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International Victories (5)
Additional Victories (1)
CURRENT YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
Made the cut in 10 of 12 PGA TOUR starts, with season highlighted by top-10 finishes at the Masters (T7) and The Open Championship (T9). In addition to his top-10 finishes in two major championships, recorded additional top-10s on the European Tour at the Real Club Valderrama Open (T4) and Omega Dubai Desert Classic (T8).
Played in two major championships for the first time since 2010. Missed the cut at both The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. Made his 500th European Tour start at the Made in Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort, becoming the first native of Denmark to reach that distinction. Only took him 18 years, 6 months to arrive at the milestone, bettered only by Peter Baker.
Had only one top-10 finish during the European Tour season, a T3 at the Real Czech Masters in August. Completed the year 108th on the Order of Merit. In the Czech Republic, fired rounds of 68-70-68-71 to end the event tied with Merrick Bremner, three shots behind winner Jamie Donaldson. Mustered two other top-25s, at his hometown event the Made in Denmark (T15) and at the Alstom Open de France (T18).
Finished T6 at the PGA Championship for his career-best PGA TOUR finish. Also won for the second consecutive year on the European Tour, capturing the Open de Andalucia in late March. Teamed with countryman Soren Hansen in the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup in November.
Captured the European Tour's season-ending Volvo Masters by two strokes over England's Anthony Wall and Germany's Martin Kaymer at Valderrama, Spain. It was his second career European Tour victory and pushed him into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Completed the season with a playoff loss to Justin Rose at the Volvo Masters at Valderrama. Bogeyed the 18th hole to fall into the playoff with Rose and Graeme McDowell. Also finished second at the BMW Asian Open and T2 at the Celtic Manor Wales Open on the European Tour.
Recorded three top-10 finishes in his last four events to place 36th on the Order of Merit. Hot streak began in September at the Omega European Masters (T4).
Made 21 cuts out of 27 events, including two top-10s. In March, finished T9 at Dubai Desert Classic in United Arab Emirates with an 11-under-par 277.
Ended 44th on the Order of Merit. First European Tour top-10 came at the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe (T5) in May. Improved his season with two top-25s, at the BMW International Open (T11), Volvo Masters Andalucia (T25).
Won his first European Tour event, The Diageo Championship at Gleneagles. Opened with a 72 and was two strokes behind a trio of players following the first 18 holes. Took the 36-hole lead after shooting a 68, to lead Paul Broadhurst by a shot. Took control of the tournament with a 67 that widened his advantage to five shots over Broadhurst and Alastair Forsyth. Shot his second 70 of the week on the last day but coasted to a two-shot triumph over Forsyth.
On the European Tour, recorded three top-10s and eight top-25s. Finished T6 at the Murphy's Irish Open in June.
Continued solid European Tour play, with 19 made cuts in 30 events. Shot a final-round 65 at the Deutsche Bank Open-SAP Open TPC of Europe in Heidelberg for a T3. Turned in a 17-under 271 at the Golf Club St. Leon-Rot to finish five strokes behind champion Tiger Woods.
Played 25 European Tour events, with two top-10s and six top-25 finishes. Enjoyed early success in March at the Qatar Masters, with a T7.
Qualified for the European Tour through the Challenge Tour, missing just seven cuts in 25 starts.