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Søren Kjeldsen |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 5/17/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 143
College: Denmark

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The top 20 in the final Race to Dubai standings earned exemptions into the 2016 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship.
Fifteen of the 20 were not yet exempt into the limited field, no-cut, cash-and-points grab at Trump National Doral on March 3-6. Søren Kjeldsen placed 15th to secure his fifth appearance but first since 2010. Today's other qualifiers (with R2D finish in parentheses): Danny Willett (2nd); Branden Grace (3rd); Shane Lowry (5th); Byeong-Hun An (7th); Andy Sullivan (8th); Bernd Wiesberger (9th); Thongchai Jaidee (10th); Victor Dubuisson (11th); Matt Fitzpatrick (12th); Kiradech Aphibarnrat (13th); Kristoffer Broberg (14th); Chris Wood (17th); Ross Fisher (19th); Anirban Lahiri (20th). Nov 22 - 12:35 PM

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Søren Kjeldsen stalled on the back nine and finished joint runner-up in the British Masters at Woburn with a 2-under-par 32-37=69.

The Dane, who captured May's Irish Open, looked good for his second win of the season when shooting four birdies against a single bogey on the Marquess' course's front nine. But a 1-over 37 coming home wasn't good enough and he finished two shots behind Matt Fitzpatrick and level with Shane Lowry and Fabrizio Zanotti in tied second on 13-under 271. Kjeldsen hit 17 greens in regulation in both weekend rounds but took 34 putts in each and ultimately that cost him. He also missed just one GIR on Thursday but needed just 29 putts in his opening 65. However, he remains a golden goose for fantasy managers and his result in England this week follows back-to-back top 10s in Scotland and Germany.
Oct 11 - 1:34 PM

With a 3-under-par 36-32=68 in Friday's second round, Søren Kjeldsen moved into a tie for the lead at the British Masters in England.

The Dane shares top spot with Matt Fitzpatrick on 9-under 133 after a lap of the Marquess course at Woburn which featured five birdies and two bogeys. Kjelden started out with six pars before dropping a shot at 16 but got it back with a birdie-2 at the next. On his second nine, he pressed the accelerator with further gains at 1, 3, 5 and 6 while also swallowing a bogey at 2. The 40-year-old is playing in his 26th event of the season but is happy to keep the engine ticking over. "When you play nicely you just want to keep going. I've always enjoyed playing a lot," said Kjeldsen, who is coming off back-to-back top 10s. "I know a lot of guys take a lot of time off but I love the competition, I love to be out there, I feel that's why I improve so I've always had the strategy of playing a lot." Kjeldsen split 11 (of 14) fairways for the second day running while he hit 14 greens in regulation in round two and was 3-for-4 in scrambling.
Oct 9 - 9:28 AM

Søren Kjeldsen hung up a 6-under-par 33-32=65 in his opening round at the British Masters in England, good enough for a tie of second place.

And so it goes on. The little Dane is barely off a leaderboard these days and, following another pair of top 10s in the last fortnight, he's on target for another after a bright start on the Marquess course at Woburn. Kjeldsen set the tone with a birdie-birdie start and added another three in succession at 18, 1 and 2. He posted a final par breaker at 7 and eventually settled just a shot behind leader Matt Fitzpatrick. The 40-year-old missed just a single green in regulation after splitting 11 (of 14) fairways. To highlight the turnaround in his game, Kjeldsen is now 65-under in his last 13 events having been 25-over in his previous 13.
Oct 8 - 2:45 PM

Søren Kjeldsen toured Kingsbarns in 7-under-par 31-34=65 to post the early clubhouse lead on day one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

The Dane, who won the Irish Open at Royal County Down earlier this year, again showed his liking for links golf with a bogey-free lap of the par 72 -- one of three courses being used over the first three days. Under blue skies and a noticeable lack of wind, Kjeldsen started with a pair of pars at 10 and 11 and then reeled off five birdies in his next seven holes to turn in 31. He picked up a further shot at 3 and added a walk-off birdie at 9 to set the early target. His best previous finish in this event is T8 in 2006.
Oct 1 - 9:51 AM

Søren Kjeldsen conjured up a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in Friday's second round at the KLM Open to assume the clubhouse lead at 12-under 128.

The little Dane is in his element this week on the short, windy Kennemer track and moved into top spot -- a shot clear of Wade Ormsby -- with a bogey-free morning round. Starting at 10, he circled birdies at 13 and 18 and picked up further shots at 2, 3, 6 and 7. The 40-year-old split 8 (of 13) fairways, hit 15 greens in regulation and was 3-for-3 in scrambling. "It feels sweet," Kjeldsen told the press after his second straight 64. "It was really good yesterday, and you guys always talk about how it’s hard to follow a good round with another one, and I suppose the statistics show that it is. I didn’t really have a number in mind or anything. I just kept playing my game and I managed to roll in a few putts again which was nice." Kjeldsen is unlikely to go away anytime soon. He's held the halfway lead four times in his European Tour career and gone on to claim victory in three of them.
Sep 11 - 9:26 AM

Søren Kjeldsen conjured up a five-under-par 34-32=66 in his opening round at the Made In Denmark.

The local hero, who is one of the favorites for victory in his home-soil tournament, didn't disappoint and circled seven birdies against two bogeys. The highlight came at the 16th where Danish flags were handed out to the huge crowds surrounding the green to celebrate Kjeldsen reaching 500 European Tour appearances last week. He responded by putting his tee shot to two feet and tapping in for an easy birdie. The Dane added more at 15, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8 whilst squaring bogeys at 13 and 9. The 66, which saw him split 9 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, puts him three shots behind early leader David Horsey.
Aug 20 - 9:01 AM

Søren Kjeldsen submitted a 4-under-par 34-32=66 for his final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

The Dane capitalized on only 11 greens in regulation at Firestone today, connecting on seven occasions for birdies, all on par 4s. Four of the par breakers disappeared from outside 10 feet, the longest from 21'2" at No. 8. He also scattered three bogeys before posting 3-under 277, one stroke outside the top 10 on the leaderboard. Kjeldsen couldn't ask for a better way to pivot to this week's PGA Championship. He hasn't competed in the major since missing the cut the last time Whistling Straits hosted in 2010.
Aug 9 - 4:02 PM

Søren Kjeldsen manufactured a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in today's opening round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

When you find only six (of 14) fairways and nine greens in regulation, anything under par is like stealing. To wit, the Dane traded four birdies with three bogeys to turn the trick. His longest birdie taped off at 29'2" at the par-4 13th hole, but he still needed par tries to drop from 10-11 feet at Nos. 1 and 4. He signed his card sitting just one stroke off the early clubhouse lead. Given the level of this week's challenge, Kjeldsen has to be over the moon with today's score in what begins his second appearance at Firestone (T68, 2009).
Aug 6 - 2:07 PM

Søren Kjeldsen will tee it up in the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational for the first time since 2009.

Victory in June's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open secured a return to Firestone Country Club for the Dane and he'll hope to make a better impression six years on after finishing T68 in his only other appearance. Kjeldsen followed that win at Royal County Down with a second place in the following week's Nordea Masters in Sweden. He also banked T15 in the Open de France at the start of July but only survived two rounds at the Open Championship on his last start. The 40-year-old's lack of length off the tee suggests he'll find this a tough test.
Aug 4 - 6:29 PM

Søren Kjeldsen has enjoyed plenty of good results at Le Golf National and returns there for this week's Alstom Open de France.

The Dane has been rejuvenated on the European Tour this year with five top 20s in his last eight starts, that run including a victory in the Irish Open and a second place at the Nordea Masters. While he's struggled for much of the last few years, Kjeldsen has continued to enjoy his trips to this venue and has finished T26 or better in eight of his last 10 visits. That includes top 10s in 2008, 2012 and 2013. He's currently slotted in at T17 on the Race To Dubai.
Jul 1 - 7:28 AM

Last week's Irish Open winner Søren Kjeldsen authored a 1-under-par 37-34=71 to finish runner-up at the Nordea Masters on 8-under 280.

In truth, the Dane never looked like reeling in eventual four-shot winner Alex Noren but another gutsy display in windy conditions lifted him up to solo second. Kjeldsen tried to up the pressure on the back nine with birdies at 11, 14 and 18 against a single bogey at 16 but it wasn't enough. Ultimately, he started too slowly on Sunday with eight pars and a bogey on the front nine which allowed Noren to build too big a lead. Kjeldsen will hardly have too many regrets, though, after a golden fortnight on the European Tour where he's re-established himself following a six-year win drought. Today, he split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation and gamers should now keep an eye on him when scoring is tough and the forecast shows plenty of wind.
Jun 7 - 11:23 AM

Last week's Irish Open winner Søren Kjeldsen is in place to score back-to-back European Tour wins after a strong performance in round three at the Nordea Masters.

The in-form Dane crafted a 4-under-par 33-35=68 to reach 7-under 209 and that's only four swings behind clubhouse leader Alex Noren. Just as relevant, there are just three other players above him as the third day at PGA Sweden National comes to a close. Kjeldsen made his move early with birdies at 1, 3, 5 and 6 before running up a bogey-6 at 8 to halt his momentum. He was steady after that but found a walk-off birdie at 18 to set up the chance of two titles in two weeks after failing to win any in the previous six years.
Jun 6 - 1:06 PM

Søren Kjeldsen did it the hard way, enduring a final-round 5-over-par 39-37=76 at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open before beating Eddie Pepperell and Bernd Wiesberger at the first extra hole.

Two clear at start of play, the Dane lost his lead with bogeys at the opening two holes and slipped further with a double bogey-6 at the 8th. He steadied the ship with a birdie at 12 and with everyone struggling around him in the strong winds at Royal County Down, the 40-year-old needed a pair of closing pars to take victory. He wobbled with a three-putt at 17 to drop back into a tie and fluffed a chip over the green at the par-5 18th and had to get up and down just to make the playoff mark of 2-under 282 set earlier by Pepperell and Wiesberger. Credit to him in the playoff, though, as he found the green with his second and two-putted for a winning birdie to capture his first European Tour title since the 2009 Open de Andalucia de Golf in Spain. Kjeldsen is now exempt into the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in August.
May 31 - 1:05 PM

Overnight co-leader Søren Kjeldsen turned in a 4-under-par 32-35=67 for his third round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and owns a two-stroke lead over Maximillian Kieffer and fellow 36-hole co-leader Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

Kjeldsen was one of six atop the leaderboard at the midpoint. He opened with a birdie at the par-5 first and circled another five through 13 holes. He was maintaining the only blemish-free card until squaring a bogey at the par-4 17th. He then closed with a bogey-6 at 18 that yielded only two birdies among 68 golfers that came through today. The Dane celebrated his 40th birthday on May 17. He's a three-time winner on the European Tour but not since 2009. One of the perks for winning this week's test at Royal County Down Golf Club in Northern Ireland is a berth into the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in early August. While Kjeldsen still has a long way to go to secure the tee time at Firestone, that he's in position to achieve it is a surprise. Despite improving form of late, he started the week slotted 303rd in the Official World Golf Ranking.
May 30 - 12:31 PM