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Rasmus Hojgaard

rasmus hojgaard

Rasmus Hojgaard

Born: 12 March 2001

Birthplace: Denmark

College: N/A

Resides: Denmark

Major Wins: 0

Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 2

Other Wins: 0

Grass Preference: Unknown

Significant Life Events: Yes

GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

BIO

Rasmus became the third youngest winner (behind Matteo Mannassero and Danny Lee) in European Tour history when he won on his 5th tour start at the AfraAsia Mauritius Bank Open. He followed that up with a win at the ISPS Handa UK Championship shortly after to become a two time winner on the European Tour. Rasmus played the Challenge Tour in 2019, finishing 21st in the rankings and therefore outside the top 15 to secure his European Tour card for 2020. He did, however, successfully navigate Qualifying School, taking the 5th card to secure his membership.

Rasmus has a twin brother, Nicolai, who is also an exceptional young talent. It wouldn't be a surprise to see them play together in the Ryder Cup in future.

Significant info

Rasmus only turned pro in 2019. Post the break for Coronavirus in 2020 Rasmus hired Jonathan Smart, caddie to Danny Willett when he won The Masters. This bore fruit as they recorded finishes of 2-6-3-1 over the 2020 UK Swing on the European Tour.

​Rasmus turns 20 in March 2021.

2020 STATS

4th

SG: OFF THE TEE

Stat up arrowN/A 2019

26th

SG: APPROACH

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109th

SG: AROUND THE GREEN

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142nd

SG: PUTTING

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Pressure Performance Analysis

August 2020 
Shot a sparking 65 to overturn a five shot deficit at the ISPS Handa UK Championship to get into a playoff with Justin Walters. Went on to win.

August 2020 
Began the final round of the Hero Open 1 shot behind Sam Horsfield. Shot 72 to finish 6th, 5 shots behind Horsfield.

​July 2020 
Began the final round of the British Masters 2 shots behind Renato Paratore. Shot 70 to finish 2nd, 3 shots behind Paratore.

March 2020
Rasmus was tied at the top after 54 holes with five other players at The Oman Open. He shot a disappointing 74 to slip to 6th.

December 2019
Entered the final day one shot off the pace at the AfraAsia Mauritius Bank Open and shot a 70 to get into a three man playoff with Renato Paratore and Antoine Rozner. Rasmus was ice cool in the playoff, reeling off two birdies and an eagle to take the title.

October 2019 
Was one off the pace after 54 holes at the Lalla Aicha Challenge Tour but shot an average 71 to finish 4th.

May 2019 
Rasmus was 3 shots behind going into the final round at the Challenge de Espana. He remained 3 shots behind after he shot an acceptable 70 (2nd place)

Summary 
Given the nature of Rasmus's performances and his playoff record, his Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at 4 stars. He's yet to really prove himself when front running so caution is advised when leading.

Trends

Stays Hot
Even in his early pro career, Rasmus has multiple stretches of consecutive good results. He went 2-6-3-1 over the UK swing in 2020. He also went 2-2-21-19 on the Challenge Tour in 2019. If he gets on a hot run, look to keep him onside.

Major and WGC Analysis

Major's 
Rasmus made his major debut at the US Open in 2020, missing the cut, but he can definitely contend in future given his long hitting and great putting touch. He needs to establish himself on the European Tour first.

WGC's 
Yet to qualify but he could contend at this level in future.

Playoff Record

2-0. Both of Rasmus's wins have come via playoffs. Most recently against Jonathan Walters in the 2020 ISPS Handa UK Championship. Rasmus defeated Renato Paratore and Antoine Rozner to earn his first win on the European Tour in 2019.

Significant Quotes

2020 Oman Open
"I think it’s important that I’ve already won on the European Tour as there is going to be plenty of stress out there tomorrow. It’s just about how you can handle it and I think I’ll be prepared for tomorrow."