Back for more at the Omega European Masters is Sweden’s Alex Noren. He’s the only player in this week’s field with two wins here, his coming in 2009 and 2016.
Noren joined an illustrious group of multi-Omega European Masters winners.
“It feels amazing to be among Seve Ballesteros and Thomas Bjørn to win two Omega European Masters titles,” Noren told the European Tour after his win in 2016. “I’ve seen the boards showing who won multiple Omega European Masters titles walking to the course so it is great.”
When not winning, Noren is usually bringing home a nice paycheck. He didn’t play here in 2013-2015, but he tied for 27th in 2012 and tied for ninth in 2011.
Noren is the highest-ranked player in the field this week thanks mostly to his career-defining moment to date, a win at the BMW PGA Championship in May, the European Tour’s flagship event.
The 35-year-old has a reputation for not bringing his best game to major championships, but a T6 at The Open helped to diffuse that notion. Noren also advanced to the quarterfinals WGC-Match Play and tied for 10th at THE PLAYERS. This will be one of the strongest fields Noren squares off against, but it’s clear he’s the man to beat this week.
Golf Channel begins live 1st round broadcast coverage of the European Masters on Thursday, September 7th at 5:30am ET.