Thu May 20 09:14am EDT
Pay those taxes, golfers. Pay those taxes.
Much like Jim Thorpe and other golfers, Soren Hansen has been hit with nearly $1.3 million in fines by the Copenhagen City Court.
Here's the deal. The court said Hansen was guilty of tax evasion from 2002 to 2006. During that period, he pulled a Rolling Stones-in-exile move, claiming that he lived in Monaco, known as a tax haven for Europeans.
Not so, according to the Copenhagen authorities. The court determined that Hansen actually lived in Denmark in that period, and should have been paying Danish taxes. (There's an extremely hack Danish-tax joke to be made here, but I'll leave that to the hotel-lounge comedians.)
Anyway, Hansen has not yet indicated if he will appeal the decision. Thus far on the PGA Tour, he's only played three events, finishing as high as a tie for 18th in the CA Championship and missing the cut in The Masters. Last year, he posted top-10 finishes in the U.S. Open and the British Open.