Here are 13 things you may not have known about the Swede

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Alex Noren

Alex Noren has had immense success on the European Tour winning 10 titles. One of the best players on the European Tour for the last couple of seasons, Noren had a very good year in 2018 winning both the HNA Open de France and Ryder Cup on Le Golf National. However he has often struggled to translate his form into the Majors but he will be looking to rectify that at Augusta National in the coming weeks.

Here are 13 things you may not have known about him…

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Alex Noren

1. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden

2. He has won 10 European Tour titles, one less than compatriots Henrik Stenson and Robert Karlsson

3. He made his first hole in one aged 12

4. Married his wife Jennifer in 2017. The pair have a daughter named Iris

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5. He turned pro in 2005

6. He played golf for Oklahoma State University and got a degree in Business Marketing. He played alongside Hunter Mahan at Oklahoma

7. He cites his interests as football and cars

8. If he wasn’t a golfer, he would want to be a Formula 1 driver

9. He is renowned as one of the hardest workers on the European Tour – See his hands after a practice session below:

10. He is affiliated with Ulnna GC near Stockholm, which top 100 courses rank at the 5th best course in Sweden

11. He has won over $20m in his career with his biggest win coming at the 2017 BMW PGA Championship where he shot 62 on the final day to win by two.

12. He used Ping equipment in his early days as a pro before moving to Callaway in 2009

13. His maiden European Tour title came at the 2009 European Masters which he won again in 2016

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