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John Peterson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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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. Oct 12 - 2:29 PM

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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.
Jan 28 - 1:36 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

John Peterson makes sure his passport is not expired ahead of this week's RBC Canadian Open.

The LSU product continues to show consistency missing just three cuts in 21 tries. His weakness remains with the flat stick, currently ranked 158th in strokes gained:putting. Peterson's tee-to-green game keeps him in contention every week, and it will only take one good week of hot putting to see him hoisted into the winner's circle.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 08:03:00 PM

John Peterson returned to competition at today's Travelers Championship with an even-par 36-34=70 in his opening round.

Out since missing the cut at Memorial with soreness in his left hand, Peterson receive a cortisone shot to relieve the pain. From an execution standpoint, it did the trick as he hit 14 greens in regulation at TPC River Highlands today. That yielded four birdies, including a roll from just inside 15 feet at the par-4 second hole. However, the black mark on his card occurred at the par-5 13th where he penciled in an 8. Peterson found water with his tee ball and his third en route to the triple bogey. He'd signed his card sitting six shots off the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 02:17:00 PM

John Peterson alerted his followers on Twitter today that he's probable to return to competition at the Travelers Championship on June 25-28.

Peterson wrote, "Shot the hand up with cortisone should be good for the @TravelersChamp." He's referring to his left hand, which he's cited as a source of discomfort since late March. All things considered, this is as good a solution as any, so there's no need to bail if you're on board in the long-term.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 02:39:00 PM

John Peterson recovered to shoot 1-under-par 40-31=71 in today's second round of the Memorial, but will miss the cut and take at least two weeks off.

As we relayed on Thursday, Peterson alerted his followers on Twitter that he injured his hand in March, but he linked eight paydays before today. In an update at, Alex Miceli reported that the golfer suffered the injury in San Antonio (March 26-29). (It's not the first time we've heard stories of the same coming from the Valero Texas Open.) So, now, Peterson will see a doctor in Fort Worth for rest and possible treatment. "Hopefully they'll just give me a shot and I'll be back for Travelers (June 25-28)," said Peterson, who has withdrawn from U.S. Open sectional qualifying and next week's St. Jude Classic. "I hope it's nothing serious, but every time I pull the club back, any pressure on this (left) thumb and I just didn't know where the ball was going. So the last nine holes, I said, screw it, didn't make a bogey and made five birdies." Truth. He birdied five of the first six holes coming in today.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 05:33:00 PM

John Peterson blew up for a 6-over-par 37-41=78 in today's opening round of the Memorial, and then alerted his followers on Twitter that he isn't 100 percent.

Peterson opened the day with a birdie conversion from 30'5" at the par-4 10th hole. He added just one more birdie (at the par-4 17th) while squaring three bogeys, one double and a snowman at the par-5 fifth. Then this in two tweets: "gonna give it a go and try to make the cut tmrw [sic] but my left hand has been hurtin [sic] since San Antonio. After tmrw [sic], I have to get it looked at. ... Been taking 4-6 Advil a round and at 26 [years of age] I can't be doing that. It has gotten worse since March." If we go back to The Honda Classic, which ended on March 1, he's 8-for-8 with a pair of top 20s. That streak is probably going to come to an end on Friday after which all bets are off on when he'll play again. He's not yet eligible for the U.S. Open, so we might see him at sectional qualifying on Monday.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Fort Worth native John Peterson backed up to a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and at 3-over 213 will not be teeing it up on Sunday.

Peterson, who grew up on Colonial Country Club, was one of 15 golfers at T66 after two rounds had been completed, so a second cut of low 70 and ties was required after 54 holes. Joining Peterson on the pine for Sunday: 212--Jarrod Lyle; Harrison Frazar; Steve Wheatcroft; Chad Collins; Patrick Rodgers ... 213--John Peterson ... 216--Kyle Reifers.
Sat, May 23, 2015 03:02:00 PM

John Peterson should feel right at home during this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Peterson grew up playing Colonial Country Club, and now returns for his second start as a professional. The LSU product has played this venue hundreds of times during his lifetime so his course knowledge will be far more advanced than a typical second-timer. Peterson opened with a 6-under 64 on his way to a T26 in his 2013 debut, and there is no reason to doubt his ability to repeat or improve upon that effort this week.
Wed, May 20, 2015 08:40:00 AM