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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's strong 2017 form transferred to the PGA Tour last week and his success there earned him a spot in the Shell Houston Open.
After the injury woes of 2016 Uihlein has bounced back in promising style this term, posting five top 20 finishes on the European Tour and then rubber-stamping his progress with T5 in last week's Puerto Rico Open. All four of his laps in the Caribbean were sub-70, the first time he has achieved that since the Turkish Airlines Open of November 2015. If all that news sounds trumpets, his record in Texas blows one. He's 0-for-3 and has broken 74 just once in six rounds. The slightly better news is that on his only previous performance at the GC of Houston his first round 69 had him T38 (although the second round 78 will be something he'll prefer to forget). Mar 28 - 6:38 AM

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Peter Uihlein closed out his week at the Puerto Rico Open with a 6-under-par 33-33=66 to accumulate a four-day tally of 17-under 271, good for a share of third place on the live leaderboard. UPDATE: With play finished for the week, Uihlein collects a T5 finish, good for a spot into next week's Shell Houston Open if he chooses to accept the opportunity.

The European Tour star cracked this week's field on a sponsor's invite and he's put that invite to good use. Starting the day in a share of 12th place, Uihlein striped 13 fairways today, missing just one during his final navigation of Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. With preferred lies in effect, those fairways were crucial as he was able to play the ball up throughout the round and that led to 15 greens in regulation and seven birdies. Making his 24th start on the PGA TOUR, this will go in the books as his third top 10 (T6/2013 Puerto Rico Open; T4/2015 Sanderson Farms). The Oklahoma State product is not in the field at next week's Shell Houston Open but he is currently in line to earn a spot with this top 10.
Mar 26 - 1:52 PM

World No. 174 Peter Uihlein takes his talents to Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, for his fourth appearance at this week's Puerto Rico Open.

The talented American has been spending his days on the European Tour since leaving Oklahoma State in 2011. Last season he was working his way back from injury but Uihlein collected eight top 25s in 22 starts during the 2015 season. Previously the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, Uihlein's success has not translated to the PGA TOUR where he is 7-for-23 in his career. On the bright side, one of those seven paychecks was a T6 at the 2012 Puerto Rico Open. The pedigree is too strong to ignore, and gamers should not let Uihlein get overlooked this week.
Mar 20 - 8:29 PM

With five birdies in his final eight holes, Peter Uihlein tacked on a closing 5-under-par 35-31=66 to Saturday's 65 and charged through the field to finish solo fourth at the Tshwane Open in South Africa with 14-under 270.

That was three swings behind winner Dean Burmester and continues the American's renaissance following T5 in last month's Dubai Desert Classic and T7 at January's South African Open. Uihlein chuggled along in 1-over through his first seven holes today but a birdie at the par-5 9th provided the spark he needed. After a par at 10, Uihlein splashed red at 11, 13, 15, 17 and 18 to rise seven spots on the day, round off an excellent weekend and move him into the top 25 on the Race to Dubai.
Mar 5 - 10:26 AM

Peter Uihlein will fancy his chances of a good week at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth; he boasts great form and has fond memories of the Lake Karrinyup course.

The American will tee it up in the new format knowing that in theory he's got the complete package for success. Back in 2014 he finished T9 at the course, then he improved that to T4 in 2016, when no-one could better his performance on the putting surfaces. On both occasions he carded a 65. More recently he has proved himself to be well over the surgery which blighted his 2016 season and has pegged T7 in the South African Open and T5 in the Dubai Desert Classic. Last week he opened with a 66 before finishing T34 in the Maybank Championship. A classy performer, he'll feel confident of making the 54-hole cut, but like everyone else will then hope for the best in the six-hole match play.
Feb 14 - 4:32 AM

Peter Uihlein hoisted a flawless round of 6-under-par 32-34=66 to sit T3 on the live leaderboard after the morning wave completed their opening laps at the Maybank Championship.

The tricky nature of the Saujana G&CC appeared no problem to the American, who posted only birdies and pars on his first tour of the Palm Course. Starting on the back nine he wasted no time rising up the leaderboard as he ticked 10, 11 and 13. Another birdie at 17 saw him turn in 32 swings. On the front nine he needed more patience, but eventually ticked 5 and 8. His round leaves him three behind the early pacesetter Marc Warren and it is entirely in sync with his introduction to the 2017 season. He was T3 after 18 holes at the Hong Kong Open, then posted top seven finshes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. He was also T2 after round one of this event 12 months ago, ending the week T9.
Feb 9 - 3:09 AM

Peter Uihlein's 2016 was badly disrupted by injury, but his closing lap of 3-under-par 35-34=69 saw him finish the week on 12-under 276, good for T5 in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates GC.

This time laat year the American departed the Desert Swing with two missed cuts only to post T9-T4-T4 in his next three starts - a good season beckoned, right? Wrong. He was hampered by an injury and soon surgery was the only option. When he returned in late summer the returns were non-existent and a MC in the seasonal opener, the Australian PGA Championship, offered little hope. But three weekends of action followed and this result, an improvement on his previous best in the event of T13, is a genuine boost. His front nine on the last lap witnessed one birdie and one bogey, but a strong back nine confirmed the big check. He swallowed a birdie chance at 13 and then another pair at 17 and 18. Entering the week at 257 in the world rankings he looks to be heading back towards his rightful place in the top 100.
Feb 5 - 8:27 AM

Peter Uihlein has endured contrasting first day fortunes at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic; he'll be hoping for good rather than bad when he returns to the Emirates GC this week.

The American's first visit to the Majlis course in 2012 saw him open with a 75 for T116 and a second round 70 left him free for the weekend. Two years later he again announced himself with a 75 and his Friday 68 was once more insufficient to extend his stay. Then in 2015 he sliced fully ten shots off his opening lap (a 65) which was good for T2 and rounds of 69-70-71 earned him T13. If that represents good vibes, there are also hints among his recent results. After a MC in the Australian PGA Championship an opening 66 helped him to T14 in the Hong Kong Open. Earlier this month a second round 64 contributed to a T7 in the South African Open and even two weeks ago there was a Friday 67 as he pegged T49 in Abu Dhabi.
Jan 30 - 12:10 PM

Peter Uihlein put the hammer down on day two of the South African Open, shooting a nine-birdie 8-under-par 34-30=64 to post 10-under 134 through 36 holes.

That morning surge has lifted the American 25 spots on the live leaderboard to T2 and just two strokes behind leader Graeme Storm. After five bogeys on his card restricted him to an opening 70, Uihlein had only a single blemish today. That came at No. 11 but it stood out like a sore thumb on his scorecard which he painted with red. After turning in 34 with birdies at 10, 12 and 15 against that dropped shot at 11, the American came home in just 30 blows. He did that via two trios of circles (2, 3 & 4 and later 7, 8 and 9). After he was hampered by wrist problems last year, this is more like the Uihlein we expect to be a leaderboard presence in this level of event. He'll go into the final 36 holes looking to add to his lone European Tour title which came at the 2013 Madeira Islands Open.
Jan 13 - 6:27 AM

Peter Uihlein hasn't had a top 30 finish on the European Tour since March but is on track to end that unwanted streak after hoisting up a bogey-free 4-under-par 32-34=66 in round one of the UBS Hong Kong Open at Fanling.

That run stretches eight tournaments, highlighting the fact that he's had to have time away from the course after having wrist surgery. He made his first start since a failed comeback in August/September when missing the cut in last week's Australian PGA Championship (76-73) but today he was back in the groove. The American started with six straight pars and then opened his birdie account with back-to-back circles at 7 and 8. Another run of seven pars was followed by further red at 16 and 18 and that lifted him to T3 on the end-of-play leaderboard, two shots behind first-round leader Rafa Cabrera-Bello. The early signs are good for Uihlein but can he keep it going?
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 05:44:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 05:20:00 AM

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.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 01:05:00 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.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 04:18:00 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.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:25:00 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.
Mon, May 9, 2016 10:22:00 AM