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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 showcased his true talent this fall, resulting in his current placement of 43rd in the FedExCup standings.
Peterson went 5-for-5 during the Fall Series, and currently ranks 27th on TOUR in strokes gained: tee-to-green. Fans of the LSU product have been waiting for his talent to shine through. After a rough 2013-14 campaign, Peterson now looks comfortable on the PGA TOUR, and will be a strong breakout candidate this season. Dec 4 - 6:52 PM

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John Peterson toured the Country Club of Jackson in 3-under-par 34-35=69 in his opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Peterson is quietly 3-for-3 on the season with a T22 in his last start at Seaside, so he's figuring out how to stay at this level. Today's effort included 14 greens in regulation and four birdies, but only one on a par 5. The LSU product squared just one bogey, however, that a 4 at the seventh hole. He signed his card sitting four strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Nov 6 - 4:24 PM

John Peterson closed out The McGladrey Classic with a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 to post 7-under 273 and establish the very early 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Obviously, Peterson has no chance of winning the tournament, but he provided evidence to the leaders that there is a low number on Seaside if they want it. He missed only two (of 14) fairways and one green in regulation en route to six birdies. Four of them disappeared from outside 10 feet, the most notable stretching 24 feet and 32'3" at the sixth and ninth holes, respectively. Now 3-for-3 on the season, today's result is likely going to be his best since a T19 at the St. Jude in early June.
Oct 26 - 1:02 PM

John Peterson carded a 4-under-par 36-30=66 in his opening round of The McGladrey Classic.

The second-year PGA TOUR member is pouncing on his new lease on life, so to speak. He arrived having cashed in the first two events and is now poised to make it three in a row. Peterson split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation en route to six birdies. His longest measured just 11'9" at the par-4 11th hole. He also bogeyed Nos. 2 and 3, the latter with a three-putt from 40'8", but he walked off leading the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green. At last check, it read a gaudy 5.273. He signed his card sitting only one stroke adrift of the foursome sharing the clubhouse lead.
Oct 23 - 6:28 PM

At 2-under-par 70-70=140, John Peterson survived the cut on the number at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

He was 4-over through 28 holes before turning on the jets to secure a payday. His burst began with a standard-issue birdie at the par-4 11th. He then buried a birdie from 35'2" at the par-4 12th and holed his third from 15 yards away off the green for eagle at the par-5 13th. Peterson picked off two more birdies before walking off with a huge par save from six feet at the last. Now, because 79 golfers survived the cut, another cut of low 70 and ties will fall at the conclusion of 54 holes, so the second-year PGA TOUR member needs to draw on today's conclusion in the third round to secure a tee time on Sunday.
Oct 17 - 9:35 PM

John Peterson failed to retain his PGA TOUR status via his 2013-14 performance on TOUR, but dropped down to the Tour Finals to pick up a 2014-15 card.

The brash youngster tied for 12th in the Hotel Fitness Championship and locked up his card with a runner-up finish at the Chiquita Classic the very next week. Many gamers were burned by Peterson a year ago, meaning he may turn into a solid value for those willing to give him a second chance. He is obviously a year older, although a close eye on his Twitter account would render it debatable as to if he is a year wiser. He is fourth in the opening reshuffle, so he should have no trouble in setting his schedule early in the year.
Oct 3 - 9:23 PM

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

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