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Great Dane
Alan Shipnuck
May 25, 1998
Recovered from an emotional low, Thomas Bjorn aims for a career high
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May 25, 1998

Great Dane

Recovered from an emotional low, Thomas Bjorn aims for a career high

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This had nothing to do with his golf swing. After the Heineken, Bjorn broke up with the woman he had been dating since he was a teenager. Less than two weeks later, though, he went to the United Arab Emirates to play in the Dubai Desert Classic and met Pernilla Waldenstrom, a Swedish expatriate and lawyer who worked there. They were engaged a month later. "He's in seventh heaven now," says Soren. "I think he had been in a shell for a long time, and that affected him."

Bjorn doesn't entirely disagree. "When you're new to a situation, I think it's important to sit back, observe and learn all you can," he says. That being the case, expect Bjorn to go quietly about die business of becoming one of the game's best players.

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