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Nicolai Hojgaard: Player Profile

 

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, and he was a part of the European side that won back the trophy from Team USA. Following on from that experience, Hojgaard then won the DP World Tour Championship in November 2023 – his biggest victory to date and a first Rolex Series win.

Nicolai Hojgaard | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Nicolai Hojgaard
Born: March 12, 2001
Nationality: Denmark
Residence: Aarhus, Denmark

Career

Turned Pro: 2019
Professional Wins: 4
Highest World Ranking: 50 – November 20, 2023

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Masters Tournament – DNP
– PGA Championship – T50 (2023)
– US Open – DNP
Open Championship – T23 (2023)

Professional Wins – 4

2018 (1) – Bravo Tours Open
2021 (1) – DS Automobiles Italian Open
2022 (1) – Ras Al Khaimah Championship
2023 (1) – DP World Tour Championship

Nicolai Hojgaard | What’s In His Bag?

Hojgaard is a Callaway staff player, with his entire bag coming from the company. He plays the Paradym along with a set of Apex MB irons, which feature a rarely-seen 10-iron. He also uses the Chrome Soft X and an Odyssey putter, while wearing Adidas clothing and shoes.

You can see our full article on Nicolai Hojgaard’s bag here.

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 three times 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. The Dane then secured his biggest win in November 2023, with a victory at the DP World Tour Championship.

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Nicolai Hojgaard holds the 2023 DP World Tour Championship trophy alongside girlfriend Amanda Falkenberg

Who is Nicolai Hojgaard dating?

Hojgaard is currently in a relationship with Amanda Falkenberg, who has been seen supporting the Dane at tournaments around the world.

Did you Know?

Winning Twins

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.

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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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