Started the game at age 10, influenced by the fact that his parents both played. Brother, Nicolai, is a scratch golfer. He attended the University of Houston and won two college tournaments.
No relation to his namesake, Soren. However, both made holes-in-one in successive weeks on the European Tour in 1999 and won their first European Tour titles within a month of each other in 2002. They were also World Cup teammates in 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2008.