Anders Hansen has preferred to stay home instead of going to America to play on the PGA Tour after giving his word to his children that he would not to leave Europe.
The 41-year-old Dane earned enough victories in just three summer tournaments to get a place in the top 125 on the PGA Tour money list, receiving an opportunity to become a full member of the main men’s professional golf tour in North America.
Hansen who is based in Switzerland won around $800,000 after placing 16th at the British Open, finishing 29th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and getting third place at the PGA Championship in Altanta.
The player admits that he was very tempted by the PGA Tour offer but declined because he did not want to relocate his family or stay away from home for a long time. Hansen’s age was also of big importance in that he decided to keep playing on the European Tour.
Hansen will compete at this week’s World Cup after recovering from a bad head and chest cold that made him withdraw from the Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia.
The Dane will play together with 21-year-old rookie Thorbjorn Olesen because a neck injury forced out his partner Thomas Bjorn out of the tournament.