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Anders Hansen

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (47) / 9/16/1970
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 165

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Veteran Dane Anders Hansen's short-lived retirement is over - he finished T2 at European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage following a final round of 5-under-par 31-35=66, good for a total of 19-under 409 at Lumine Golf Club in Tarragona, Spain.
The 47-year-old is a three-time winner on the European Tour and first played a full season back in 1996, but at the end of 2015 he gave up on tour life. However he played five times in 2016 and seven times this season, picking up a top ten in both campaigns, rediscovering the hunger for competition. He opened the week with two rounds of 71, but then hit 69-67-65. He was now in touch of a card and made sure of it in the sixth and final lap. He made a host of birdies up to the 13th (at 2, 5, 7, 8, 11 and 13) but was briefly rocked by a pair of bogeys at 14 and 17. A final hole birdie clinched the top ten finish (and ultimately T2) - with it a good category for next year. He was eight back of winner Sam Horsfield. Thu, Nov 16, 2017 10:38:00 AM

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Anders Hansen carded a bogey-free round of 3-under-par 32-36=68 which briefly threatened to be enough to win the Portugal Masters before he finished T3 on 21-under 263.

Twelve months ago the Dane left Victoria Clube de Golfe believing he had played his final round on the European Tour, but he couldn't keep away and made five starts this term. Remarkably, early in the final round, after he had made three birdies in three holes at 4, 5 and 6, it looked like the part-timer might even claim the title. But thereafter he was becalmed and could only add 12 straight pars whilst two of his nearest rivals, the eventual winner Padraig Harrington and Andy Sullivan, passed him. Nonetheless it was an extraordinary effort by the three-time European Tour winner and he played the entire weekend without making bogey. In fact his only errors all week came on the same hole: when he made bogey-5 at the 7th in rounds one and two.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 01:55:00 PM

Anders Hansen torched Victoria Clube de Golfe with a third round of 9-under-par 32-30=62 which gave him a Portugal Masters 54-hole total of 18-under 195 and a share of the tournament lead alongside Mikko Korhonen, one shot clear of Padraig Harrington.

The semi-retired 46-year-old is making only his fifth start of the season and having briefly featured on the leaderboard at the BMW International Open and Open de France he now finds himself genuinely in contention after a superb lap of the Arnold Palmer design in Vilamoura. His front nine included three birdies at 1, 2 and 5, but the back nine was an explosion of par breakers and they all came in bursts: 11 and 12, then 14 and 15, before finally mopping up at 17 and 18. It was close to being better than that after his approach to the par-4 15th span back and very nearly found the hole before he closed out by draining a 20'0" birdie effort. A two-time winner of the BMW PGA Championship his only other victory, and most recent, was the 2009 Joburg Open. Sunday's final lap will be his 1,500th round on the European Tour and Saturday represented only his second 62 in all that time. "I didn't really have a strategy," he said afterwards. "Just try to enjoy it."
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 01:00:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 07:49:00 AM

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