Born:Oct 4, 1977 in Svedala, Skana, Sweden.
Played as the KLM Open (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Pablo Larrazábal (Esp) and Richie Ramsay (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Hanson (Swe), who posted his fifth European Tour win. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
Played as the BMW Masters (Oct 25-28; Eurpn Tr/CGA event). Second-placed Rory McIlroy (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind Hanson (Swe), who claimed his sixth European Tour win. [Lake Malaren GC, Shanghai, China].
Played as the Czech Open 2010 (Aug 19-22; Eurpn Tr event). Hanson (Swe) beat Peter Lawrie (Ire) and Gary Boyd (Eng) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Prosper Golf Resort, Čeladná, Moravia-Silesia, Czech].
Played as the Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca (May 13-16). Hanson (Swe) beat Alejandro Cañizares (Esp) at the first playoff hole. [Pula GC, Son Servera, Mallorca, Spain].
Played as the SAS Masters (Aug 14-17). Second-placed Nick Dougherty (Eng) and Pelle Edberg (swe) finished 1 shot behind home-country winner Peter Hanson (Swe), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Masters course, Arlandastad GC, Rosersberg, nr Stockholm].
Played as the Jazztel Open de Espana en Andalusia (April 14-17). First-time European Tour winner Hanson (Swe) beat Peter Gustafsson (Swe) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Old course, San Roque Club, Costa del Sol].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
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.
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