Frederik Andersson Hed, Swedish golfer and Italian Open winner, dies aged 49

The Swedish golf player Fredrik Andersson Hed has kicked the bucket at 49 years old, the European Tour has reported. The 2010 Italian Open hero, who resigned in 2015, had been sick with malignant growth.

After an effective beginner vocation that saw him win the European Young Masters, Swedish Junior Stroke-Play Championship and address his country in the Eisenhower Trophy, the Halmstad local turned proficient in 1992.

He guaranteed two successes on the Challenge Tour in 1993 and 2000 and burned through the vast majority of the next decade on the European Tour, acquiring a card at the Qualifying School multiple times all through his vocation.

He held off England’s David Horsey for his triumph in Turin, what began a run of three successive top-50 completions on the season-long Race to Dubai.

“Fredrik was quite cherished in the hitting the fairway world and then some, especially among our Scandinavian players and staff, over a wide span of time,” said the European Tour head working official, Keith Waters. “Our hearts go out to them at this unquestionably pitiful time.”

“I had the joy of knowing Fredrik, yet in any event, for the people who didn’t, one look at his profession record features his solidarity and determination, for certain truly superb minutes as an individual and an esteemed partner. I trust those near him breathe easy because of those great recollections, and the delight he brought to so many on the fairway.”

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