The Swedish player Alex Noren climbed more than 100 spots in the official World Golf Ranking last year to No. 9. He is still near the top, at No. 13. Alex Noren is making a name for himself on the PGA Tour, finally taking up membership after rising into the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking through an incredible run on the European Tour in 2016.
Noren is married to Jennifer Kovacs, who is a Swedish broadcaster who has previously run a Swedish language podcast called OPodden, which interviewed successful Swedish women. She has also worked as a marketing consultant after getting a degree from university in Stockholm, where she has lived.
The couple has a daughter, Iris, together, and Jennifer is active on Instagram. See pictures of Alex Noren’s wife, Jennifer Kovacs. The incredible work ethic and resilience, mixed with some newfound balance, is starting to pay off. At 34, Noren won four times in the European Tour last year to vault from 122nd in the world during the 2015 season to No. 9 at the end of 2016. On Sunday he won the biggest tournament of his career, shooting 62 in the final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
With those successes come a spot on Thomas Bjorn’s radar screen for the 2018 Ryder Cup. The quantum breakthrough last year was somewhat surprising to the game’s insiders and his peers.