redrik Andersson Hed, the 2010 Italian Open champion who retired in 2015, died of cancer on Sunday.
His death was verified by the European Tour. He was 49 years old at the time.
“Fredrik was well-liked in the golfing world and beyond, especially among our past and present Scandinavian players and employees,” said European Tour chief operating officer Keith Waters. “At this extremely terrible time, our hearts go out to them.”
Hed was a Swedish player who competed in 358 Euro Tour events. He won the European Young Masters and the Swedish Junior Stroke Play Championship as an amateur golfer. Before going pro in 1992, he also competed in the Eisenhower Trophy. He won twice on the Challenge Tour before moving to the European Tour for the next decade. Six times during his career, he was able to keep his status by attending qualifying school.