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John Peterson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165
College: LSU

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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. Jul 22 - 8:03 PM

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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.
Jun 25 - 2:17 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.
Jun 10 - 2:39 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.
Jun 5 - 5:33 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.
Jun 4 - 7:08 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.
May 23 - 3:02 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.
May 20 - 8:40 AM

John Peterson gained entry into this week's RBC Heritage early this morning.

Peterson started the week as the third alternate, but it wasn't until Kevin Stadler decided to withdraw that the younger American had a tee time at Harbour Town. Peterson missed the cut here in his debut a year ago, but he's been as close to a sure thing in 2014-15 as you're going to find. He arrived in the Lowcountry having cashed in 12 of 13 starts, including a season-best T11 in his last in San Antonio. He went off the first tee at 7:50 a.m. ET today.
Apr 16 - 11:19 AM

John Peterson has been removed from the published field of this week's Shell Houston Open. NOTE: Bill Lunde also withdrew as an alternate.

Peterson finished a season-best T11 at the Valero Texas Open to rise to 53rd in the FedExCup standings. He continues to be a refreshing source of cuts made as he's missed only one in 13 starts. The native and resident of Fort Worth didn't qualify for the Masters, so he'll get two weeks off.
Mar 30 - 12:47 PM

John Peterson carded a crazy 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Valero Texas Open to end the week at even-par 288 and in the mix for a top-10 finish.

Peterson's group would have been a fun one to follow around TPC San Antonio. He circled an eagle, seven birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey. The eagle came at the par-4 fifth hole, as he holed out from 45'5" from just off the green. He nearly added a second at the par-3 13th hole, as his tee shot took a full tour of the hole before deciding to remain out for a tap-in birdie. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that he birdied each of the par 3s. The LSU product also bagged two of his birdies from outside of 12 feet. He will now look to carry on that form at the Shell Houston Open next week, where he missed the cut a year ago.
Mar 29 - 3:29 PM

John Peterson followed his opening 67 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in today's second round.

He found two fewer fairways (nine) and three fewer greens in regulation (10) than on Thursday, but still managed to beat par. Peterson converted on three scoring opportunities for birdies, including rolls of 10'1" and 15'8" at the third and fourth holes, respectively. At 6-under 138, he's a distant seven strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead, but sat T8 at last check. This is Peterson's eleventh payday in 12 starts this season, but he's yet to log a top 15.
Mar 20 - 12:42 PM

John Peterson got around Bay Hill Club and Lodge in bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 in today's opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

In his first competitive round on the course, Peterson missed only three (of 14) fairways and went 5-for-5 in scrambling while picking off five birdies. His par breakers included conventional conversions from 25'5" and 17'1" at Nos. 13 and 5, respectively. His most challenging par save was a zero-putt five-yarder from the fringe at 7. Early-tournament success has been the calling card of the PGA TOUR sophomore all season. He arrived ranked T5 in first-round scoring average (68.82). Now comes the hard part as his splits for each of the final three rounds sit north of 70.00. For the time being, he'll enjoy dinner sitting just one stroke off the clubhouse lead.
Mar 19 - 5:28 PM

John Peterson enjoyed a bogey-free, 3-under-par 34-34=68 in today's opening round of the Valspar Championship.

It was eight days ago that he withdrew from the Puerto Rico Open, giving gamers about a day's notice to adjust. That decision paid dividends early today. He missed only three (of 13) fairways and three greens in regulation while picking off three birdies. His longest conversion of the round, however, fell for par from 14'11" at the par-4 18th. Peterson missed twice inside 10 feet. He signed his card sitting two strokes adrift of the clubhouse lead.
Mar 12 - 1:08 PM

John Peterson has withdrawn from the Puerto Rico Open, according to PGA TOUR Media on Twitter.

Peterson would have been among the focal points at the tournament. He's cashed in nine of 10 starts this season with three top 25s. Currently 52nd in the FedExCup standings, the LSU product is fulfilling his vision about simplifying for success. NOTE: Olin Browne, Tom Pernice, Jr. and Frank Lickliter II also withdrew as alternates.
Mar 4 - 11:29 AM

John Peterson battled for a bogey-free 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Peterson took what Torrey Pines South gave him, circling his two birdies on the par-5 sixth and par-5 18th holes. There weren't tap ins by any stretch. He holed out from 33'6" on the sixth and 11 feet on the par-5 18th. While he won't get much attention entering the final round at 6-under 210, he is within reach of his breakthrough win with a hot round.
Feb 7 - 4:23 PM