Fredrik Andersson Hed, who won the Italian Open in 2010 and retired in 2015, died Sunday of cancer.
The European Tour confirmed his death. He was 49.
“Fredrik was much loved in the golfing world and beyond, particularly amongst our Scandinavian players and staff, past and present,” said European Tour chief operating officer Keith Waters. “Our hearts go out to them at this incredibly sad time.”
Hed was from Sweden and played in 358 Euro Tour events. He was an outstanding amateur golfer, winning the European Young Masters and Swedish Junior Stroke Play Championship. He also competed in the Eisenhower Trophy before turning pro in 1992. He won twice on the Challenge Tour before spending the next decade on the European Tour. Six times in his career he kept his status via qualifying school.
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