More than a Game

Niklas Nørgaard Møller
If you can learn to grow, you will become a stronger character.

Niklas Nørgaard Møller

Niklas Nørgaard Møller

Many of us dream of becoming a professional golfer, but for most of us we know that dream will never become a reality. To reach the pinnacle of the sport takes years of unwavering dedication, passion, and persistence, something that Niklas Nørgaard Møller - who has recently embarked on his first full season on the DP World Tour - knows as much as anyone.

The Dane has experienced a true rollercoaster of emotions chasing his dream, encountering a plethora of highs and lows along the way. Here, exclusively for ECCO GOLF, he shares with us his More Than A Game Story.

Growing up just to the north of Copenhagen, Niklas has always had a love for the city that he now calls home. As the first-born boy in a family with a long-standing passion for golf, it was a natural progression for Niklas to pick up the sport from an early age, becoming a member of his local club when he was just 10 years old. In those early days, though, there were no thoughts of becoming a golf professional or making a living out of golf - Niklas purely played the sport out of his inherent love for the game.
As he progressed from his childhood into his teenage years, Niklas' passion for golf grew and he became fascinated with videos of the greats of the game competing at Major Championships and Ryder Cups. This gave him a deeper insight into the emotions behind the sport and ignited his desire to take his game to the next level - in short, golf truly had started to become More Than A Game.

Niklas began to take his golf more seriously and started competing in local competitions - but this is where he first experienced how cruel the sport can be at times. Competing as part of a three-man team, and with the match at his mercy, Niklas found himself six holes up with seven to play, before going on to lose each of the remaining holes and, subsequently, the match itself. This served as one of his most long-lasting lessons and one that he has kept with him to this day; there is always hardship and adversity, but if you can learn to grow from those moments, you will become a stronger character and a better person for it.

From then on, Niklas knew that he would do everything possible to fulfil his dreams of making it as a pro golfer and, despite admitting that golf never came as naturally to him as some of his compatriots, he eventually progressed to represent the Danish national team at the age of 20. Niklas turned pro a few years later, beginning his journey on the Nordic League before fully focussing on his game and progressing to the Challenge Tour.
Learning from some of the more experienced players on the Tour, Niklas knew that the dream of playing on the European Tour was within reach - a dream which has now become a reality thanks to years of hard work, fighting spirit, and above all, the drive to battle back through adversity, no natter what came his way.
Niklas Nørgaard Møller

Niklas Nørgaard Møller

Born: May 31st, 1992
Birthplace: Denmark
Turned Professional: 2016
Professional wins: 2
Career Highlights:
  • Winner of 2019 Race to Himmerland - Presented by FREJA
  • Winner of 2020 Esbjerg Open Presented by Total
  • Seven top-ten finishes on the Challenge Tour in the 2021 season
  • T10 at 2022 Porsche European Masters

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