Match Play profiles: Soren Hansen, Zach Johnsonby Tucson Citizen on Jan. 22, 2009, under Sports
Another in a series of profiles for the Accenture World Match Play Championship Feb. 25-March 1 in Marana:
Soren Hansen (Denmark)
Ranking: 48 Born: Copenhagen, Denmark Age: 34 Ht/Wt: 6-0, 195 Turned pro: 1997 Pro wins: 3 PGA Tour wins: 0 Match Play record: 0-1
Notable: He has been a member of the European Tour since 1999, with two victories.
Did you know? Hansen represented Europe in the 2008 Ryder Cup, but did not win a match.
Zach Johnson (USA)
Ranking: No. 27 Born: Iowa City, Iowa Age: 32 Ht/Wt: 5-11/160 Turned pro: 1998 College: Drake Pro wins: 16 PGA Tour wins: 4 Majors wins: 1 Match Play record: 5-4
Notable: Won the Masters in 2007 by 2 strokes over Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen, and Rory Sabbatini (ex-UA).
Did you know? Admitted he wasn’t the best player on his high school or college team, but in his Masters speech he said, “I just kept getting better every year.”
MATCH PLAY INFO
Where: Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana
Tickets: 571-0400 or (866) 942-2672; www.worldgolfchampionships.com