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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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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

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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

John Peterson enjoyed an 8-under-par 31-33=64 in his opening round of the Humana Challenge at PGA West's Nicklaus Private, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead.

Peterson got right after it with a birdie-3 on the 10th hole. He'd circle four more on his front side, and then two more on the back before finally back-peddling with a bogey at the par-4 sixth. An eagle-3 at No. 8 vaulted him to the top of the leaderboard. It's the third time that the PGA TOUR sophomore has carded a career-low 64 on the circuit. He's gunning to go 7-for-7 on the season. Palmer Private at PGA West awaits Peterson on Friday.
Jan 22 - 5:11 PM

John Peterson fashioned a 5-under-par 31-34=65 in his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Peterson's vow to simplify for 2014-15 has paid dividends. He arrived in Honolulu having cashed in his first five starts, all of which sparked by a red number. Make it six. Beginning his loop around Waialae at the par-4 10th hole, he opened birdie-birdie-birdie to set the tone. That trio was highlighted by a conversion from 28'8" at 12. After a sloppy bogey at the par-3 17th, he eagled the par-5 18th from inside six-and-a-half feet. Peterson's lone par breaker coming in was a walk-off 4 at No. 9. Until he illustrates otherwise, we need to continue to expect good things from the 25-year-old.
Jan 15 - 6:14 PM

John Peterson tied for 20th in the 2014 Sony Open and is back for another crack at Waialae Country Club this week.

Peterson managed to break par in each of his four laps around the par-70 layout a year ago. He has made each of his first five cuts in the 2014-15 season, and ranks 50th in the FedExCup standings. It seems likely that all of the converging trends point to a solid week at Waialae.
Jan 13 - 2:41 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 06:52:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 04:24:00 PM