Who is Nicolai Hojgaard?
Nicolai Hojgaard, along with twin brother Rasmus, has taken the DP World Tour by storm over the last couple of years since turning professional.
Born in Denmark in 2001, Hojgaard won the first professional tournament he entered. Despite being an amateur, the Dane was victorious at the Bravo Tours Open on the Swedish Golf Tour. He turned professional himself just over a year later, and would soon see success on the world stage.
Hojgaard won the biggest title of his career to date in 2021, victorious at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. He won the DS Automobiles Italian Open to claim his first DP World Tour title. That was followed five months later by a second, as he won the Ras Al Khaimah Championship in the United Arab Emirates.
Although he did not win for the next 18 months, the Dane was rewarded for his consistent play with a spot in Luke Donald’s Ryder Cup. The Englishman chose Hojgaard as one of his captain’s picks for the event in Rome, which will also be held at Marco Simone.
Nicolai Hojgaard | An Overview
Name: Nicolai Hojgaard
Born: March 12, 2001
Residence: Aarhus, Denmark
Turned Pro: 2019
Professional Wins: 3
Highest World Ranking: 67 – February 6, 2022
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 3
2018 (1) – Bravo Tours Open
2021 (1) – DS Automobiles Italian Open
2022 (1) – Ras Al Khaimah Championship
Nicolai Hojgaard | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (10.5°; Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei White AV 70X shaft)
Fairway Woods: Callaway Paradym Diamond (16.5°; Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei 1k Pro White 80-TX shaft, 20°; Fukijara Ventus Red shaft)
Irons: Callaway Apex MB (4-10; Project X LZ 7.0 shafts)
Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (50°; Project X LZ 6.5 shaft), Callaway Jaws Full Toe (56°, 60°; Project X LZ 6.5 shaft)
Putter: Odyssey Jailbird Versa
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
Shoes: adidas ZG23
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nicolai Hojgaard
When and where was Nicolai Hojgaard born?
Nicolai Hojgaard was born on March 12, 2001 in Billund, Denmark. Both he and twin brother Rasmus began playing the sport at the age of four.
When did Nicolai Hojgaard turn professional?
Hojgaard turned professional in 2019 at the age of just 18. He had already secured victory at a pro event, though, winning on the Swedish Golf Tour as an amateur the year previous.
How many DP World Tour titles has Nicolai Hojgaard won?
As of September 2023, the Dane has won twice on the DP World Tour. His maiden victory came on Ryder Cup host course Marco Simone, winning the DS Automobiles Italian Open in September 2021. Five months later, he won again on the DPWT, this time at the Ras Al Khaimah Championship.
Did you Know?
Nicolai’s twin brother Rasmus is also a professional golfer, with the pair turning pro at the same time in 2019. Both men have had success on the DP World Tour. The pair also played in the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup together.
Brothers Making History
Hojgaard followed in his brother footsteps in 2021. Seven days after Rasmus lifted the Omega European Masters trophy in Switzerland, Nicolai was victorious at the DS Automobiles Italian Open. This marked the first time in the DP World Tour’s history that brothers had won successive events.
An Ace Awaits
Despite being a two-time winner on the DP World Tour and a Ryder Cup player, Hojgaard is still yet to have a hole-in-one in his career.