Name:Anders Rosenberg Hansen
Born:Sept 16, 1970 in Sonderborg, Denmark.
2009 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won by Hansen (Den) with season earnings of R4,286,038. Charl Schwartzel (RSA) was second with R2,315,187; Darren Fichardt (RSA) was third with R1,475,025.
Played as the Joburg Open (Jan 8-11; Eurpn/Sunshine Trs event). Second-placed Andrew McLardy (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Anders Hansen (Den), who recorded the last of his three European Tour wins. [East course, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Johannesburg, RSA. Earlier rounds on East & West courses].
Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 24-27). Hansen (Den) beat Justin Rose (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Volvo PGA Championship (May 23-26). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) and Eduardo Romero (Arg) finished 5 shots behind Hansen (Den). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
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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