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Carl Pettersson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/29/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 195
College: N.C. State

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Carl Pettersson completed his week at The Greenbrier Classic with a bogey-free 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round.
It was all pars on the front nine at The Old White TPC for the Swede, but he heated up on the back. A 10'7" birdie on the par-4 10th got him on the board. He added a short birdie at the par-5 12th and picked up his final circle at the par-4 16th from 16 feet. Pettersson ends the week at 4-under 276. Jul 6 - 12:29 PM

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Carl Pettersson signed for a 2-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Travelers Championship, landing inside the top 10 at 11-under 269.

The Swede split just seven (of 14) fairways in his Sunday navigation of TPC River Highlands. Playing out of the rough didn't yield many scoring chances, and his putter stayed relatively quiet. The Swede has now signed for red numbers in 11 of his last 14 TPC River Highland rounds, and should be considered strongly in future editions. You can mark this down as Pettersson's second straight top-10 finish.
Jun 22 - 5:34 PM

Carl Pettersson kept the pedal down on his way to a 4-under-par 34-32=66 in the third round of the Travelers Championship.

Pettersson put on a driving exhibition, splitting all 14 fairways on his way to his third consecutive round in the 60s. Unfortunately, his putter did not cooperate, as he missed three putts inside 6'3" and walked off the course with a -1.561 strokes gained-putting. Sitting at 9-under 201, the Swede is right in the thick of things.
Jun 21 - 4:05 PM

Carl Pettersson spun a 1-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic to share third place with Webb Simpson and Matt Every at 8-under 272.

His last lap around TPC Southwind featured three birdies and two bogeys, with a 15'11" birdie at the par-4 seventh and a 10'4" birdie at the par-4 17th serving as the highlights. He finished the week first in GIR and third in driving accuracy, so ball-striking was clearly the key to his success this week. He entered the week 115th in the FedExCup standings, and on the bubble for the Playoffs later this season. He is now projected in 80th, which makes him a virtual lock to finish inside the top 25.
Jun 8 - 4:19 PM

Carl Pettersson signed for a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in the third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and enters the finale inside the top 10 at 7-under 203.

Pettersson alternated three birdies with two bogeys on his lap around TPC Southwind, with an 18'4" birdie on the the par-4 ninth and a 10'2" birdie on the par-4 12th serving as the highlights. He landed 15 GIR on the round, and leads the tournament with 41 in the first 54 holes. The Swede is also first in driving accuracy, so the ball-striking is on point. He will try and score his second top 10 of the season later this afternoon.
Jun 8 - 11:07 AM

Carl Pettersson reached the midpoint of the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 6-under-par 67-67=134 and sits alone in second place six strokes adrift of 36-hole clubhouse leader Ben Crane.

The Swede was back at TPC Southwind for this morning's delayed restart. Once finished, he had traded five birdies with two bogeys after penciling in six and three, respectively, in his identical score in the lid-lifter. Pettersson holed a bunker shot for birdie from eight yards away at the par-5 third. He also rolled in birdies from 22 feet at 5 and 17'5" at 14. For good measure, he added a bogey save from the fringe five yards out at the par-4 10th. This is just the third time in 20 starts this season that he's opened with consecutive red numbers. He'd go on to tie for 12th at the Shriners and post a season-best T4 in Puerto Rico, beating par in all four rounds of each.
Jun 7 - 9:33 AM

Carl Pettersson keeps a busy schedule as he turns his attention to this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The Swede is teeing it up for the 11th time in the last 13 weeks. In that time, Pettersson has nibbled his way from 143rd to 107th in the FedExCup standings. His track record at Colonial is a solid 8-for-10 with five top 35s, but you'll have to excuse him if he looks a little mentally exhausted this week.
May 21 - 10:22 AM

Carl Petterson missed the cut at the RBC Heritage last week and now turns his attention to the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The Swede was a past winner at Harbour Town, so his missed cut is a yellow flag for this week. Prior to that, he had made five consecutive cuts, with three going for top 20s. He's played this event sporadically over the years, ultimately making half of his six cuts.
Apr 22 - 9:31 PM

Carl Pettersson enjoyed a 2-under-par 36-34=70 for his opening round of the Valero Texas Open.

The Redneck Swede is on a nice, little run of late. After sharing fourth place in Puerto Rico, he tied for 20th at Copperhead and sits 105th in the FedExCup standings. He split only five (of 14) fairways today but landed 12 greens in regulation and circled three birdies. The most notable of that set measured 15'9" at the par-4 10th hole, but his longest of the day was a par save from 19'6" at the par-5 18th after he found a greenside bunker with his third. Pettersson signed his card sitting two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Mar 27 - 6:56 PM

Carl Pettersson signed for a 3-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Puerto Rico Open to finish the tournament at 16-under 272.

Pettersson picked up six birdies to three bogeys on his navigation of Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico. It was a birdie at the par-5 18th that secured his first top five since sharing fourth in the 2012 Wyndham Championship. This should serve as a nice jolt of confidence in the weeks ahead.
Mar 9 - 4:47 PM

Carl Petterson crafted a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in the third round of the Puerto Rico Open and is the first in the clubhouse at 13-under 203.

The Swede squared his only bogey of the day at the par-4 first, then rattled off seven birdies and 10 pars the rest of the way. Amazingly, his seven birdies came after finding just 10 GIR. He's cashed just three times in eight events in 2013-14, so a solid performance this week wasn't exactly predictable. Pettersson missed his first four cuts of 2014 before sharing 46th at The Honda Classic last week. He entered the week 143rd in the FedExCup standings.
Mar 8 - 3:07 PM

Carl Pettersson is scheduled to make his ninth appearance at the Waste Management Phoenix Open where he's finished no better than T25 (2009) among six paydays.

If the Swede hasn't been rattled by the anchoring ban (effective Jan. 1, 2016), then his results aren't offering any proof. A year ago, he sat inside the top 35 of the Official World Golf Ranking, but he's currently 128th. He's registered just one top 50 (T12, Shriners) in his last 13 starts. He's still just 36 years of age, so we can't write him off, but he hasn't been valued this low in his career.
Jan 28 - 10:17 PM

Carl Pettersson began the 2013-14 season by making two cuts in three attempts.

It doesn't sound like much, but after winning on TOUR in 2012 and finishing runner-up twice, he managed only one top 10 in 2013. Diving into the details, the putter was the difference. After ranking 21st in strokes gained in 2012, he dropped to 111th last season. The anchored putting ban looming large on the horizon (Jan. 1, 2016) and the Swede was one of the biggest opponents of it, so perhaps it's ironic that his putter left him while anchoring is still allowed.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 08:29:00 PM

Carl Pettersson posted a 4-under-par 30-36=66 in his opening round of The McGladrey Classic.

It's been some time since we've seen Pettersson much on television, much less populating leaderboards, which means you can't rule out the impact that the anchoring ban (effective Jan. 1, 2016) has on him. His only top 20 in a stroke-play event during the 2013 season occurred at the season-opening stop at Kapalua where he finished alone in eighth place. And until making today's score official, he hadn't put five sub-par rounds together since his first five in Hawaii in January. (He was under par in all four rounds of the Shriners three weeks ago en route to a T12.) Pettersson squared two bogeys on Sea Island in his first round, but he rolled in an eagle from 33'5" at the par-5 15th hole to complement four birdies, the longest measuring 29'9" at 10, his first of the day. He'd sign his card sitting four strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 08:54:00 AM

Carl Pettersson carded a bogey-free 5-under-par 34-32=66 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in the final round, finishing the tournament at 14-under 270.

The Swede opened with a birdie at the par-4 first, then signed for 11 pars before heating up late. He took advantage of the scoring holes at TPC Summerlin with birdies on the par-5 13th and reachable par-4 15th, then adding an eagle at the par-5 16th for good measure. Should he hold on for a top 10, it would be his first since the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January of 2013.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 06:47:00 PM