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John Peterson has withdrawn from the Puerto Rico Open, according to PGA TOUR Media on Twitter.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

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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

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.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 01:02:00 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.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 06:28:00 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.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 09:35:00 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.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 09:23:00 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.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 09:39:00 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.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 09:39:00 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.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 02:29:00 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.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 10:15:00 PM