Who's who: Søren Kjeldsen

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Who's who: Søren Kjeldsen

  • Name:

    Søren Kjeldsen
  • Country:

    Denmark
  • Born:

    May 17, 1975 in Aalborg, North Jutland, Denmark.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Aalborg GK, Denmark
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1995
  • Website:

    https://www.soerenkjeldsen.com

Roll of Honour

Multiple wins on the European Tour. World Cup of Golf winner (2016, with Thorbjørn Olesen).

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Turning professional in 1995, Kjeldsen notched up his first win on the Challenge Tour in the 1997 Finnish Open, before joing the main European Tour in 1998. Four wins on the Tour between 2003 and 2015 all came in Europe, but arguably his most prestigious win came 'down under' at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne. In partnership with compatriot Thorbjørn Olesen, Kjeldsen rounded off the 2016 season with Denmark's first ever win in the World Cup of Golf.

Top tournaments won by Søren Kjeldsen

2015
Europe
282 (-2)
€416,660
Dubai Duty Free

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kjeldsen, Soren

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

€416,660

Title sponsor

Dubai Duty Free

Played as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation (May 28-31). Kjeldsen (Den) beat Eddie Pepperell (Eng) and Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].

2009
Europe
274 (-14)
€166,660
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kjeldsen, Soren

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de Andalucia de Golf '09 (March 26-29). Second-placed David Drysdale (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Søren Kjeldsen (Den). A third round 62 (-10) propelled Kjeldsen into a 6 shot lead going into the final round. [Real (Royal) Sevilla GC, Sevilla, Andalucia].

2008
Europe
276 (-8)
€708,000
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kjeldsen, Soren

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

€708,000

Title sponsor

Volvo

Played as the Volvo Masters (Oct 30-Nov 2; for the last time after 21 years as the Eurpn Tr's season-ending event). Second-placed Martin Kaymer (Ger) and Anthony Wall (Eng) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Kjeldsen (Den). [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Kjeldsen, Soren

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

€281,928

Title sponsor

Diageo

Played as the Diageo Championship at Gleneagles (June 19-22). Second placed Alastair Forsyth (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Kjeldsen (Den), who recorded his first win on the European Tour. [PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Perthshire].

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