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Søren Kjeldsen

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 5/17/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 143

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Local hero Soren Kjeldsen made his move late and signed for a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in round two of the Made in Denmark tournament at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.
At 7-under 135 he's T7 at the midpoint and six shots behind three-stroke leader Bradley Dredge. The Dane, who started at the 10th, looked set to be in for a hugely frustrating day when signing for pars at each of his 11 opening holes. But he finally posted some red at No. 3 and then went birdie-eagle at 5 and 6 to fuel a surge up the leaderboard. For the second day running he piped 11 (of 14) fairways, hit 13 greens in regulation and took 28 putts. His reputation for being neat and tidy around the greens was shown with 5-for-5 scrambling. Kjeldsen was runner-up in this event last year and will be pushing hard this weekend to go one better and delight home fans and, indeed, fantasy managers as he was a hugely popular pick. Aug 26 - 1:00 PM

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Soren Kjeldsen will be looking to continue his fine form in big events this year at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The diminutive Dane has racked up a T7 at The Masters and T9 in the Open Championship during a year of solid golf in the big events. Furthermore, he is a remarkable 25-for-28 since last September. There are plenty of reasons to expect a solid week again, but maybe not a stellar one. His experience on paspalum greens includes being 5-for-5 at Kuala Lumpur GC in Malaysia, but without once making the top ten. And on the Gil Hanse-designed Castle Stuart he has finished: T21-T31-T5-T42.
Aug 9 - 8:10 AM

Soren Kjeldsen brings his A game to Springfield, New Jersey for the 2016 PGA Championship.

The Dane rediscovered the winning touch last year at the Irish Open, after a six year barren run, and this term he has upped his major game, contending in both the Masters (eventually T7) and the Open Championship (T9). He was T6 in this event at Hazeltine back in 2009, his best major performance to date and only top ten prior to this season’s success. With an arrow straight driver and polished short game, he might find Baltusrol to his liking; he’s surely never been as confident about his game as he ought to be right now. If finding the fairways matters this week, note that he has ranked top 6 for Driving Accuracy at the Masters, the Players, the Memorial and the Open Championship in recent months.
Jul 26 - 7:11 AM

Søren Kjeldsen closed out his week inside the top 10 at The 145th Open following a 1-over-par 37-35=72 in the final round, posting a 2-under 282 on the week.

The 41-year-old Dane continued his assault on Royal Troon Golf Club's fairways, striping 42-of-56 on the week, bested by only Emiliano Grillo and Russell Knox. Despite hitting 14 greens in regulation, he circled just one birdie in the closing 18, taking 32 swiped with the putter. Even with a cold putter in round four, Kjeldsen will collect his second top 10 in a major this season (T7, Masters). This also becomes his best finish in an Open Championship, previously a T27 during the 2009 edition.
Jul 17 - 1:19 PM

Søren Kjeldsen had a roller-coaster ride around Royal Troon en route to a 4-over-par 36-39=75 during day three of The 145th Open, posting 3-under 210 to find himself at T6 on the leaderboard.

The Dane gave fans an up-and-down day of cheering. He traded three birdies with two bogeys over his first seven holes to reach third place on the leaderboard. From there, it was a straight free-fall as he bogeyed the Postage Stamp, doubled the par-4 10th and added three more bogeys at Nos. 11, 13, and 14. All was not lost, though, as he circled a birdie at the par-5 16th hole to end on a positive. It was all about approach play today, as he landed just nine greens despite splitting 10 (of 14) fairways. Even with this setback, Kjeldsen will enter the finale at T6, just three back from third place, and nine off the leader Henrik Stenson.
Jul 16 - 2:24 PM

Søren Kjeldsen plodded his way around Royal Troon Golf Course en route to a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-34=68 during round two of The 145th Open, reaching 7-under 135 on the week, good for T2 at the moment on the live leaderboard.

World No. 50 split just eight fairways today, but any long-term followers of Kjeldsen know how accurate he is off the tee, so those "missed fairways" were likely just off the short stuff with manageable lies. From there, he landed 13 greens and scrambled his way to success five times. He splashed in three birdies along the way including two from long distance, easily outside 20 feet. The Dane has posted the first blemish-free round of the day, and fourth of the week. Depending on how the weather turns, this may end up as the only bogey-free navigation in round two. Kjeldsen's history at The Open is nothing to write home about with zero top 25s in seven trips, so it will be interesting to see how he closes out the weekend here at Royal Troon.
Jul 15 - 7:17 AM

Soren Kjeldsen kick-started his week at The 145th Open by signing a 4-under-par 33-34=67, placing him one off the early pace set by Patrick Reed with play still in progress.

The Dane showcased his accuracy off the tee, missing just one (of 14) fairways. From there he found a disappointing 10 greens in regulation, but his short game certainly picked up the slack. He needed just 23 putts on the day and sprinkled just two bogeys throughout the round. Kjedlsen is making his eighth appearance at The Open and still searching for his first top 25 (T27, 2009 Open).
Jul 14 - 12:39 PM

Soren Kjeldsen finished T7 in the Masters earlier this season and will hope to thrive again in the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon.

On a course considered too long for him, that top 10 at Augusta National was a notable achievement and, in theory, the relatively short yardage of Troon should be a better fit. The little Dane has already shown his prowess on links courses by winning last year's Irish Open at Royal County Down. In this tournament, Kjeldsen has a best of T27 at Turnberry in 2009 and it's a slight surprise to see that he's missed four of seven cuts. For his debut at Royal Troon, he'll play alongside fellow Dane Lasse Jensen and American Bill Haas in the first two rounds. They go off at 12:42 local time on Thursday.
Jul 12 - 6:55 AM

Soren Kjeldsen twirled an 8-under-par 32-32=64 in today's third round of the Memorial to post 12-under 204, good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead and tying the low round of the week with two others. UPDATE: With play completed, Kjeldsen is in a three-way T8, two back of a trio of 54-hole co-leaders.

The last two Memorial champs won their maiden PGA TOUR titles at Muirfield Village. The Dane is trying to make it three. He arrived off T43 (PLAYERS), T19 in Ireland and a MC last week in England. The 43rd-ranked player in the world began R3 on 4-under (T43) after opening in 71-69, eight back of 36-hole co-leaders Brendan Steele and Matt Kuchar. He split 13 (of 14) fairways for a second time and currently leads in that stat at 90.48 percent (38/42). The 41-year-old squared a lone bogey at the par-4 17th but erased it with nine birdies, including two from greater than 38 feet. In total, he made 175 feet of putts in R3, capping with a 13'3" walk-off birdie at the last. His 64 is a career low on TOUR in 99 laps (previously 66 four times).
Jun 4 - 2:01 PM

Søren Kjeldsen won last year's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down and will attempt to win it again at the K Club this week.

In gusting winds 12 months ago, the Dane let a two-shot overnight lead slip but came through a play-off against England’s Eddie Pepperell and Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger to secure his first European Tour win since 2009. His previous best in the event was T6 at Fota Island in 2002 while he also made the top 20 when T18 at Carton House in 2013. The tournament moves to the K Club this year and he knows the course well having contested six European Opens there although his best was a modest T25 in 2000. Kjeldsen is 11th on the Race to Dubai this season thanks mainly to an impressive T7 at the Masters last month. He followed that with T4 in the Open de Espana while he took T43 in The PLAYERS Championship on Sunday.
May 17 - 6:51 PM

Soren Kjeldsen maintained the good form displayed by last week's top ten at Augusta National in finishing T4 at the Open de Espana, ending the week with a fine 3-under-par 32-36=68 to post 4-over 288.

The Dane has now finished T2-1-T2-T49-T4 in his last five starts at the southern Spanish venue - so you have to believe that he hopes it will once again become a permanent fixture on the schedule. He may have encountered jet lag early in the week, but on Sunday he raced through the field. On the front nine he circled red at 4, 6, 8 and 9. Bogies on 5 and 13 were a setback but a final birdie on 17 clinched the top five finish, thanks largely to just 27 putts. He was ultimately left three strokes off the winning total of 285 set by Andrew Johnston.
Apr 17 - 10:02 AM

World No. 44 Soren Kjeldsen crafted a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in the final round of the Masters for a 72-hole total of even-par 288, up one on the leaderboard to a three-way T7 and securing him an invite to next year's Masters.

The 40-year-old, a pre-tourney 400/1 outright, didn't win, but his T7 gets him back for a fourth chance and easily supplants his previous best of T30 in his last appearance in 2010. It's also just his second top 10 in 18 major appearances, joining-up with a T6 at the 2009 PGA Championship. Kjeldsen began Sunday's play on 1-over (T8), four in arrears to 54-hole leader Jordan Spieth. He split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation registering a tidy 1.61 putts per GIR and remarkably, suffered his first three-putt of the tourney from a mere five feet on the par-3 16th. The Dane's totals for the week were 13 birdies, four in R4, including a walk-off from 8'0", and 13 bogeys (three in R4).
Apr 10 - 9:12 PM

Søren Kjeldsen steadied a 2-over-par 36-38=74 during the third round of the 80th Masters to remain in contention at 1-over 217.

The Dane gave away two strokes early with bogeys at the par-4 first and the par-5 second holes. The latter one stinging a bit more, considering it's one of the few birdie holes on the course this week. His putter remained dormant as he whiffed on a seven-foot birdie attempt at the par-4 fifth. Kjeldsen did tack on a pair of birdie on Nos. 6 and 8, totaling just 10 feet of total putts made on those two circles. The putter finally made a splash on the par-5 13th hole when he fired in a 35-footer for birdie. Despite the overall poor putting performance, Kjeldsen signed for a 74 in very difficult, windy conditions. Missing the cut in his last four major championship appearances, he's already well ahead of expectations.
Apr 9 - 8:38 PM

World No. 44 Soren Kjeldsen signed for a 2-over-par 37-37=74 after the second round of the Masters for a two-day tally of 1-under 143, currently T7 on the leaderboard.

This is the Dane's third Masters and first since a T30 in 2010 (70-71-75-75), also missing the cut in 2009. He striped 12 (of 14) fairways with an average driving distance of 259 yards, and thru two days has hit 82 percent (23/28). The 40-year-old, who finished 15th in the final Race to Dubai standings last year, hit 14 greens in regulation and posted a pedestrian 1.83 putts per GIR. After circling five on the card in R1, he mustered just one on Friday at the par-5 second, overshadowed by bogeys on Nos. 4, 9 and 18, two of those on failed sand saves, including on the finishing hole.
Apr 8 - 3:57 PM

Søren Kjeldsen opened his week at Augusta National Golf Club with a 3-under-par 37-32=69 to sit three stroke off the current pace set by Jordan Spieth.

The Dane was not sharp to open the round, relying on a pair of par-savers from outside nine feet to remain bogey-free through five holes. The putter couldn't save him over the next two holes as he dropped a shot on each. From there, he bounced back with a seven-foot birdie roll on the par-5 eighth hole and the rest is history as he cruised on the inward nine. Kjeldsen dialed it in from downtown yet again, rolling in a 15-foot birdie splash on the par-3 12th to kick-start his back nine. The Dane added three more circles coming in to close out in style. Kjeldsen is making his first Masters appearance since 2010 (T30) and is just 1-for-2 overall in his career here.
Apr 7 - 7:44 PM