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Peter Uihlein

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190

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Peter Uihlein begins his 2017 campaign on a medical exemption; first stop is the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
When Uihlein started work with a new mind coach in February and promptly reeled off three top ten finishes life looked good. But the results regressed and eventually he revealed why – a wrist injury had been causing pain, it was affecting results too much, so he opted for surgery. That happened in early May and on return there was little to cheer: a first round defeat in the Paul Lawrie Match Play and two missed cuts five weeks later. So he had more time off and now attempts to retrieve matters on medical exemption this season. Should he have faith in the wrist, he has a few good vibes about Australia: he was T9 in Perth International in 2014 and T4, his best of the year, there in February. Furthermore he ticked a 67 in the second round here 12 months ago. Like most he struggled at other times (he added 79-76 at the weekend), but he's proved he can go low at Royal Pines. Nov 29 - 5:20 AM

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Peter Uihlein carded a disastrous 13-over-par 43-41=84 to finish last of those to play 36 holes in the Porsche European Open, on 15-over 157.

The American, who has only recently returned to action following recuperation from surgery, carded a first round 73 before struggling horribly in round two. There were three bogeys, three double bogeys and one quadruple bogey. He found just six greens in regulation and record 4-for-12 in Scrambling. Other notables who missed out include: 139- Thorbjorn Olesen, George Coetzee, Padraig Harrington, Haotong Li … 140- Pablo Larrazabal, Peter Hanson, Stephen Gallacher … 141- Alejandro Canizares, Matteo Manassero, Julien Quesne … 143- Jamie Donaldson … 144- Rikard Kalrberg … 146- Chris Hanson … 150- Matt Every.
Sep 24 - 1:05 PM

Peter Uihlein was T12 in last year's Porsche European Open at Bad Griesbach and returns to Germany this week for another crack.

Expectations have to be lower this time given that Uihlein is still trying to regain tournament sharpness after a lengthy absence. In his first strokeplay start since early May, the American missed the cut in last week's Italian Open although, in the circumstances, rounds of 71-69 were a decent effort. Managers are still probably best taking a watching brief for now although he does have some strong regional form. As well as T12 at this venue last year, he also posted T10 in the 2013 BMW International Open so has shown up well in two of his last three starts in Germany.
Sep 19 - 4:18 PM

This week's Italian Open at Golf Club Milano marks Peter Uihlein's return to stroke play tournament action after injury.

After reeling off three consecutive top ten finishes in Malaysia, Australia and Thailand (not the most lucrative stretch to hit form), Uihlein struggled with a torn ligament in his wrist and then bowed to the inevitable: surgery. So since the 1st May his only appearance was a round one defeat in the Paul Lawrie Match Play. Assuming that week was a false start, he might have good feelings ahead of his return. He missed the cut in this event 12 months ago, but he did make three top 12 finishes in Italy during his Challenge Tour career. A strength for the American prior to his lay off was his putting: he ranks 1st for Putting Average, 4th for Putts per Round and 6th for Number of One Putts per Round.
Sep 13 - 10:25 AM

Peter Uihlein elected to have surgery on his nagging wrist injury, and will be out of action for at least two months, with no specific timeline for return.

The talented American who spends his time overseas on the European Tour has been playing through this injury, but he knew this day was coming. Uihlein took to Twitter today and told his followers "Decided to go under the knife! Pain was too extreme, hopefully be back in a few months." Despite the torn tendon in his wrist, Uihlein has rattled off three top 10s in 10 European Tour starts. At the same time, the pain has forced him to withdraw mid-tournament on two occasions. Long term, this could be a fantastic move for his game and career overall, but gamers will have to wait anxiously for a few months while he recovers.
May 9 - 10:22 AM

Peter Uihlein hung up a gutsy 3-under-par 33-36=69 in round three of the True Thailand Classic and secured a place in Sunday's final pairing.

The American is troubled by a wrist injury but battled through it to post just one of nine rounds in the 60s at Black Mountain on Saturday. That nudged him up to solo second place on 12-under 204, just two shots behind leader Scott Hend. Uihlein was faultless to the turn with birdies at 1, 7 and 9 but found the going tougher on the back nine. He bogeyed the par-4 12th for the third day running while a birdie at 13 was his only other deviation from par. On the stats, Uihlein piped 8 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation. He kept his card tidy with 5-for-6 scrambling and took just 26 putts.
Mar 12 - 6:14 AM

First-round pacesetter Peter Uihlein had to settle for a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in Friday's second lap of Black Mountain and dropped to T4 on 9-under 135.

The American, who birdied half the holes yesterday, added five more par breakers today but their impact was negated by four bogeys. Two of those came on par 5s. At least a pair of closing birdies put Uihlein under par for the day although he's now three off the lead held by Pelle Edberg and Scott Hend going into the weekend. After hitting 15 greens in regulation in round one, he managed just 10 today; it proved costly as he could only manage four successful scrambles out of eight. He'll hope that this is his bad round out of the way as it looks as if two low ones will be needed to get the job done now on a course yielding low scores.
Mar 11 - 7:07 AM

Peter Uihlein blitzed Black Mountain GC, crashing 9 birdies on his way to a 8-under-par 32-32=64 which left him a shot clear of Pelle Edberg after round one of the True Thailand Classic.

For the American it marks a third fast start in a row, after he found himself T2 after 18 holes in Malaysia and solo first at the same stage of the Perth International. On both those occasions he kicked off with 65s; today he went one better. Beginning from the 10th tee he stated his intentions early, marking red on 10, 11 and 13. The 12th saw him unable to save par from off the green, his only error of the day, but he bounced back with two more back nine birdies on 16 and 17. The front nine witnessed another two braces of par breakers, on 1 and 2, then 6 and 7. He hit 15 greens and needed just 27 putts. "I’m pleased, I putted well and the putter is still hot which is nice. I hit some good wedges, some good iron shots," said Uihlein. His task for the rest of the week is to maintain the challenge, as he was unable to in Malaysia and Perth where he ultimately finished T9 and T4 respectively.
Mar 10 - 4:26 AM

Peter Uihlein's title bid at the ISPS HANDA Perth International came up short after he posted a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in Sunday's closing round to take tied fourth on 13-under 275.

The American, who finished three swings behind winner Louis Oosthuizen, secured his first top five on the European Tour since last April's Shenzhen International although it promised to be an even bigger week after he'd held a piece of the 36-hole lead. As with Saturday's 71, Uihlein went flat on the back nine. He'd entered it just two off the pace after birdies at 4 and 9 but faltered with bogeys at 12 and 14. A final birdie at 15 raised hopes briefly but it was too little, too late. He hit 14 greens in regulation today after splitting 8 (of 14) fairways. The T4 here follows a T9 in Malaysia last week so, after a dip in form and some injury concerns, Uihlein looks to be coming back to his best again.
Feb 28 - 5:06 AM

With a 1-under-par 33-38=71, Peter Uihlein went from joint leader to three off the pace after the third round of the ISPS HANDA Perth International.

The American continued his title push with four birdies against a lone bogey over his opening nine holes but then came off the rails with a destructive triple bogey-6 at the 148-yard 12th. He got two of the shots back via successive birdies at 14 and 15 but dropped another at the last to finish at 12-under 204 and end the day three behind new leader Louis Oosthuizen. He's far from done yet though. Despite that back-nine wobble, Uihlein is in a tie for second place so poised to pounce on any slip-ups from the South African. He might need to tighten up tee to green though after splitting just 50% of the 14 fairways and hitting only 12 greens in regulation for the second day running.
Feb 27 - 4:26 AM

Overnight leader Peter Uihlein birdied his final two holes in a 4-under-par 35-33=68 but now shares the halfway lead with local man Brett Rumford at the ISPS HANDA Perth International.

Uihlein and Rumford share top spot on 11-under 133 at Lake Karrinyup in Western Australia, a shot clear of pre-tournament favorite Louis Oosthuizen. The 26-year-old American started out with birdies at 10 and 14 but gave both shots back with bogeys at 16 and 2. He rallied after that, though, circling par breakers at four of his final seven holes, the final two after sinking putts of 30ft and 18ft respectively. "I'm moving it really well, putting nicely," said Uihlein. "Putting my irons pretty close as well, which is nice, and hitting my wedges well when I have the opportunity. It's nice, I'm just trying to get in a position where I can attack the greens and then hole some putts." So far this week he's 7-for-10 in scrambling and has taken 51 putts. This, after hitting just 6 (of 14) fairways in both rounds.
Feb 26 - 4:20 AM

With a 7-under-par 32-33=65 in Thursday's opening round, Peter Uihlein tops the leaderboard at the ISPS HANDA Perth International in Australia.

Uihlein finished T9 when this event was last played in October 2014 so clearly enjoys Lake Karrinyup CC. He leads by one from Frenchman Romain Wattel and India's Shiv Kapur while Rhein Gibson is the leading Aussie player a stroke further back. Uihlein pulled out of the Dubai Desert Classic earlier this month with a wrist injury but showed all was well again when T9 in last week's Maybank Championship Malaysia. He wobbled early today with a bogey at 1 and needed to hole from 25ft for par at 2. But after that his round took flight with birdies at 3, 4, 7, 11, 14 and 17 and an eagle-2 at 9 thanks to a hole-out with his approach. The American hit 14 greens in regulation and was 3-for-4 in scrambling. He said, "I putted nicely, which is always helpful, but if I didn't hit a good shot I didn't really let it bother me, I just let it roll off my back and I was ready for the next one."
Feb 25 - 5:06 AM

A walk-off bogey denied him a piece of the clubhouse lead but Peter Uihlein still enjoyed his opening round at the Maybank Championship Malaysia after signing for a 6-under-par 31-34=65 on Thursday.

If it's possible to have a sense of what might have been after a 65, Uihlein probably felt it after hitting 6-under after just seven holes of his afternoon round at Royal Selangor. That explosive start included an eagle-3 at 13 and birdies at 11, 12, 14 and 16. The American circled two more par breakers at 2 and 5 but was kept in check by bogeys at 17 and 9. The latter put him back into a tie for second, a shot behind leader Nathan Holman of Australia. Uihlein piped 8 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, failing to get up and down twice in his five attempts.
Feb 18 - 5:37 AM

Peter Uihlein was T31 in last year's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and returns this week for another crack.

Uihlein actually made a bigger noise than that finish suggests as his end of round positions over the first three days were 8-4-8 until he fell down the leaderboard with a 74 on Sunday. He would return to the United Arab Emirates twice more in 2015, finishing T13 at the Dubai Desert Classic and T22 in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship. This is the American's first event since a T38 in December's Australian PGA Championship. He finished 47th on last year's Race to Dubai.
Jan 18 - 3:32 PM

Peter Uihlein served up a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-34=67 in Friday's second round at the Australian PGA and vaulted 33 spots up the leaderboard to tied second.

At 2-under 142, the American is just one stroke behind leader David Lingmerth of Sweden. Uihlein's lap of RACV Royal Pines Resort was the joint second lowest of the day as many of his rivals struggled on the par 72 at Queensland's windy Gold Coast. The 26-year-old circled birdies in two of his opening three holes and added another at 7. After eight straight pars, he made another move with birdies at 16 and 17. As in Thursday's opening 75, Uihlein split 8 (of 14) fairways but he upped his GIR count from 9 to 17, a superb effort with conditions tough.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 04:40:00 AM