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John Peterson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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John Peterson brings a bit of confidence with his swing into TPC River Highlands as he preps for this week's Travelers Championship.
Peterson arrives with a 2-for-3 record at this week's venue, with a T48 in 2015 being the highlight. More recently, he's collected paychecks in three of his last four starts including a T36 at the Wells Fargo Championship where he was T2 at the midpoint. Last week on Twitter, Peterson said the following, "The best position my swing has been in in quite a while. Thank you @JoshGregoryGolf." Ball-striking has always been a strength for Peterson and he appears to have some confidence in that regard as he prepares for TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Jun 20 - 10:26 AM

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World No. 553 John Peterson authored a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in the two-day second round of the Wells Fargo Championship to reach 5-under 139, up 13 places into a three-way T2, one back of 36-hole leader Francesco Molinari. UPDATE: Peterson's 69 tied the low round with eight others.

After an opening five-birdie three-bogey 70, the 28-year-old began four adrift of Molinari, who was also the 18-hole leader. He was 3-under thru 12 holes when play was suspended on Friday (darkness), erasing double bogey-5 at five with birdies at Nos. 2, 6, 8, 10 and 12. The Texan returned Saturday morning to play his final six holes in even-par, exchanging bogey-5 at 16 with a walk-off 4 at the par-5 18th from 16'1". Overall, he hit 10 (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, posting 1.636 putts per GIR and 1.414 SG: Putting.
May 6 - 10:06 AM

Prior to the start of round one, John Peterson has withdrawn from the Shell Houston Open, giving Trey Mullinax a spot in the field. UPDATE: Peterson returned to action at the RBC Heritage and recorded rounds of 72-74=146 (+4), leading to a missed cut.

There is no injury cited at the moment but gamers should remove Peterson from their lineups. The Fort Worth, Texas, resident arrived with a 4-for-8 record on the season, highlighted by a T12 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He currently sits at 126th in the FedExCup standings. We will update if any injury news becomes available. UPDATE: Peterson updated the situation via Twitter, "Bummed to have to WD this week. Right shoulder been hurtin for months now." Given his 11th-hour WD this week he likely felt close. This may become a week-to-week nagging injury that makes Peterson a risky option for the foreseeable future.
Mar 30 - 7:55 AM

John Peterson tore through Coco Beach Golf and Country Club with a 6-under-par 32-34=66 during the third round of the Puerto Rico Open, the lowest score recorded of the day so far to reach 11-under 205 on the week.

Making his tournament debut, Peterson eased into the week with rounds of 2-under 70 and 3-under 69 to start the week. He seems to have the course figured out the third time around, splitting 10 (of 14) fairways to make good use of lift, clean, and place. The LSU product had just one blemish on the day, a bogey at the par-4 fourth hole. That has been a trend for the week, as Peterson has just four bogeys through 54 holes. With 16 starts remaining on his Major Medical, a big Sunday finish would go along way as he needs just 342.6 FedExCup Points or $458,142 to fulfill the terms of that MME.
Mar 25 - 3:42 PM

Playing this season on a Major Medical Extension, world No. 795 John Peterson fired a career- and week-low 8-under-par 32-31=63 on Moving Day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open to reach 12-under 201, up 26 spots on the live leaderboard to T2 and good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Peterson is in a four-way T3, four back of 54-hole leader Byeong Hun An, and will play in the final threesome on Sunday.

This was Peterson's 214th career round and eclipses a previous-low 64 (x4), most recently at the 2017 OHL/R3. He raced out to a four-birdie train on holes 2-5, kicking off with a 15-footer at the par-4 second and book-ending the run with a 26-footer at the par-4 fifth. The 27-year-old gave two back with a 1-putt double bogey-6 at six before birdieing the par-4 ninth from 17'0". He went back-to-back at 10 (from 13'7"), saved par from 15'6" at the 11th, and eagled the par-5 13th (12'4"). The Texan circled birdie-4 at 15 (10'8"), 3-putted the drivable par-4 17th (for par) and dropped in a 4-footer for a walk-off 3 at 18, posting a 4.968 in SG: Putting at last glance. Thru 54 holes, he has one bogey, two doubles, 15 birdies and one eagle.
Feb 4 - 3:58 PM

John Peterson rocketed out of the gates with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-32=66 during the opening round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, grabbing the early lead with plenty of golfers still in action on day one.

Peterson arrived with a 2-for-5 record since returning from surgery on his hand. There was nothing wrong with his hand today, as he peppered 16 greens in regulation and made more than his fair share of putts. Peterson opened on the back nine today and rolled in three birdie putts from outside 10 feet before making the turn. That included a mammoth 30'4" birdie bomb at the par-4 11th. The 27-year-old cruised home from there with a 1-under 34 coming into the clubhouse. Peterson finished T61 in his 2014 WM Phoenix Open debut and this is his first time returning.
Feb 2 - 1:50 PM

Playing this season on a Major Medical Extension, John Peterson signed for a 3-under-par 36-32=68 after today's final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to post 12-under 272, up 10 places to T14 with play still in progress.

The 27-year-old entered the week with 22 events remaining to collect 453.560 FedExCup points or $704,870. More importantly, he completed four rounds for the first time since a 77th- and LAST-place finish at the no-cut CIMB Classic 54 weeks ago. Making his third OHL appearance, the LSU product opened with 71-69 to make the cut on the number, and chased with a career-tying-low bogey-free 64 and today's four-birdie one-bogey effort. He's on the cusp of eclipsing a previous-best T16 on last visit in 2015.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 02:53:00 PM

After an 11-month recess from the PGA TOUR, John Peterson is itching to return from injury as he gears up for this week's Safeway Open.

Peterson's last competitive round on the PGA TOUR came on November 20th, 2015, when he posted an even-par 72 during round two of The RSM Classic. A month later he alerted his social-media followers that he'd be having surgery on his left hand, forcing him to shut it down for the remainder of the season. The LSU product made a recent rehab stint on the Tour, posting a T48 at the Digital Ally Open and a T16 at the DAP Championship. More recently, Peterson posted the following on his Instagram, "Put many more hours into my prep than before I got hurt, great to play with no pain and be able to move how I should." Gamers with a short memory may need to be reminded of the seven top 25s he collected during the 2014-15 season, making him a fantastic rebound candidate for season-long formats.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 02:29:00 PM

John Peterson is expected to be out for the entirety of the 2015-16 season, as he alerted his social media followers. UPDATE: In his first competition since left-hand surgery in early January, Peterson shot a 2-under-par 69 in the first round of the Digital Ally Open on the Tour.

The always entertaining LSU product alerted his instagram followers by posting a photo with the caption "This season will be tough to watch from the sidelines. #TBT." While it's not a definite at this point, his comments on Twitter suggest the same timeline. Peterson first suffered this injury at the Valero Texas Open and played through the pain for the rest of the season. While gamers will miss him on the course, he will remain a must-follow on Twitter in the mean time.
Thu, Jan 28, 2016 01:36:00 PM

John Peterson alerted followers on Twitter today that he's going to miss time due to surgery on his left hand.

This goes back to an injury suffered during the Valero Texas Open in late March. Peterson would eventually get a cortisone shot in June so that he could finish the season. He'd conclude the regular portion by withdrawing during the Wyndham Championship with a hip injury before going 0-for-1 during the Playoffs. After six weeks off, he cashed once in three starts during the fall events of 2015-16 and entered the holiday break a mere T206 in the FedExCup standings. As of this posting, he has not announced a timetable to return to competition much less specified why he's having surgery. However, given his rough start to the season, he's not necessarily motivated to rush back. Golfers need time to recover from hand surgeries, but don't be surprised if he sits out long enough to qualify for a Major Medical Extension for 2016-17 in case he needs it.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 09:55:00 PM

John Peterson has deposited .86 FedExCup points in three events to open his season.

Peterson has one cash in three starts thus far in 2015-16 and that came at the 77-man no-cut CIMB Classic, where he finished DFL. Despite a final-round 6-under 66, his 72-hole aggregate of 10-over 298 left him an astonishing 36 shots back of champion Justin Thomas. In last season's sophomore campaign on TOUR, the 26-year-old made 19 of 25 cuts with seven top 25s, but for the second consecutive year, did not register a top-10 finish. His professional claim to fame remains a T4 at the 2012 U.S. Open --after sectional qualifying-- when he had no status on any tour. The 2011 NCAA individual champ (LSU) also recorded a T8 at the 2013 Zurich Classic while a Tour member, his last of two top 10s on TOUR in 68 career starts.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 06:14:00 PM

John Peterson has cracked the field of 78 for this week's CIMB Classic.

He was first alternate when the field was published on Friday afternoon, but gained entry when Brendon Todd withdrew. Peterson opened his season with a missed cut at Silverado, so he's 0-for-3 dating back to 2014-15 when he finally acquiesced to hip soreness. He'll be making his first appearance in Kuala Lumpur.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 10:44:00 PM

John Peterson registered an even-par 33-37=70 in today's opening round of The Barclays.

The banged-up 26-year-old made it only 14 holes into last week's Wyndham Championship before calling it quits with a hip injury. He went only 3-for-8 in scrambling at Plainfield today with five bogeys, but compensated with four par breakers. After connecting for par from 12'4" at the par-4 13th, Peterson scored birdie-birdie-eagle on the next three holes. That run was sparked by a conversion from 52'3" at the par-3 14th and capped by a hole-out from the fairway 74 yards out at the par-5 16th. He's five strokes off the pace of the foursome that shares the overnight lead.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 08:33:00 PM

John Peterson withdrew from the Wyndham Championship during his opening round, citing a hip injury.

He went out at Sedgefield Country Club in bogey-free 1-under-par with a birdie at the par-5 fifth, but something went awry at the turn because Peterson opened his inward half bogey-bogey-double bogey-par-bogey before walking off with four holes to play. He was 4-over at the time. This is his first mid-tournament WD in 64 PGA TOUR starts. He started the week slotted 87th in the FedExCup standings with seven top 25s. If he's able, he'll be at Plainfield Country Club for next week's Barclays.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 01:51:00 PM

John Peterson turns his attention to Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, for this week's Wyndham Championship.

Peterson missed the cut by three in 2014 in his only other appearance in Greensboro. He finished No. 179 in the FEC last year following his rookie season on TOUR, but regained his card via the Tour Finals. Peterson is a steady 19-for-23 this season with seven top-25 finishes, but no top 10s, good for 87th in the FedExCup standings. His season best is a T11 at the wind-swept Valero Texas Open at the end of March. Since the VTO, the 26-year-old has added three top 25s in 10 events, including a T18 at the RBC Heritage (Pete Dye design), a T20 at the Wells Fargo up the road in Charlotte, and a T21 in his latest action at the Quicken Loans National.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 12:29:00 AM