Residence: Ascot, England
As a 9-year-old Soren’s family moved to Baguio, where Soren played his junior golf. It was here that the dream of being a professional golfer began. Like so many other junior golfers Soren had a job as a ball collector at the local driving range. Soren's most remarkable achievements as an amateur were victories in the Masters series at both the EGAF tournament in Kuala Terengganu, and the equally prestigious Rungsted Open - both in 1993.
Soren Kjeldsen turned professional in 1995 following a win in the Challenge Tour’s Finnish Open which gained him membership of the main European Tour. Three top-10 finishes in 2006 helped him to end the year a respectable 36th on the Order of Merit – although his best standings was 27th in 2003. He has represented Denmark several times in the World Cup. Currently has just one main tour victory to his name – the Diageo Championship at Gleneagles in 2003. On Tour Soren has a reputation for being an ambitious fighter, who continue to fight to the end and is probably one of the diligently exercising.
Soren ended the 2008 season in the best possible fashion. Victory in the final European Tour event of the season, The Volvo Masters, was his second European Tour title. The two shot victory at Valderrama over Martin Kaymer and Anthony Wall saw him win the biggest European Tour cheque of his career and saw him move to finish tenth on the Order of Merit, his highest finish in his 11 years on Tour. Earlier in the season he secured two further top-10 finished at the SAS Masters and French Open.
Soren Kjeldsen Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Soren Kjeldsen throughout his career
Soren Kjeldsen Tournament History
2007 BMW PGA Championship
24-27 May - BMW PGA Championship - West Course at Wentworth. The BMW PGA Championship was played out on a rain-lashed West Course at Wentworth in Surrey. Traditionally, the PGA attracts one of the strongest fields on the European Tour and this time was no exception with Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Michael Campbell and others all making the trip across the pond. It was not, however, one of the better known superstars who walked off with the trophy and 725,000 Euro first prize, but Anders Hansen from Denmark who holed a 25 foot birdie putt on the first sudden-death play-off hole against England’s Justin Rose. This was only Hansen’s second victory on Tour – bizarrely the only other win was the same tournament – then called the Volvo PGA – five years earlier in 2002.
In Soren Kjeldsen's bag...We're working on what's under Soren's headcovers at the BMW - in the meantime, what we can say for sure is that he's using Mizuno MP-33 irons.
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