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John Peterson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165
College: LSU

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John Peterson begins his week at the Wyndham Championship ranked 177th in the FedExCup standings and 178th on the PGA TOUR money list.
Peterson is one of the bigger surprises of the 2013-14 season, as he soared into the season riding a massive wave of momentum and confidence from the Tour. He has his work cut out for him at Sedgefield CC. If he can't crack the top 125 in one of the two aforementioned lists, he will head back down to the Tour Finals. To even enjoy conditional status on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR, he must crack the top 150 in the FEC standings at week's end. Aug 12 - 9:39 PM

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John Peterson missed the cut on the number in his 2012 debut but is back for a second chance at this week's John Deere Classic.

The LSU product posted two red numbers in his TPC Deere Run debut, but it wasn't enough. That goes to show the ease of this track, and what it takes to contend. Peterson will look to the 3.266 strokes he lost on the putting surface in those two rounds as a primary reason for missing the cut. Bad news for gamers, he currently ranks 187th in strokes gained-putting, so we may see a repeat of 2012.
Jul 8 - 9:39 AM

John Peterson spun a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to end the week at 4-under 276.

It's about time. The LSU product hadn't cracked a top 25 since a T20 at the Sony Open way back in January, but it appears that he will leave TPC Southwind with one this week. His round featured five birdies to just one bogey. Highlights included an 11'11" birdie at the opening hole and a 19-foot birdie at the par-4 10th. We will now have to wait and see if this gets him back on track.
Jun 8 - 2:29 PM

John Peterson tied for 61st in the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic and returns to take on TPC Southwind this week.

The LSU product was considered to be a big-time prospect when the season started, and cracked top 25s in two of his first four starts. Since the T20 at the Sony Open in January, he's missed nine cuts and been disqualified from another start while cashing just four checks with none better than a T59 at THE PLAYERS. It's expected that he has to snap out of this at some point, but there is nothing to signify this as being the week.
Jun 3 - 10:15 PM

John Peterson is set for his first start at THE PLAYERS in what has been a challenging 2013-14 season.

Peterson landed a spot in the field at TPC Sawgrass thanks to leading the Finals earnings list. To date, he has been a major fantasy disappointment considering his performance at the 2012 U.S. Open and how hot he was at the end of the 2013 Tour season. He is 169th in the FedExCup standings and hasn't finished inside the top 60 since the Sony Open. In that span, he's missed eight cuts and suffered a DQ at Riviera CC.
May 7 - 7:58 AM

John Peterson is looking for a spark in his home state at this week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The LSU product knows the area well and showed his love for the course last year with his lone top 10 of the season coming at TPC Louisiana. This year has been a different story with with 8-of-14 missed cuts and a DQ for not showing up to his second-round tee time at the Northern Trust Open. This week is a great opportunity for Peterson to turn his season around.
Apr 23 - 11:11 AM

John Peterson is listed in the published field of this week's Valero Texas Open.

Peterson recently packed up his Twitter bags and deleted his account. It's perhaps an indication that he has realigned his priorities and is ready to refocus on his golf game. The young LSU alumnus is certainly someone to watch closely over the next few months.
Mar 25 - 2:45 PM

John Peterson settled for a 5-over-par 33-42=75 in his opening round of The Honda Classic.

We don't see too many nine-hole splits like that. He went bogey-free 2-under on the front with birdies at 3 and 4, the latter measuring 20'7". He also poured in a par save from 11'4" at the par-3 seventh to keep the momentum alive. Peterson then went 0-for-6 in scrambling on the inward side, squaring five bogeys and a double. If it matters, his bogey at the par-5 18th featured a rinsed approach and a conversion from 21'11" to avoid a double. The first-time PGA TOUR member then went to Twitter to share his thoughts, writing, "Tough back nine to swallow. Feel like I'm playing good. Tough, tough game. ��" (That's a fist icon.) He was in our crosshairs today after getting disqualified at the Northern Trust Open for failing to get to the course for the restart that Friday morning. He cited illness but didn't officially withdraw first.
Feb 27 - 7:30 PM

John Peterson is listed in the published field of next week's Honda Classic.

Peterson was disqualified from last week's Northern Trust Open when he failed to arrive on the tee for his second round. He acknowledged later that he was dealing with an illness, but that it evolved into a DQ instead of a withdrawal was unusual. Only two of his four paydays in nine starts this season are top 60s. That's a far cry from the expectations he laid out when he finished atop the Tour Finals money list.
Feb 21 - 6:21 PM

John Peterson elected not to complete his opening round of the Northern Trust Open this morning and has been disqualified.

Peterson wasn't on site for the 7:30 a.m. restart. He was 4-over-par through 17 holes at the time. Shortly after his DQ was announced, he explained to his followers on Twitter why he didn't show: "Couldn't make it to the track this morning. Been feeling bad since Wednesday and ran a fever all night." This drops him to 4-for-9 on the season. He has only two top-60 finishes.
Feb 14 - 10:55 AM

John Peterson lit up Waialae Country Club for a blemish-free 5-under-par 31-34=65 and takes the lead in the Sony Open clubhouse at 8-under 202.

The brash young player out of LSU has been brimming with confidence during his budding professional career, and now finds himself one hot round away from becoming a PGA TOUR winner. Saturday's third round included six birdies and 12 pars, with the biggest highlight coming with a holed bunker shot for birdie on the par-4 opening hole. It was his only birdie of the round from outside seven feet. None of his stats were all that eye popping on the day, in fact he split just four of 14 fairways, but he had a knack for getting the ball in the hole quicker than most.
Jan 11 - 5:27 PM

John Peterson led the Tour Finals money list, allowing him full exemption for the 2013-14 PGA TOUR schedule including THE PLAYERS.

With starts hard to come by for grads early in 2013-14, being exempt from reshuffles is a big deal for the LSU product. For those unfamiliar with him, it won't take long for his confidence to become evident. While there are some notable differences between him and Jordan Spieth, specifically their paths to the TOUR, Peterson could be considered to be on the short list of young players to have a season that could rival the breakthrough status of a Spieth or Billy Horschel in 2013-14. With three starts under his belt in the Fall Series, Peterson made just one cut that went for a T21 at the Open.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 03:17:00 PM

John Peterson posted a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in his opening round of the Open, finishing four strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Arguably the hottest golfer in the field thanks to five consecutive top fives and finishing first in earnings at the Tour Finals, Peterson is a popular investment these days, and rightfully so. He opened and closed today's trot around CordeValle with three bogeys, but picked off an eagle and four birdies. The eagle disappeared from 12'2" at the par-5 12th hole. It's a distance from which he converted again, this time for birdie at 18. His longest par breaker occurred at the par-4 first where his attempt from off the green nine yards away dropped in.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 05:37:00 PM

John Peterson finished inside the top five in each of the four events in the Tour Finals and finishes first on that four-tournament money list.

He began with a T5 at the Hotel Fitness Championship, then tied for third at the Chiquita Classic, was alone in third at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship and shared second at the Tour Championship. Finishing first on the money list is significant due to the spoils of that success. He is fully exempt from reshuffles on the 2013-14 PGA TOUR and is also exempt into THE PLAYERS in 2014. Known for his confidence, expect him to make plenty of noise on TOUR in 2013-14.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 08:08:00 PM

John Peterson signed for a 5-under-par 36-31=67 in the third round of the Chiquita Classic and shares the 54-hole lead with Andrew Svoboda at 10-under 206.

Peterson narrowly missed securing his PGA TOUR card in the Tour regular season, but seems destined not to miss his chance in the playoffs. He entered the week sixth on the playoff money list and would likely move to first with a win on Sunday. His third lap around River Run Country Club included six birdies to just one bogey and saw him land 15 GIR.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 08:38:00 PM