Morten Ørum Madsen
5

Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
5
5
4
4
4
3
5
5
39
5
5
3
4
4
4
4
5
3
37
76
2
4
4
4
3
3
4
3
4
4
33
5
4
3
4
6
5
3
4
4
38
71
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
5
3
35
4
4
2
4
4
4
4
3
4
33
68
4
4
5
7
3
4
4
3
5
5
40
5
4
3
6
6
4
3
3
4
38
78
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
1
4
5
5
4
4
4
3
5
5
39
2
4
4
4
3
3
4
3
4
4
33
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
5
3
35
4
4
5
7
3
4
4
3
5
5
40
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
ROUND
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
5
5
3
4
4
4
4
5
3
37
76
2
5
4
3
4
6
5
3
4
4
38
71
3
4
4
2
4
4
4
4
3
4
33
68
4
5
4
3
6
6
4
3
3
4
38
78
Par
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
Stats
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
0
0
1
0
1
5
Birdies
2
3
4
1
10
24
Pars
10
13
11
13
47
13
Bogeys
6
2
2
2
12
7
Double Bogeys/+
0
0
0
2
2
4
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
28
30
30
32
30
5
Putts per GIR
1.71
1.91
1.79
1.9
1.83
5
Greens in regulation
38.89 %
61.11 %
77.78 %
55.56 %
58.33 %
26
Sand Saves
1/1
0/0
2/2
1/1
4/4

Born: 9 April 1988.

Turned pro: 2011.

Country: Denmark.

Special interests: Football, handball, fitness.

Career highlights:Winner of the 2009 Danish Amateur Stroke Play Championship. A three-time winner on the Nordic League.

2013 highlights:Claimed his maiden European Tour victory in the South African Open Championship. Also won the DAT Masters on the Nordic League.

2013 Majors: The Masters - Did not play. The US Open - T28. The Open - Did not play. The PGA Championship - Did not play.

NGC record: Debut.


Story

Morten Ørum Madsen was born in the same town of Silkeborg as Danish professional Thomas Bjørn, and also began his career at the same golf club in the town.

The son of a father who was an engineer and a mother who worked as a school teacher, Madsen was at first not convinced that golf was the sport of choice for him. The young Dane was more focused on becoming a professional footballer, and to this day has a passion for Manchester United.

But by his father's promptings, he eventually took up golf at the age of 12 and during the summer holidays. He enjoyed a successful amateur career, representing Denmark in the Eisenhower Trophy in 2008 and 2010 and winning the 2009 Danish Amateur Stroke Play title.

He honed his skills on the American college circuit in the colours of Oregon State University, and then turned professional in 2011.

His first victories as a professional came on the Nordic League that year when he won the Finnish Open and the Actona PGA Championship within a month of each other. That earned him a spot on the Challenge Tour, and a 19th place finish on the rankings there saw him qualify for the European Tour.

But by far his biggest triumph to date was a surprise victory in the South African Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club.

With his two-stroke triumph for a maiden European Tour victory in the world's second oldest national Open, Madsen went from a world ranking of 244 to suddenly qualifying for a lucrative invitation tournament such as the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

He also became the first Dane to win the South African Open with an impressive final round during which he overcame a strong South African challenge. Charl Schwartzel held the lead before a triple bogey on the sixth hole and then a double bogey on the tenth. And Hennie Otto was in front as he chased a second South African Open title in three years, but then he bogeyed the 15th and double bogeyed the 16th. That left Madsen to close with a 67 and win on 19 under par, two clear of Otto and Jbe Kruger.

"From the very first time I played in South Africa I thoroughly enjoyed it. I always thought I would play pretty well in South Africa, but I didn't expect to win. It's an amazing feeling", he said after his victory.

"To have the SA Open as my first victory on the European Tour is extremely special. If you look down the list of names that have won this tournament in the past there are Major champions and really great champions all around, so it's an honour."