124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2

The Loop

Hansen prepares to explain himself

March 12, 2010

Soren Hansen was fighting serious jet lag in the early rounds of the CA Championship after tying for third last week in the Maybank Malaysian Open. But despite waking up every morning at 2 a.m., he still managed to post a pair of three-under-par 69s.

The real fight, however, was scheduled to come next week when he is set to appear in a Danish court on Friday to address charges of tax fraud. Hansen, who now calls Monaco home, has been charged with failing to pair $1.75 million in income tax according to the Copenhagen Post.

"Next week, I'm going to put the clubs away for a while and get it all done and sorted," he said after his Friday round at Doral Golf and CC. "I've already said too much. I've not had a chance to explain myself. I'll be in court next week. I know I'm on the good side. Put the clubs away for a couple of weeks, be back for Augusta."

-- Jim Moriarty