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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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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

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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

Søren Kjeldsen posted a 1-under-par 34-36=70 in Friday's second round at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, good enough for a share of the lead with five others on 3-under 139.

The Dane mixed three birdies and nine pars over the first 12 holes and looked set to assume the outright lead on his own before swallowing bogeys at the fourth and sixth to drop back into a tie. "Today was very rewarding because I putted really well, which is something I haven't really been doing," said Kjeldsen, who was 7-for-9 in scrambling. "The putter saved me a lot. I still hit the ball really well, but I felt like I kept the score more under control today." With scores of 69 and 70, the 40-year-old is one of just three players to have navigated Royal County Down in under par on both Thursday and Friday. He shares the halfway lead with Tyrrell Hatton, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Chris Wood, Richie Ramsay and Bernd Wiesberger.
May 29 - 6:24 PM

Søren Kjeldsen suffered a walk-off bogey-6 at 18 but a 2-under-par 33-36=69 was enough to secure a share of the clubhouse lead on day one of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

The Dane managed to hit 14 greens in regulation in the cold and blustering conditions at Royal County Down and that paved the way for a rare sub-70 lap on the iconic links. For now he's tied for the lead with England's Danny Willett and Argentine Emiliano Grillo. Kjeldsen started fast with three birdies in his first six holes. He wobbled with bogeys at 9 and 10 but got those shots back at 12 and 16 to climb back to 3-under. He split 9 (of 14) fairways and was 3-for-4 in scrambling, the only time he failed to get up and down coming at the last, the resulting bogey denying him the lead on his own.
May 28 - 9:04 AM

Søren Kjeldsen had more birdies than pars on his card in a first-round 4-under-par 35-33=68 at the Trophee Hassan II.

That count was eight to seven while two bogeys and a double bogey-5 filled out a colourful scorecard. Add it all up though and the Dane currently sits in a tie for fifth place and just three off the pace. Kjeldsen split 10 (of 13) fairways and found 13 greens in regulation. His usually tidy short game was a little off as he went just 2-for-5 in scrambling. Last year, the veteran finished outside the top 100 in the Race to Dubai for the first time since his rookie season in 1998. He's just 2-for-7 on the European Tour in 2015 so today's opener is encouraging.
Mar 26 - 10:25 AM

Soren Kjeldsen posted a 4-under-par 68 in the opening round of the BMW International Open.

Kjeldsen hasn't updated his blog since withdrawing from the U.S. Open, but he's obviously fit enough to play again, finishing two strokes off the clubhouse lead. If he's able to control his ear infection, he could be a sleeper at the British Open.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 10:15:00 AM