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Alex Noren |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/12/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165
College: Sweden

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Alex Noren carded a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in his opening round of the Open de España.
Not too shabby for his first meaningful round of golf since having surgery on his left wrist last fall. Noren split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona on Thursday. He opened with a birdie-3 at the 10th hole and added four more plus an eagle-3 at No. 15. Four bogeys and a double helped neutralize the good work he submitted. The Swede has little cachet in formats that don't include the European Tour. May 15 - 10:36 PM

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Alex Noren is listed in the preliminary field of next week's Open de España on the European Tour.

The Swede has been sidelined since fall after having surgery to repair his left wrist. He made his last start in Turkey where he missed the cut and dropped to 90th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Thanks to his injury sabbatical, he's fallen to 168th. So, if your format includes his home circuit, keep a look out. He totaled five top-sixes in 2013.
May 9 - 12:38 AM

Alex Noren alerted his followers on Monday that he's finally going to sit out to repair his left wrist.

"Waiting for an appointment for wrist surgery and hopefully will be back playing in 4-5 months. Gonna be great to play again without pain." The Swede first suffered the injury during The Open Championship where he withdrew after one round (12-over-par 83). He's played only five times since and cashed three times. Noren completed only 36 holes of last week's Turkish Airlines Open before calling it quits due to the same malady. Since he's not eligible for any of the big events on the PGA TOUR and sits 90th in the Official World Golf Ranking, we'll leave him off our Injury Report.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 01:26:00 AM

Alexander Noren withdrew from The Open Championship following his opening round, citing a wrist injury.

The Swede split only two (of 14) fairways and hit six greens in regulation en route to a 12-over-par 40-43=83. He erased a lone birdie with seven bogeys and three doubles. Because he is a non-member on the PGA TOUR and not eligible for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, we will leave him off our Injury Report.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 04:24:00 PM

Alexander Noren makes his first appearance at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship since falling in the first round to Geoff Ogilvy in 2010.

While history may not be on his side at Dove Mountain, current form is. He tied for fourth at the Qatar Masters several weeks ago. He will take on a slumping Dustin Johnson in his first match in the Jones Bracket.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 10:39:00 PM

Alexander Noren posted a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the PGA Championship, finishing one stroke adrift of the overnight lead.

The Swede rolled into Kiawah Island with top 15s in each of his last three starts, including a T9 at the British Open. Today, he circled an eagle at the par-5 16th hole and four birdies. Noren played the quartet of par 5s in bogey-free 4-under.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 08:09:00 PM

Alexander Noren carded a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the final round of the British Open to improve to even-par 280 for the week.

After swallowing bogeys on the fifth and sixth holes, he bounced back with a birdie on the par-5 seventh. He then added birdies at 11 and 18 to finish the day inside the top 10. It is the first time he's found his way inside the top 10 in four trips.
Sun, Jul 22, 2012 12:51:00 PM

Alex Noren spun a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Noren circled half of his six birdies on par 5s at Sheshan International today and was the third to sign his card two strokes adrift of Keegan Bradley's pace. The other two in pursuit are Bo Van Pelt and fellow Swede, Fredrik Jacobson.
Thu, Nov 3, 2011 08:05:00 AM

Although Alexander Noren closed with a 5-over-par 39-38=77, he recorded a seven-stroke victory over Richard Finch at the Nordea Masters in Stockholm, Sweden.

Conditions at Bro Hof Slott Country Club were extremely difficult as winds howled all day. To wit, European Tour winners Fredrik Andersson Hed and Steve Webster carded a 90 and 91, respectively, in their final rounds. Hed carded a 12 on the par-3 17th, which is an exposed peninsula green; Webster took an 11 on the hole. Noren went wire-to-wire this week, finishing in 15-under 67-66-63-77=273. He slept on an 11-stroke lead following 54 holes; the 63 in the third round was a course record. This is the Swede's third career European Tour victory, and second this season (Wales Open). He's already exempt into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in two weeks, and will be making his debut at the PGA Championship the following week.
Sun, Jul 24, 2011 11:08:00 AM

Alexander Noren carded a 1-under-par 35-35=70 in his final round of the Saab Wales Open to record a two-stroke victory over Gregory Bourdy and Anders Hansen.

He circled just two birdies all day, the last of which at the par-4 12th hole, and he swallowed a bogey on the drivable par-4 15th, but still managed the lowest score of the six guys within three shots of the lead entering the round. The Swede held the outright lead after 36 and 54 holes, and was the only golfer inside the final top seven without a round in the 60s in the final two rounds. He finished at 9-under 67-67-71-70=275 at Celtic Manor for his second career European Tour victory. Among the other spoils that go with the trophy, the win also secures a return trip to the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in August. He placed T53 at Firestone last year.
Sun, Jun 5, 2011 11:56:00 AM

With John Rollins and Scott Piercy at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee and impractically located to be the first two alternates at the British Open, Sweden's Alexander Noren is now the 1st alternate.

Ross Fisher is the guy most likely to withdraw since his wife could go into labor at any time. Australia's Scott Strange moves up to 2nd alternate.
Wed, Jul 15, 2009 12:09:00 PM