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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 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

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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

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.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 06:14:00 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.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 07:07:00 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.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 04:26:00 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.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 05:06:00 AM