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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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