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Carl Pettersson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (37) / 8/29/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 195
College: N.C. State

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Carl Pettersson posted a 4-under-par 33-35=68 in today's opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship, finishing three strokes off the overnight lead.
It's likely that not even the 37-year-old Swede saw this coming. He withdrew during his second round of last week's PLAYERS with an injury to his right knee and he's gone 15 consecutive starts sans a top 25, but he zoomed out to bogey-free 6-under through 15 holes today. His set of six birdies including conversions from 15'10" at the par-4 first and 23'10" at the par-4 eighth. Alas, Pettersson closed bogey-bogey-par to fall off the pace. But overall, given he split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, any of his faithful owners are toasting a score that equals his previous best in a lid-lifter all season. May 14 - 7:13 PM

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Carl Pettersson withdrew from THE PLAYERS during his second round due to an injury to his right knee.

He called it quits after 13 holes. Pettersson played Nos. 2, 3, 4 in 5-over-par before walking off. He was 7-over on the day and 12-over for the week. This is just his fourth mid-tournament WD in 360 PGA TOUR starts. Pettersson arrived at TPC Sawgrass slotted 118th in the FedExCup standings but with only one top 25 (T17, McGladrey). For the time being, he's scheduled to play next week's Wells Fargo Championship.
May 8 - 4:24 PM

Carl Pettersson readies for his 13th appearance at Harbour Town Golf Links and ranks 139th in FedExCup points entering the week.

The 2012 RBC champion chased that victory with T35 and MC in his next two stints at HHI. Overall, he's 8-for-12 at Harbour Town with three top 10s. On the season, the Swede has cashed in nine of 15 events with his T17 at McGladrey Classic (13 starts ago) being his lone top-25 finish. He followed a T35 at API with MCs at both stops on the Texas swing and ranks a dismal 182nd on TOUR in greens in regulation and 172nd in the all-around.
Apr 15 - 10:56 AM

Carl Pettersson is preparing to make his 13th consecutive appearance at the Valspar Championship.

The Swede's first of five PGA TOUR victories occurred at Copperhead in 2005. That was before the tournament shifted from the fall to March (in 2007), but he's added three top 25s, including a T20 last year. He could use another. Pettersson hasn't placed better than T49 in his last eight starts dating back to the Sanderson Farms Championship in November. He's still anchoring his putter, but currently ranks 159th in strokes gained: putting. The ban takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, but Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele, to name three, have already detached from that style in competition. Perhaps Pettersson should take note and throw all caution to the wind. It wouldn't be like he'd be forfeiting much in the way of results.
Mar 9 - 8:17 PM

The start of the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open was delayed one hour due to fog. UPDATE: After only nine golfers completed one hole, play was suspended. It is scheduled to resume at 11:40 a.m. PT.

Locals refer to it as the marine layer. Get used to this news as long as there are mid-morning tee times. Carl Pettersson parred the par-4 first hole on Torrey Pines South. Only Colt Knost is under par after a birdie on the par-4 10th on the North Course. Both started their rounds at 10:00 a.m. following the original delay.
Feb 5 - 11:05 AM

Carl Pettersson is set for his 11th stop at Waialae Country Club for the Sony Open.

Pettersson is the type of player that can burn fantasy players this week. He has made half of his 10 cuts, with three top 10s and a fourth top 25. Investing in him brings a missed cut squarely into play, while leaving him on the bench offers risk as well considering 40 percent of his starts have ended in top 25s. He made six consecutive cuts before missing the cut in his last start at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Whatever the ultimate decision, keep the fingers crossed.
Jan 14 - 3:54 PM

Carl Pettersson is off and running on the PGA TOUR in 2014-15, having cashed paychecks in four of his first five starts.

The highlight was easily a T17 at The McGladrey Classic, as the Swede currently ranks 79th in the FedExCup standings. One thing to keep an eye on this season is the possibility to that he will continue to experiment with his putting. There were several occasions last season where it was mentioned that he tested a traditional putter in competition. He has traditionally been known to use a long putter, but with the anchored putting ban just 13 months away it's possible he will continue to tinker. That could be a problem for gamers, as it could produce lower returns in the short run.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 08:20:00 PM

At 5-under-par 68-67=135, Carl Pettersson is four strokes behind 36-hole leader Russell Henley at The McGladrey Classic.

The Redneck Swede is quietly now 3-for-3 on the young season. He's already amassed 11 birdies at Seaside, six of which dropping in the second round and all on par 4s. Four from today's set ranged outside 12 feet, including three from longer than 20 feet. At last check, his strokes gained: putting for the round measured 3.251.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 06:41:00 PM

Carl Pettersson turns his attention to TPC Summerlin for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

The Swede had made each of his previous five cuts in this event, including two T5s and a T12 last year. Of his 16 rounds in this tournament, 15 of those have been under par. He tied for 57th at the Open last week, so he seems to be an excellent candidate to, at the very least, make the cut.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Carl Pettersson carded a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-34=66 in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship and is the early clubhouse leader at 9-under 275.

Pettersson began his week at TPC Boston ranked a distant 93rd in the FedExCup standings. His play this week has done the improbable, moving him into the safety zone and qualifying him for the BMW Championship later this week. It took a 12 foot par on the par-5 18th to seal the deal. The Swede circled five birdies and settled for 13 pars, with his 29'8" hole out from off the green at the par-4 12th easily serving as the highlight. Proximity was the key to his round, as four of his birdies fell from inside of seven feet.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 03:19:00 PM

Carl Pettersson scored a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in his opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Pettersson played like he has nothing to lose this week, because he doesn't. Ranked 93rd in the FedExCup standings, he has to be thinking top 20 or so to advance in the Playoffs. So far, so good. He hit 12 greens and circled six birdies at TPC Boston today. The highlights included a roll from 29'7" at the par-4 fifth hole and a hole-out from the rough 10 yards away at the par-4 12th; both dropped for birdie. The Swede also poured in a walk-off par save from 15'10" at the par-5 18th where he landed his approach in an unplayable lie, which led to a one-stroke penalty. Pettersson signed his card sitting just two strokes in arrears of the clubhouse lead.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Carl Pettersson readies for TPC Boston for his ninth start at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The Swede enters the week at the back of the line, ranked 93rd in the FedExCup standings. Pettersson has been hit-or-miss in his Deutsche Bank career, with two top 15s but also three missed cuts out of eight attempts. With two missed cuts in his last three events, it's hard to endorse the Swede with any confidence this week.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Carl Pettersson added a 5-under-par 31-34=65 in his second round of the Wyndham Championship to post 8-under 132, two strokes off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.

Pettersson wielded a red-hot putter for most of the round, dropping an eagle from 11'2" at the par-5 15th hole to complement four birdies. That set featured conversions from 19'2", 29 feet and 11'7" at Nos. 14, 17 and 4, respectively. However, after landing his approach at the par-4 eighth just 52 inches from the stick -- the penultimate hole of his walk -- the Swede promptly three-jacked for bogey. Despite that mess, he signed his card with a strokes gained-putting clip north of 1.200 for the round. He's missed only five greens in regulation through 36 holes.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 05:41:00 PM

Carl Pettersson, the all-time earnings leader at the Wyndham Championship, carded a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the 75th edition.

While he went to high school nearby, played collegiately at North Carolina State and didn't become a U.S. citizen until early 2012, Greensboro has always been good to the transplanted Swede. With a win and another three top fives in this tournament, the first over at Forest Oaks in 2007, Pettersson can never be counted out in the tournament. Today, he split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation en route to four birdies against one bogey. His most notable conversion measured 16'10" for birdie at the par-4 14th hole. He signed his card sitting two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Carl Pettersson lifted the trophy at Sedgefield CC in 2008 and returns this week for his 12th Wyndham Championship.

The Swede moved to Greensboro, North Carolina at age 15, and attended high school just seven miles from Sedgefield CC. It's no wonder that this event has always been a favorite for Pettersson. Since Wyndham moved to Sedgefield in 2008, he's earned two top 5s in addition to his victory. Gamers should feel confident trotting out Pettersson this week, in any format.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 11:46:00 AM