TINNING Steen

Steen TINNING

DEN

Biography

ResidenceVedbàek, Denmark
Date of Birth:07/10/1962
Place of BirthCopenhagen, Denmark
Height & Weight6ft 1¾in 11st 9lbs (185cm 74kg)
FamilyWife: Anne (m.1993); Children: Nicolai (1992); Mie (1996)
InterestsSports, Mexican food, wine
Turned Pro1985 (Scratch)
Qualifying School1985, 86*, 91*, 96

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Biography

Enjoyed a superb debut season on the Senior Tour in 2013, winning twice and finishing runner up to Paul Wesselingh on the Order of Merit. Held off the challenge of home favourite Bernhard Langer to win the Berenberg Masters in Germany, earning his maiden Senior Tour title, then added the English Senior Open crown as he was named Rookie of the Year. Known as the Senior Tour’s Iron Man after taking up the gruelling endurance challenges to help with his fitness for golf, he celebrated his first victory by taking part in a half-Iron Man championship. Having kept competitive by playing on the ECCO Tour in his native Denmark, he made his Senior Tour debut in Mauritius in December 2012 following a successful European Tour career in which he won two times. The former World and European junior champion recovered from a multiple car crash in Germany in 1990, when both he and wife, Anne, were lucky to escape with their lives. His right arm was detached, left dangling by skin and muscle, which kept him out of action for 18 months while the injuries healed. Struggled on his return to action and lost his card in 1996. Took three months off to decide what to do with his career. Returned in 1997 and finished eighth on the Challenge Tour to retain card. Suffered broken thumb in May 1999 after being hit by a full-blooded driver from an amateur at a company day. Claimed his first title on The European Tour when capturing The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open in 2000, claiming; “The only thing better than this was the birth of my two kids.” Added a second title when he won the 2002 Telefonica Open de Madrid, just three weeks after his 40th birthday, to become the fourth Danish winner on The 2002 European Tour International Schedule.

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European Tour Wins2
Senior Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1548
10
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 233,330 (2002)

Teams

Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1982, 84 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1977-85 Professional Alfred Dunhill Cup 1988 World Cup 1987, 88, 89, 90, 93, 94, 95

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