8 Things You Didn’t Know About Emily Kristine Pedersen

Here are eight things you didn't already know about the Danish professional golfer.

Things You Didn't Know About Emily Kristine Pedersen
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Here are eight things you didn't already know about the Danish professional golfer.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Emily Kristine Pedersen

A rising star in the world of women's professional golf Emily Kristine Pederson, in her short career, has already experienced the highs and lows of Tour golf. With several wins, a Solheim Cup appearance, and period time outside the world's top-500, she has climbed the golfing ladder with hard work.

But how well do you actually know her? Well here are eight facts on the Danish star.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Emily Kristine Pedersen

1. We believe the Danish youngster Pedersen started playing the game at the age of 13. She flew through the junior ranks at her club and incredibly represented the national team just two years later.

2. After a glittering amateur career, including a victory at the British Ladies Amateur, she turned pro in 2014 at the age of 18. 

3. Sport runs in the Pedersen family. Emily Kristine’s father, Jesper, used to be a professional footballer for Danish side Naestved IF. He is also the current manager of FA 2000 in the Danish 2nd division.

4. She has had five victories on the Ladies European Tour, the first of which came at the 2015 Hero Women's Indian Open. She would have to wait nearly five years to get back into the winner's circle.

5. In late 2020, Pedersen became the first player in over 30 years to win three Ladies European Tour titles in a row – two events in Saudi Arabia and the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open De Espana.

The last victory was especially memorable because her father was caddying for her. She said at the time: “He got me into golf and he has been a big support the whole way. He kept me going when I was down and it is really big for me to have him here and win this amazing trophy.”

6. In her career so far Pedersen has played in one Solheim Cup. This came in 2017 at the age of 21. During that contest she played in three matches and lost all three.

7. She represented Europe two-times as a Junior Ryder Cup (opens in new tab) Player in 2012 and 2014. The United States won both events.

8. Her best finish in a Major to date is a T11 at the 2020 Women's British Open won by Sophia Popov.

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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6