Missed all but two events of the 2014 season due to tendonitis in both wrists, but returned brilliantly with second place at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February 2015 and then victory in the Nordea Masters on home soil in June. Enjoyed his best year to date in 2016, the Swede tasted victory four times winning the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, the British Masters supported by Sky Sports at The Grove, the Omega European Masters in the Alps when he overcame Scott Hend on the first play-off hole to win at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club and a first place finish at Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in July. He became the first Swede in European Tour history to win four times in a single season and the fourth different Swede to enter the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking. Noren also finished second at the Aberdeen Asset Management Paul Lawrie Match Play and in the top ten at the 100th Open de France. In 2015, he tamed the wild winds at PGA Sweden National to win by four shots – his second triumph in his national championship, having claimed the title in 2011 by a staggering eight strokes at Bro Hof Slott. That year he also claimed the Wales Open. His maiden win came at the 2009 Omega European Masters, where he holed a difficult bunker shot for eagle at the 15th to help him win by two. That season was interrupted by wrist and knee injuries, but the victory – and winning two consecutive Shot of the Month awards, the latter for that bunker shot – helped make amends. After eight years competing for the Swedish national team as an amateur, decided to join the paid ranks in 2005 and quickly proved he had the game to cope with the demands of the professional arena, graduating third from the 2006 European Challenge Tour Rankings before completing a solid first season on the European Tour in 2007. In his latter seasons as an amateur, he combined four years of top ranked college golf at Oklahoma State University with economic studies, graduating with a degree in Business Marketing. Grew up playing all sports before his attention focused on golf at the age of eight.