Born:March 21, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ryder Cup player (2008). European Tour wins (2).
Hansen was a member of the European Ryder Cup team in 2008, which was heavily defeated by a USA team captained by Paul Azinger.
Played as the Mercedes-Benz Championship (Sept 13-16; formerly Linde German Masters). Second-placed Phillip Archer (Eng) and Alastair Forsyth (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Hansen (Den), who recorded his second European Tour win. [GC Gut Lärchenhof, Pulheim, nr Cologne, Germany].
Played as Murphy's Irish Open (June 27-30). First-time European Tour winner Hansen (Den) beat Niclas Fasth (Swe) and Darren Fichardt (RSA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole. Richard Bland (Eng) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [Fota Island GC, Cork, Ireland].
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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