The European Tour has reported that Andersson Hed died at the age of 49. The 2010 Italian Open champion had been battling cancer when he retired in 2015.
The Halmstad native turned professional in 1992 after a brilliant amateur career that saw him win the European Young Masters, Swedish Junior Stroke-Play Championship, and represent his country in the Eisenhower Trophy.
He won two Challenge Tour events in 1993 and 2000, then spent the most of the next decade on the European Tour, where he earned a card at the Qualifying School six times.
He won in Turin by holding off England’s David Horsey, kicking off a run of three top-50 finishes in a row this season.
“Fredrik was much loved in the golfing world and beyond, particularly amongst our Scandinavian players and staff, past and present,” said the European Tour chief operating officer, Keith Waters. “Our hearts go out to them at this incredibly sad time.”
“I had the pleasure of knowing Fredrik, but even for those who didn’t, one glance at his career record highlights his strength and perseverance, with some genuinely wonderful moments as an individual and a valued teammate. I hope those close to him take some comfort in those wonderful memories, and the joy he brought to so many on the golf course.”
source : guardian sport