Swedish golfer Fredrick Andersson Hed gained the Italian Open again in 2010 however the European Tour confirmed he had tragically handed away following a battle with cancer
Swedish golfer Fredrick Andersson Hed has died of cancer on the age of 49.
The 2010 Italian Open Champion had retired from golf in 2015 after turning skilled again in 1992.
He went on to win twice on the Challenge Tour in addition to his victory on the Italian Open in 2010, which proved to be his most profitable season as he reached twenty second place within the rankings.
Andersson Hed lived within the Swedish metropolis of Halmstad and leaves behind spouse Anna and kids Viggo and Molly.
Today the European Tour introduced the tragic loss of life of the previous skilled golfer with tributes flooding in from throughout the sport.
European Tour star Thomas Bjorn was one to share his tribute on social media.
Taking to Twitter he wrote: “I’m so deeply saddened by this.
“Freddie was a true professional that will be missed by us all.
“A great ambassador for our game and for Sweden. Thoughts are with Anna, Viggo and Molly at this time.”
European Tour Chief Operating Officer Keith Waters additionally paid tribute to him, saying: “On behalf of the European Tour, I ship our deepest condolences to Fredrik’s household and buddies, significantly his spouse Anna and kids Viggo and Molly.
“It’s always incredibly sad when we lose a member of the European Tour family, and never more so than in the case of someone like Fredrik, who was taken far too soon.
“Fredrik was much loved in the golfing world and beyond, particularly amongst our Scandinavian players and staff, past and present. 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 team mate. 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.”
Fellow golfer Richard Bland additionally paid tribute on-line. He mentioned: “Wow! Such terrible news. I remember playing with him many times.
“Such a great lad to be around. Thoughts are with his family at this awful time. RIP Fred.”
Andersson Hed retired after 358 European Tour appearances, with a report studying one victory, six runner-up spots, 31 prime tens and 191 cuts made.