Thomas Bjorn

    Thomas Bjorn

    Height: 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)

    Weight: 88 kg (194 lb; 13.9 st)

    Birthdate: 18 February 1971

    College: –

    Year turned pro: 1993

    Birthplace: Silkeborg, Denmark

    Country: Denmark

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    Born in Silkeborg, Denmark, in 1971, Bjorn began playing golf professionally in 1993. When he first started out on his professional career he played on the Challenge Tour, until 1995. During the 1995 season he achieved four wins on this tour and earned his card to play on the European Tour for the following season. During his first season on the European Tour, Bjorn became the first player from his home country to win a European Tour event when he triumphed at the Loch Lomond World Invitational. This success helped him to end his first season on the tour in 10th place on the Order of Merit.

    Although Bjorn did not win in 1997 he did achieve several top 10 finishes, and he didn’t have to wait long for his next win which came at the Heineken Classic, in 1998.  He won for the second time that season, at the Peugeot Open de Espana. Achieving these two wins helped Bjorn to finish the season in 6th place on the Order of Merit.

    Following this period of success Bjorn suffered a slump in his career, at a time when he was suffering from injuries and also celebrating the birth of his first child. He returned to winning ways when he achieved victory at the Sarazen World Open in 1999. With the help of this win, Bjorn managed to finish the season in 14thplace on the Order of Merit.

    Bjorn achieved an even better finish on the Order of Merit the following season when he ended in 5th place. Three years later, in 2003, he came close to winning the Open Championship, before losing out to Ben Curtis. He also came close to winning at the PGA Championship in 2005, before eventually finishing in a tie for second place.

    In 2010 Bjorn won on the European Tour again, at the Estoril Open de Portugal. This seemed to spur him on as he went on to win another three tournaments in 2011.  A further win followed in 2013, at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

    Away from the course Bjorn is a family man. He is married to Pernilla, and the couple has three children, Filippa, Oliver and Julia. The family lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Aside from his obvious love of golf, Bjorn is also a massive soccer fan and supports Liverpool F.C.

    As of the end of 2014, Bjorn had not achieved any wins on the PGA Tour but had amassed total prize money of $4,694,994.

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