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