WORLD CLASS ATHLETE
In short, Søren Kjeldsen is a Danish Pro Golfer, who consistently and for almost two decades has been part of a select group of players belonging to the world’s elite.
Søren turned Pro back in 1995, qualified for the European Tour via the Challenge Tour in 1997 and has been part of the Tour ever since. In 2017 Søren is also a member of the American PGA Tour.
The dedicated Dane’s breakthrough came in 2003, when he recorded his maiden European Tour victory at Gleneagles.
Five years later in 2008, Søren again found his winning ways. At The Volvo Masters he picked up the biggest win of his career so far, when he outsmarted a strong group of contenders counting German Martin Kaymer, Briton Lee Westwood and home crowd favorite Sergio Garcia amongst others at Club de Golf Valderrama leading the tournament wire-to-wire.
Again in 2009, Søren won, this time the Open de Andalucía in a year that also saw him climb to 31st in the OWGR, his best world ranking so far. A fourth European Tour-title was added in 2015, when Søren secured the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation with a birdie on the first hole in a three way playoff. In 2016 Søren won again at the World Cup of Golf. The Tournament was played on Australian soil, Kingston Heath Golf Club outside Melbourne together with his college and good friend Thorbjørn Olesen and they finished with 6 birdies on the last 9 holes to win the trophy.
Outside of his four victories, the Dane converted his more than 500 tournaments on the European Tour to 16 top three finishes and 46 top ten finishes (August 2016).
Søren has bagged top ten finishes in three out of four majors (T7 - US Masters 2016, T9 British Open 2016 and T6 US PGA Championship 2009). He also played in five World Cups, The Seve Trophy 2009 and was part of the winning team in Royal Trophy 2010 and EURASIA CUP 2016.
A COMPETITIVE MIND
Søren's competitive mindset comes from his upbringing. As he notes, commitment and hard work were core values in his family.
His brother and sister, who both played the game, introduced him to golf at an early age. As such, sibling rivalry was a major force in Søren's early years.
What drove Søren towards professional golf was going to the movies with his brother to watch the official movies of the majors. And his destiny became even clearer, when he – representing the Danish Junior Golf team at a tournament in France – got to visit the French Open and ended up walking all 18 holes of the final round with Nick Faldo.
PROUD FAMILY MAN
Nothing brings more inspiration and joy to Søren than his three kids and wife Charlotte, who often follow Søren all over the World. So away from competitive golf Søren spends all his spare time with his family, often playing a round of golf with his boys.