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].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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