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Alex Norén – Professional Swedish Golf Player

Alex Norén was born on 12 July 1982 and is a Swedish professional golfer. Alex Norén was born in Stockholm, first started playing golf at 4 years of age at Haninge Golf Club. He also Practiced other sports, but in the end, it was gold who won his heart.

Alex Norén won the unofficial Swedish Youth Championship when he was just 14 years old. Alex Norén also won Föreningsbanken Cup where he scored 146 over 36 holes at Rya Golf Club

At the age of 15 years, he attended the Swedish upper secondary sports school, where he combined his studies with golf training. Alex Norén was a junior editor at the official magazine of the Swedish Golf Federation “Svensk Golf”.

Alex Norén currently plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. In his career till now, Alex has won ten tournaments on the European Tour, this includes the following

  • BMW PGA Championship
  • Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open
  • British Masters
  • HNA Open de France
  • Nedbank Golf Challenge

Alex Norén was a member of the winning 2018 European Ryder Cup team.

Professional career

Alex Norén started playing professional golf at the end of 2005 and by reaching the final stage of the European Tour qualifying school he got a place on Europe’s second-tier Challenge Tour. In his rookie season, Alex Norén claimed his maiden professional victory at the Rolex Trophy. Alex Norén ended the year in 3rd place on the Challenge Tour Rankings then he got into the elite European Tour for 2007.

Alex Norén won his first title on the European Tour at the Omega European Masters in September 2009, Norén finished the season ranked 25th on the Race To Dubai.

2011-14

Norén won his second European Tour title at the Saab Wales Open In June 2011 which was played at The Celtic Manor Resort. Alex secured a place in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club after he won the title. Alex Norén won his third European Tour title at the Nordea Masters at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in his home country. He finished the season ranked 14th on the Race to Dubai.

After two good seasons in 2012 and 2013, Alex Norén missed most of 2014 with tendinitis in both wrists.

2015-18

In June, Alex won his fourth European Tour title for the second time in his career. 

In 2016, he won four in eleven starts on the European Tour. Alex won the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart in July.

Alex won the Omega European Masters in September, A month later, he captured his third win of the season at the British Masters at The Grove. The win lifted him to 18th place on the Official World Golf Ranking.

In November, Norén won his fourth title of 2016 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, capturing $1,166,660, the largest in his career so far. he moved to third in the Race to Dubai ranking after this win, and to ninth in the Official World Golf Ranking,

In March 2017, Norén was awarded 2016 Best Athlete in Stockholm by the Stockholm Sports Federation and the Stockholm Sports Journalists Club.

In May 2017, Norén won the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour.

In January 2018, Norén finished runner-up at the Farmers Insurance Open where Norén lost to Jason Day.

In March 2018, he finished 3rd place in the WGC-Match Play. He progressed all the way through to the semi-finals, where he faced Kevin Kisner. He then beat Justin Thomas.

In July 2018, Norén won the HNA Open de France on the European Tour. This event was held at Le Golf National outside of Paris, France.

In September 2018, Norén qualified for the European team participating in the 2018 Ryder Cup. Noren went 2–1–0 and won his singles match against Bryson DeChambeau. Norén secured his win in this match.

Alex Norén plates professional gold till this day

Reference: Alex Norén – Wikipedia

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