Kjeldsen handed Trophy call-up

Kjeldsen handed Trophy call-up

Denmark’s Soren Kjeldsen has been added to the European team for next month’s Royal Trophy.

Seve Ballesteros and European captain Colin Montgomerie chose Kjeldsen for the tournament in Thailand, and hope he will help the team reclaim the trophy from the Asian side who triumphed in 2009.

Henrik Stenson, Robert Karlsson and Simon Dyson are also on the European side, and Royal Trophy founder and chairman Ballesteros hailed the latest addition.

Ballesteros said: “Soren is a very talented and consistent player who has clearly proven his worth in the European Tour over the past seasons.

“I have also been impressed by the way he has performed at the highest level this year, contending in majors and World Golf Championship events, and I am sure he will make a strong impact in the match against Asia.”

Kjeldsen’s biggest win came at the 2008 Volvo Masters at Valderrama, and he also triumphed at this year’s Andalucian Open.

The Dane said: “Seve and Colin have chosen a powerful-looking team, and it is a great honour to be included. It is a very nice reward to how well I have been playing for the last couple of years.”

The Royal Trophy will be played at Bangkok’s Amata Spring Country Club from January 8 to 10.

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