,358

Title sponsor

Saab

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].

2011
Europe
273 (-15)
€250,000
Nordea

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€250,000

Title sponsor

Nordea

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].

2009
Europe
264 (-20)
€333,330
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Noren, Alex

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

Omega

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].

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