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Anders Hansen

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (46) / 9/16/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 165

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Anders Hansen is officially retired from tour golf but for the second week in a row finds himself in contention at halfway after a second round 3-under-par 36-32=68 at the 100th Open de France.
Last week in Germany the Dane was exactly T10 after 36 holes before slipping back to T56, this week he signed his card on 4-under 138 which was good enough for T4 as headed to lunch. It was a position that was unheralded early in the round, as he posted 10 straight pars. But it all turned round in smart fashion with 3 birdies in 4 holes from the 11th. He then played flawlessly to the clubhouse to complete the 68. He missed just 2 greens in regulation all day and was 2-for-2 in scramling. He has 8 career top 20 finishes in the Open de France from 17 starts, with a best of T3 in 2002. Jul 1 - 7:49 AM

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Anders Hansen shot his lowest round since January thanks to a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in his opening round at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

The Dane birdied 8, 9, 12 and 15 and looked set to take sole possession of the clubhouse lead until he bogeyed the last to tie playing partner John Parry. Hansen is a regular visitor to this event and this is the fourth time he's opened with a 67. He hasn't turned those promising starts into good finishes, however, and a T9 in 2012 when he posted a first-round 68 is his only top 20. With three missed cuts in his last four starts, this is a welcome chance for the three-time European Tour winner to bank a decent finish having not made the top 20 since a T19 at January's Qatar Masters.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 08:26:00 AM

Anders Hansen is a two-time winner of the BMW PGA Championship and returns to England for another crack.

The Dane won this tournament in both 2002 and 2007 and, despite dips in form and injury problems since, he's cashed in six of the last seven years at Wentworth. Hansen returned after a three-month break (two planned, third because of family illness) to contest last week's Open de Espana but shot 74-78 to miss the cut. He'll hope a return to the scene of his two greatest European Tour wins will spark another profitable week and improve his current Race to Dubai position of 102nd.
Wed, May 20, 2015 07:07:00 AM

Anders Hansen provided further evidence of his return to form with a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the first round of the Maybank Malaysian Open.

Starting with pars at 10 and 11, he overcame a bogey at 12 by circling birdies at 14, 17 and 18 to turn in 34 and matched that coming home with par breakers at five and eight. Hansen hit 10 of 14 fairways and 13 greens in regulation while he was 4-for-5 in scrambling. The Dane finished 92nd in the Race To Dubai last year -- his worst finish since 1999 -- although a wrist injury at the start of the year restricted him to just 15 starts. He's 4-for-4 so far in 2015 and on the Gulf Swing finished T26 in Abu Dhabi, T19 in Qatar and T32 in Dubai.
Thu, Feb 5, 2015 07:14:00 AM

Anders Hansen authored a 6-under-par 34-32=66 on day one of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic to sit inside the top 10.

His fast start won't come as a surprise to those who have kept a close eye on the Dane. He's quietly finished T26 in Abu Dhabi and T19 in Qatar on the first two legs of the Gulf Swing and can also boast course form at the Emirates having finished runner-up in 2011. He went bogey free on Thursday although he had to stay patient. The 44-year-old managed just one par breaker on the front nine but got his eye in on the back and circled birdies at 10, 11, 13, 17 and 18.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 08:18:00 AM

Anders Hansen is a former runner-up at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and is rounding into some good form again ahead of his latest appearance.

The Dane has improved his finish in each of his three starts in 2015. He was T46 in the South African Open, T26 in Abu Dhabi and T19 in last week's Qatar Masters. His second place at this venue came in 2011 while he was also fourth in 2006. The 44-year-old has hit the heights during his long career on the European Tour, twice winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, and looks to be playing well again after returning in April 2014 from a six-month absence due to wrist surgery.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Anders Hansen is in the field at the PGA Championship, meaning he will play in every major this year.

The Dane posted a T24 at the Masters before missing the cut in both Opens. While he has racked up his share of missed cuts of late, he sprinkled in T11s at the Scottish Open and Open de France.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 11:02:00 PM

Anders Hansen will test out Olympic Club in the 2012 U.S. Open.

Hansen tested the waters in the U.S. leading up to the Masters, where he finished T24. He finished T17 at the Accenture Match Play, followed by a T29 at Doral and a missed cut at the Shell Houston Open. His lone U.S. Open experience came when he posted a T55 in 2007 at Oakmont.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 10:06:00 PM

Anders Hansen posted his lowest career round in four trips to Augusta National with a final-round 4-under-par 37-31=68 at the Masters.

In his previous three visits to Augusta National, he did not find a tee time on the weekend. In his final round, he circled seven birdies, but offset those with three bogeys. He managed to hit 83.9 percent of his fairways for the week, but also had to deal with five three putts. He is not scheduled to compete in the RBC Heritage.
Sun, Apr 8, 2012 02:49:00 PM

Anders Hansen signed for a 5-over-par 38-39=77 following his opening round of the Shell Houston Open.

The Dane completed his opener on Thursday. He split 12 (of 14) fairways but went 0-for-13 in birdie opportunities, instead swallowing three bogeys and a double. He incurred three penalties during his round as well, including two at the par-5 seventh where he rinsed his drive, dropped and then sent his approach into the water along the right side of the hole. Surviving the cut is unlikely at this point, so expect him to work on his game in preparation for next week's Masters.
Fri, Mar 30, 2012 10:59:00 AM

Anders Hansen will be looking to replicate an effort similar to his 2011 third place tie at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship this week at Doral.

Hansen has been a cut-making machine on the European Tour. He also managed a third place finish in the 2011 PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club. Hansen has a knack for showing up on high profile leaderboards, so don't be shocked if he makes a little noise this week.
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 09:18:00 PM

Anders Hansen dismissed K.T. Kim 5 and 3 in the Player Bracket in the opening round of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

To give you an idea of how the vagaries of match play can throw a curveball, Hansen shot even par and won seven holes. He started par-birdie, good enough for a 2-up advantage after two. He was 1 up through 10 and then stepped on Kim's throat with wins at 11, 12 and 13 before a concession at 15 ended the match. This is just the second time in six appearances that Hansen has advanced to the second round. Tomorrow's opponent will be the winner of Rory McIlroy v. George Coetzee.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 07:00:00 PM

Anders Hansen is 3-under-par 68-69=137 at the midpoint of the PGA Championship, good for early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Hansen is the first to sign for two rounds in the 60s at Atlanta Athletic Club's Highlands Course. He's circled four birdies in each round, but just one on a par 5. The Dane has had four runner-up finishes worldwide in the last nine months, but has never had a top 10 in 20 previous starts in major championships. He made news in June for opting not to tee it up at Congressional for the U.S. Open, instead opting to rest and spend time with his family in advance of what was four straight starts on the European Tour.
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 01:22:00 PM

A report at GolfOnline.DK states that Anders Hansen has chosen to rest for two weeks before resuming his full schedule on the European Tour.

The Dane qualified for next week's U.S. Open, but will not be competing. According to his agent, Karsten Aabrink, and translating from the website, Hansen will be in Munich the following week (June 23) for the BMW International Open, and then Paris for the Alstom Open de France on June 30. Reports of an injury are unfounded as Hansen is merely balancing his schedule as he sees fit.
Wed, Jun 8, 2011 04:23:00 PM

Anders Hansen has qualified for the Masters for ranking inside the top 50 of the latest Official World Golf Rankings.

Hansen is currently 42nd in the OWGR. He's the only golfer inside the top 50 that needed the special exemption awarded following this weekend's slate of five tournaments worldwide to earn a tee time at the season's first major. The Dane ended 2010 ranked 70th in the world, but cashed in five of six starts, including a T2 in Dubai and T3 at Doral. He has an 0-for-2 record at Augusta National.
Sun, Mar 27, 2011 08:01:00 PM