Who's who in golf - Alex Noren


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Name: - Alexander "Alex" Norén
Country: - Sweden
Born : - July 12th, 1982 in Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden.
Original Home/Club: - Haninge GC
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2005
Web Address: - http://www.alexnoren.com

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (2018). Multiple wins on the European Tour and in South Africa.


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After attending Oklahoma State University, Noren turned pro in 2005 and played his rookie season on the European Tour in 2007. His first win on the tour came in 2009, with further wins in 2011 and 2015. Any thoughts that Noren would simply become just another of the tour's "journeyman" pros were dispelled in 2016. Starting the year as the world's 96th best player, he won four events to become only the fourth ever Swedish player to achieve world Top 10 status as a professional golfer (following in the footsteps of Jesper Parnevik, Robert Karlsson and Henrik Stenson).


Top tournaments won by Alex Noren

2018Men EuropeFrench OpenGolf National277 (-7)US$1,166,660
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].
2017Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipWentworth Club277 (-11)US$1,116,900
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].
2016Men EuropeBritish MastersGrove, The266 (-18)€553,970
Played as the British Masters supported by Sky Sports. 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].
2016Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre263 (-17)€450,000
Played as the Omega European Masters (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].
2016Men AfricaNedbank Golf ChallengeGary Player CC274 (-14)$1,250,000
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Nov 9-12; second of three Eurpn Tr Final Series events). Second-placed Jeung-hun 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].
2016Men EuropeScottish OpenCastle Stuart274 (-14)€644,196
Played as the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Second-placed Tyrrell Hatton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Noren (Swe), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Castle Stuart Links, nr Inverness, Scotland].
2015Men EuropeScandinavian MastersPGA Sweden Natl276 (-12)€250,000
Played as the Nordea Masters. Second-placed Soren Kjeldsen (Den) finished 4 shots behind Noren (Swe), who won this title for the second time. [Lakes course, PGA of Sweden Natl GC, Malmo, Sweden].
2011Men EuropeScandinavian MastersBro Hof Slott273 (-15)€250,000
Played as the Nordea Masters. Second-placed Richard Finch (Eng) finished 7 shots behind Noren (Swe), whose 9-under par 63 on Saturday was followed by an untidy 5-over 77 on the final day. [Stadium course, Bro Hof Slott GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].
2011Men EuropeWales OpenCeltic Manor275 (-9)€344,358
Played for the first time as the Saab Wales Open. Second-placed Grégory Bourdy (Fra) and Anders Hansen (Den) finished 2 shots behind Noren (Swe), who claimed his second European Tour win. [Twenty Ten course, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales].
2009Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre264 (-20)€333,330
Played as the Omega European Masters (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].

 

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