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John Peterson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 165

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Playing this season on a Major Medical Extension, world No. 795 John Peterson fired a career- and week-low 8-under-par 32-31=63 on Moving Day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open to reach 12-under 201, up 26 spots on the live leaderboard to T2 and good for the early 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Peterson is in a four-way T3, four back of 54-hole leader Byeong Hun An, and will play in the final threesome on Sunday.
This was Peterson's 214th career round and eclipses a previous-low 64 (x4), most recently at the 2017 OHL/R3. He raced out to a four-birdie train on holes 2-5, kicking off with a 15-footer at the par-4 second and book-ending the run with a 26-footer at the par-4 fifth. The 27-year-old gave two back with a 1-putt double bogey-6 at six before birdieing the par-4 ninth from 17'0". He went back-to-back at 10 (from 13'7"), saved par from 15'6" at the 11th, and eagled the par-5 13th (12'4"). The Texan circled birdie-4 at 15 (10'8"), 3-putted the drivable par-4 17th (for par) and dropped in a 4-footer for a walk-off 3 at 18, posting a 4.968 in SG: Putting at last glance. Thru 54 holes, he has one bogey, two doubles, 15 birdies and one eagle. Feb 4 - 3:58 PM

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John Peterson rocketed out of the gates with a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-32=66 during the opening round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, grabbing the early lead with plenty of golfers still in action on day one.

Peterson arrived with a 2-for-5 record since returning from surgery on his hand. There was nothing wrong with his hand today, as he peppered 16 greens in regulation and made more than his fair share of putts. Peterson opened on the back nine today and rolled in three birdie putts from outside 10 feet before making the turn. That included a mammoth 30'4" birdie bomb at the par-4 11th. The 27-year-old cruised home from there with a 1-under 34 coming into the clubhouse. Peterson finished T61 in his 2014 WM Phoenix Open debut and this is his first time returning.
Feb 2 - 1:50 PM

Playing this season on a Major Medical Extension, John Peterson signed for a 3-under-par 36-32=68 after today's final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to post 12-under 272, up 10 places to T14 with play still in progress.

The 27-year-old entered the week with 22 events remaining to collect 453.560 FedExCup points or $704,870. More importantly, he completed four rounds for the first time since a 77th- and LAST-place finish at the no-cut CIMB Classic 54 weeks ago. Making his third OHL appearance, the LSU product opened with 71-69 to make the cut on the number, and chased with a career-tying-low bogey-free 64 and today's four-birdie one-bogey effort. He's on the cusp of eclipsing a previous-best T16 on last visit in 2015.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 02:53:00 PM

After an 11-month recess from the PGA TOUR, John Peterson is itching to return from injury as he gears up for this week's Safeway Open.

Peterson's last competitive round on the PGA TOUR came on November 20th, 2015, when he posted an even-par 72 during round two of The RSM Classic. A month later he alerted his social-media followers that he'd be having surgery on his left hand, forcing him to shut it down for the remainder of the season. The LSU product made a recent rehab stint on the Web.com Tour, posting a T48 at the Digital Ally Open and a T16 at the DAP Championship. More recently, Peterson posted the following on his Instagram, "Put many more hours into my prep than before I got hurt, great to play with no pain and be able to move how I should." Gamers with a short memory may need to be reminded of the seven top 25s he collected during the 2014-15 season, making him a fantastic rebound candidate for season-long formats.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 02:29:00 PM

John Peterson is expected to be out for the entirety of the 2015-16 season, as he alerted his social media followers. UPDATE: In his first competition since left-hand surgery in early January, Peterson shot a 2-under-par 69 in the first round of the Digital Ally Open on the Web.com Tour.

The always entertaining LSU product alerted his instagram followers by posting a photo with the caption "This season will be tough to watch from the sidelines. #TBT." While it's not a definite at this point, his comments on Twitter suggest the same timeline. Peterson first suffered this injury at the Valero Texas Open and played through the pain for the rest of the season. While gamers will miss him on the course, he will remain a must-follow on Twitter in the mean time.
Thu, Jan 28, 2016 01:36:00 PM

John Peterson alerted followers on Twitter today that he's going to miss time due to surgery on his left hand.

This goes back to an injury suffered during the Valero Texas Open in late March. Peterson would eventually get a cortisone shot in June so that he could finish the season. He'd conclude the regular portion by withdrawing during the Wyndham Championship with a hip injury before going 0-for-1 during the Playoffs. After six weeks off, he cashed once in three starts during the fall events of 2015-16 and entered the holiday break a mere T206 in the FedExCup standings. As of this posting, he has not announced a timetable to return to competition much less specified why he's having surgery. However, given his rough start to the season, he's not necessarily motivated to rush back. Golfers need time to recover from hand surgeries, but don't be surprised if he sits out long enough to qualify for a Major Medical Extension for 2016-17 in case he needs it.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 09:55:00 PM

John Peterson has deposited .86 FedExCup points in three events to open his season.

Peterson has one cash in three starts thus far in 2015-16 and that came at the 77-man no-cut CIMB Classic, where he finished DFL. Despite a final-round 6-under 66, his 72-hole aggregate of 10-over 298 left him an astonishing 36 shots back of champion Justin Thomas. In last season's sophomore campaign on TOUR, the 26-year-old made 19 of 25 cuts with seven top 25s, but for the second consecutive year, did not register a top-10 finish. His professional claim to fame remains a T4 at the 2012 U.S. Open --after sectional qualifying-- when he had no status on any tour. The 2011 NCAA individual champ (LSU) also recorded a T8 at the 2013 Zurich Classic while a Web.com Tour member, his last of two top 10s on TOUR in 68 career starts.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 06:14:00 PM

John Peterson has cracked the field of 78 for this week's CIMB Classic.

He was first alternate when the field was published on Friday afternoon, but gained entry when Brendon Todd withdrew. Peterson opened his season with a missed cut at Silverado, so he's 0-for-3 dating back to 2014-15 when he finally acquiesced to hip soreness. He'll be making his first appearance in Kuala Lumpur.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 10:44:00 PM

John Peterson registered an even-par 33-37=70 in today's opening round of The Barclays.

The banged-up 26-year-old made it only 14 holes into last week's Wyndham Championship before calling it quits with a hip injury. He went only 3-for-8 in scrambling at Plainfield today with five bogeys, but compensated with four par breakers. After connecting for par from 12'4" at the par-4 13th, Peterson scored birdie-birdie-eagle on the next three holes. That run was sparked by a conversion from 52'3" at the par-3 14th and capped by a hole-out from the fairway 74 yards out at the par-5 16th. He's five strokes off the pace of the foursome that shares the overnight lead.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 08:33:00 PM

John Peterson withdrew from the Wyndham Championship during his opening round, citing a hip injury.

He went out at Sedgefield Country Club in bogey-free 1-under-par with a birdie at the par-5 fifth, but something went awry at the turn because Peterson opened his inward half bogey-bogey-double bogey-par-bogey before walking off with four holes to play. He was 4-over at the time. This is his first mid-tournament WD in 64 PGA TOUR starts. He started the week slotted 87th in the FedExCup standings with seven top 25s. If he's able, he'll be at Plainfield Country Club for next week's Barclays.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 01:51:00 PM

John Peterson turns his attention to Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, for this week's Wyndham Championship.

Peterson missed the cut by three in 2014 in his only other appearance in Greensboro. He finished No. 179 in the FEC last year following his rookie season on TOUR, but regained his card via the Web.com Tour Finals. Peterson is a steady 19-for-23 this season with seven top-25 finishes, but no top 10s, good for 87th in the FedExCup standings. His season best is a T11 at the wind-swept Valero Texas Open at the end of March. Since the VTO, the 26-year-old has added three top 25s in 10 events, including a T18 at the RBC Heritage (Pete Dye design), a T20 at the Wells Fargo up the road in Charlotte, and a T21 in his latest action at the Quicken Loans National.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 12:29:00 AM

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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 08:03:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 02:17:00 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.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 02:39:00 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 Golfweek.com, 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.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 05:33:00 PM