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Who is Emily Kristine Pedersen?

She’s one of Denmark’s best, but who is Emily Kristine Pedersen? Find out more with our player profile…

 

Emily Kristine Pedersen is one of the leading Danes in the game, and the Order of Merit Winner on the Ladies European Tour in 2020.

The Dane had a solid amateur career, winning the Spanish Ladies Amateur, British Ladies Amateur and the International European Ladies Amateur Championship, among several other competition victories. She then turned professional in 2015, and secured her first LET title later that year, with a win at the Hero Women’s Indian Open.

The 2020 season was an amazing one for Pedersen, as she won five times, four of which came on the Ladies European Tour. Three of those came in three successive weeks as she became the first woman in 30 years to do so on the LET. She won twice in Saudi Arabia, before winning the Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana. Those wins saw her secure the Order of Merit on the Ladies European Tour.

The 2023 edition of the Solheim Cup saw Pedersen make her third appearance for Team Europe in the competition. She made her debut in 2017 where she failed to score a point in three matches. However, four years on, she gained three points in a winning European cause, as the team retained the trophy on American soil. At the 2023 edition, Pedersen made just the second hole-in-one in Solheim history!

Emily Kristine Pedersen | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Emily Kristine Pedersen
Born: March 7, 1996
Nationality: Denmark
Residence: Copenhagen, Denmark

Career

Turned Pro: 2015
Professional Wins: 6
Highest World Ranking: 68 – August 24, 2021

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Chevron Championship – CUT (2018, 2022, 2023, 2024)
– Women’s PGA Championship – T36 (2017)
US Women’s Open – T23 (2021)
– Evian Championship – T14 (2016)
– AIG Women’s Open – T11 (2020)

Professional Wins – 6

2015 (1) – Hero Women’s Indian Open
2020 (5) – Bravo Tours Open, Tipsport Czech Ladies Open, Aramco Saudi Ladies International, Saudi Ladies Team International, Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana

Achievements and Awards

Den Gyldne Golfbold – 2013, 2020
Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year – 2015
Ladies European Tour Order of Merit Winner – 2020
Ladies European Tour Player of the Year – 2020

Emily Kristine Pedersen | What’s In Her Bag?

Pedersen is a Titleist player, and the Dane plays with a TSR3 driver and TSR2 fairway woods. A TSR2 hybrid is joined by T100 irons and a quartet of Vokey Design SM9 wedges. She also uses a Scotty Cameron putter, with a Titleist Pro V1 ball.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Emily Kristine Pedersen

When and where was Emily Kristine Pedersen born?

Emily Kristine Pedersen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in March 1996. She started playing golf at the age of 13 and was representing her country just a couple of years later.

When did Emily Kristine Pedersen turn professional?

Pedersen turned professional in 2015, and in her first season on the Ladies European Tour, she was the Rookie of the Year. That award came thanks to the Dane securing her maiden victory, at the Hero Women’s Indian Open.

How many professional titles has Emily Kristine Pedersen won?

As of September 2023, Pedersen has six professional titles. Her first win was the aforementioned Hero Women’s Indian Open on the Ladies European Tour. She then won five times in 2020, with four of those coming on the Ladies European Tour. As a result of that, she was the Order of Merit Winner and the tour’s Player of the Year.

Who is Emily Kristine Pedersen dating?

Pedersen is in a relationship with Olly Brett, a well-known caddie on the LPGA Tour. He has worked with Danielle Kang for several years now, and the pair actually came up against Pedersen in the 2021 Solheim Cup. 

Did you Know?

LET Triple Winner

Pedersen is one of few golfers on the Ladies European Tour to have won the triple. She was Rookie of the Year on the tour in 2015, before topping the Order of Merit in 2020. The same year, she was voted as the LET Player of the Year.

Three In A Row

That 2020 season also saw an incredible run, where she won three times in three weeks. Pedersen became the first woman to do so in three decades, thanks to wins at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International, Saudi Ladies Team International and Andalucia Costa Del Sol Open de Espana.

Sporting Roots

Her father, Jesper, is a former professional footballer. He is now the manager of FA 2000 in the Danish Second Division.

Other Emily Kristine Pedersen Articles

Emily Kristine Pedersen makes second hole-in-one in Solheim Cup history

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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