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John Peterson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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John Peterson didn't flirt with the course record but he did manage a bogey-free, 1-under-par 35-34=69 during round two of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, signing one (of just two) bogey-free rounds on Friday to reach 3-under 137 at the midpoint.
Peterson striped 11 (of 14) fairways en route to 14 greens. After 36 holes, he ranks T21 in fairways hit and T4 in GIR Percentage. While his ball-striking was on point, his putter didn't come along for the ride. Throughout the day he missed four birdie chances from 6-to-9 feet, losing 2.511 strokes putting on the round. On the bright side, his striking was good enough to keep his card clean. Other than Peterson, only Brandt Snedeker (-8) posted a blemish-free round today. Playing on a Major Medical Extension, Peterson has just two starts remaining to earn 214.360 FedExCup Points. Jun 8 - 7:49 PM

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Overnight leader John Peterson ballooned to a 6-over-par 38-39=77 during round two of the Wells Fargo Championship, dropping more than 25 spots on the live leaderboard to enter the weekend on even-par 142.

The LSU product rallied late in round one with back-to-back eagles to steal the first-round lead. He lost some of the magic on Friday and a cold putter was much to blame. Lowlights included six missed putts from inside nine feet, losing 3.957 strokes with the putter. On the bright side, Peterson stayed in sync with his irons, gaining nearly two strokes on approach in R2, currently ranked 1st in the stat for the week. Peterson has just three starts remaining on a Major Medical Extension (including this week) so there will be plenty of motivation for him to stay focused this weekend. If he maintains this level of ball-striking it will be hard for him to go anywhere but up.
May 4 - 6:43 PM

John Peterson popped in a pair of eagles late in his round to reach 6-under-par 32-33=65 during round one of the Wells Fargo Championship, good for sole possession of the lead after day one, leading by two strokes.

With three starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension, Peterson is playing like a man with his job on the line. Starting on the back nine today, the first highlight came at the par-4 11th where he drained a 46'5" birdie bomb. His putter went cold from there with five missed chances from 7-to-13 feet but the putter wasn't required for his final two highlights. At the par-5 seventh he holed out from the greenside bunker (56'7") for eagle. Peterson backed that up with an eagle at the following hole, as well, holing out from 103 yards to earn a big bird with an unconventional route. Since 2016 only seven other golfers have accomplished that back-to-back eagle feat. Playing his 89th career PGA TOUR event, this will be Peterson's first lead after ANY round.
May 3 - 7:04 PM

Playing alternate shot (Foursomes) during round two of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, John Peterson and Cody Gribble combined to twirl a 4-under-par 35-33=68, storming into the top 10 on the live leaderboard with a two-day tally of 10-under 134.

Arriving without any form or momentum to speak of, this duo is using that free-wheeling spirit to reverse their fortunes. After a 6-under 66 during R1 (Four-Ball), they nearly matched that effort today, despite the format being much tougher. Clutch putting was the key today, sinking seven putts in the 7-to-11 foot range, four of those to save par. They also knocked in an 18-footer for birdie at the par-4 fourth hole. Gribble entered on the heels of seven straight missed cuts and Peterson playing the final events on his Major Medical Extension. A big finish could reverse their career paths.
Apr 27 - 2:00 PM

World No. 749 John Peterson is at TPC San Antonio for this week's Valero Texas Open, his first start since a T57 (70-70-71-72) 11 weeks ago at the Phoenix Open. UPDATE: Peterson posted rounds of 76-73=149 (+5) to miss the cut by four strokes. He now has four starts remaining on his medical extension.

The Fort Worth native and resident, who celebrates his 29th birthday today (April 18th), has five starts remaining on a Major Medical Extension to earn 239.860 FedExCup points or $332,712 to retain status. He's played three so far, cashing three times with a best of T47 at the Sony in mid-January (66-64-74-69). This is the LSU product's fifth crack at the par-72 AT&T Oaks Course with a scoring average of 73.69 in 13 rounds. He missed the cut last year by nine (75-78) and has one top-60 finish among three paydays, a T11 two tries ago in 2015 (74-72-74-68).
Apr 18 - 4:00 PM

Prior to the start of the event, John Peterson has withdrawn from this week's Honda Classic with a neck injury, paving the way for Roberto Diaz to make his tournament debut.

Peterson is playing on a Major Medical with five starts remaining to earn 239.860 FedExCup Points. With the pressure on, he is 3-for-3 this season but hasn't finished any better than T47 (Sony Open). Always entertaining or controversial on Twitter, he tweeted at Tiger Woods yesterday, asking him if he wanted to play the Zurich Classic. The LSU product would love to earn a seat into that local event. There is no injury cited for this pre-tournament WD, so gamers should assume it's just a change of heart until we hear otherwise. UPDATE: Peterson added some clarity to the situation when responding to a fan on Twitter who asked if he was playing this week, "I ain’t. Neck is all kinds of messed up pro."
Feb 20 - 1:35 PM

Making his season debut, World No. 729 John Peterson crafted a 6-under-par 29-35=64 in the second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to post 10-under 130, currently T2 on the leaderboard and three short of 36-hole clubhouse leader Brian Harman.

This is the 28-year-old's fourth Sony, missing the cut last year by one and cashing a T37/2015 and T20 in 2014. He begins the season on a Major Medical Extension with eight starts to earn 273.760 FedExCup points or $375,165 to retain status. The Texan finished 174th in the FEC standings on 15 starts last season, the last of which was a MC at the Travelers in June, cashing seven times with three top 25s and a best of T12 at the WM Phoenix Open. He also played all four Tour Finals events with one WD, two MCs and a T66. The LSU product circled eight against two squares on eight (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, gaining 3.145 strokes approaching-the-green and 1.784 on-the-green with 29 total putts.
Jan 12 - 6:17 PM

John Peterson enjoyed his time away from the clubs and is now back in grind mode as he heads into 2018 with eight starts remaining on a major medical extension.

Peterson is one of the few golfers on TOUR that loves the time of year when he gets to put his clubs in the closet for a few months. That time generally means plenty of hunting for the LSU product. This year it was even easier to keep the clubs down as he recently became a father. Then on December 14th, Peterson shared a photo via social media that said, "Back in my spot gettin ready for the @SonyOpenHawaii." That should be a great spot for Peterson to pounce as five of his 11 career top 20s have come on coastal tracks. Being a Texan certainly helps playing in those windy conditions. With eight starts remaining on his Major Medical, he'll need to rack up 273.760 FedExCup Points to maintain his current status.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 05:37:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 10:26:00 AM

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.
Sat, May 6, 2017 10:06:00 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.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 07:55:00 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.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 03:42:00 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.
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 03:58:00 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.
Thu, Feb 2, 2017 01:50:00 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