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Carl Pettersson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 8/29/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 195

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Eagle Point Golf Club member Carl Pettersson will feel quite comfortable as he preps for this week's Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The Swede is one of two golfers in the field who have membership at this week's course, Eagle Point Golf Club, with the other being Webb Simpson. It's been reported that Pettersson owns the course record here at Eagle Point, so he should have a nice leg up to start the week. However, once the golf starts, he'll have to overcome his season-long form which shows a 4-for-16 record. On the bright side, he recently posted his first top 30 of the last two seasons (T16 at the Valero Texas Open). Pettersson is a nice high-risk, high-reward sleeper this week in deeper fantasy formats. May 2 - 9:24 AM
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World No. 901 Carl Pettersson crafted a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in today's third round of the Valero Texas Open to reach the three-quarter pole on 6-under 210, up seven spots on the live leaderboard to T3, one adrift of 54-hole clubhouse leader Branden Grace.

After kicking off in 73-66, the 39-year-old began in a 7-way logjam on 5-under (T10), three shy of 36-hole co-leaders Bud Cauley and Tony Finau. He mustered eight (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, gaining 2.628 strokes tee-to-green. The NC State product squared a lone bogey-5 at the fourth and is currently pacing the field in the latter with only four squares thru 54 holes. He was birdie-less 1-over after 13 holes, getting on the board with birdie-4 at 14, adding a walk-off 4 at the par-5 18th from 4'4". The Swede posted 1.818 putts per GIR and 0.799 in SG: Putting, the current leader in SGP with a cumulative 6.896.
Apr 22 - 5:50 PM

Playing this season on a Top 50 Career Money Exemption, World No. 901 Carl Pettersson enjoyed a 6-under-par 34-32=66 in the second round of the Valero Texas Open to post 5-under 139, up 91 spots on the live leaderboard to T3, three back of clubhouse leader Bud Cauley.

The Swede is a 5-time TOUR winner in 410 career events, most recently at the 2012 RBC Heritage. This is his seventh VTO and after an opening 73, will improve to 4-for-7 and posted his best number here in 20 laps, previously 68 (x2). The North Carolina resident entered the week just 3-for-14 on the season, 206th in the FedExCup standings, and off four consecutive missed cuts, six in his last seven. He sleepwalked to a one-birdie two-bogey effort on Day 1 but lit it up in R2, silencing a lone bogey-5 at four (errant tee shot) with seven birdies at holes 1, 5, 6, 12, 14, 16 and 17, four from between 22 and 28 feet and also "saved" bogey from 12'2" at 18. The NC State product landed 14 greens in regulation and posted 1.500 putts per GIR and at last check, 4.840 SG: Putting.
Apr 21 - 2:37 PM

Carl Pettersson makes his way back to Pacific Palisades, California, for a 15th appearance at this week's Genesis Open.

The Swede is 10-for-14 at this event with a T7 (2006) and T13 (2007) as the standout performances. Unfortunately, his recent form is nowhere near that level of consistency. In fact, he's earned a paycheck in just 2-of-8 starts this season, a T35 at the Safeway Open and an 82nd-place finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii. The five-time TOUR winner is still struggling to adjust to the anchoring ban. Although, you could argue his problems are not isolated to the flat stick right now. Pettersson has dropped to 688th in the Official World Golf Ranking, once as high as 28th (after the WGC-HSBC Champions in November of 2012). Gamers can avoid the Swede until he shows any sign of form.
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Feb 14 - 10:06 PM

After finishing 214th in the FedExCup standings in 2015-16, Carl Pettersson is using a one-time exemption for being in the Top 50 in career earnings to play 2016-17.

The five-time TOUR champ concluded calendar year 2015 at No. 171 in the Official World Golf Ranking and will end 2016 at No. 594. That reflects a season where he missed a career-high 14 cuts (in 22 starts) and also had three mid-tourney WDs. Of the five cuts that the 39-year-old made, his best was T39 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms, the first time in 14 seasons that he failed to record at least one top-25 finish. Outlook for 2017 doesn't look promising thus far with four MCs in five events, cashing a T35 at the opposite-field Sanderson Farms. Pettersson's last win was 128 starts ago at the 2012 RBC Heritage.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 05:41:00 AM

Carl Pettersson blitzed the Country Club of Jackson with a 7-under-par 34-31=65 during the opening round of the Sanderson Farms Chamionship, placing him two strokes off the early leader Kevin Streelman.

The 39-year-old Swede is making his third appearance at the CC of Jackson, and today's effort was his best to-date. Pettersson split 11 (of 14) fairways to keep himself in position throughout the round. From there he gained 3.584 strokes approaching the green, despite his 13-for-18 GIR looking less than stellar. That number was largely influenced by the highlight of his round, a 162-yard hole-out eagle from the fairway at the par-4 16th. After finishing 214th on the FedExCup leaderboard last season, Pettersson is using his Top 50 on Career Money List exemption this year. With starts tougher to come by in this category, Pettersson will look to get the most of every opportunity given.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Carl Pettersson played eight holes at 5-over before withdrawing from the Zurich Classic of New Orleans due to a wrist injury. UPDATE: Pettersson returned to action on May 12th at THE PLAYERS and posted 1-under 68-75=143, one outside the projected cut line.

The Swede found one (of seven) fairways one his way toward a pair of bogeys, two double bogeys, and a lone birdie. As you might guess, the birdie came on the one hole where he striped a fairway. He found water off the tee on his lone par 3 played, leading to a double bogey. This goes in the books as his third mid-tournament WD of the season. Pettersson is now 4-for-14 on the season and continues to struggle following the anchored-putter ban.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 10:42:00 AM

Past champ Carl Pettersson ballooned to a 13-over-par 37-47=84 in the third round of the RBC Heritage and at 11-over 224, will not have a Sunday tee time.

A total of 82 players made the 36-hole cut of 2-over 144, 20 on the number, so a second cut of low 70 and ties was required after 54 holes. Pettersson, the 2012 RBC champ, sat T21 after two laps on 2-under 140 (71-69), and kicked off R3 with an eagle from the fringe 12 feet, eight inches away at the par-5 second. He chased with four consecutive bogeys on Nos. 3-6 and added a birdie-3 at nine to turn 1-over. The 38-year-old came home in birdie-less 12-over 47, squaring three bogeys, three doubles, and a triple bogey-7. His 84 dropped him 60 places to 81st place, and coupled with Daniel Summerhay's 80 (posted later), allowed seven players at 7-over 220 to play on Sunday. Joining Pettersson on the pine for the finale are: 221- RBC's Nick Taylor; Michael Kim; Greg Owen; Andres Gonzales ... 223- Chris Stroud ... 227- Hiroshi Iwata.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 06:14:00 PM

Past champ Carl Pettersson returns to Harbour Town Golf Links for his 14th consecutive RBC Heritage.

The North Carolina resident is a five-time winner on the PGA TOUR but is fast approaching a four-year winless drought. His last 'W' came here in 2012 in his 10th appearance. The 38-year-old has two other top 10s at the RBC, but those have some age on them as well (T8/2007; T3/2004). His scoring average on the par 71 in 44 career rounds is 70.61. The Swede is suffering through a horrific start to the 2015-16 season with just three cashes on 11 starts and $44k in earnings. In his last eight events, he's missed five cuts and WD'd twice, finishing 72 holes only once for T59 at the Northern Trust.
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Wed, Apr 13, 2016 07:49:00 PM

Carl Pettersson has withdrawn from this week's Honda Classic, his second mid-tournament WD in the month of February. UPDATE: Pettersson returned to action on March 10th with a first-round 4-over 75 at the Valspar Championship.

The Swede opened on the back nine and carded three doubles bogeys, an old-fashioned single bogey, and one birdie before the infamous quad bogey reared its head on the par-5 18th hole. That rocketed his score up to 10-over 45 as he would have made the turn. Instead, he walked straight into the clubhouse, there was no reason cited at the time. He backed out of the WM Phoenix Open earlier this month, citing a wrist injury, so that may be the culprit yet again. Gamers should continue to avoid the Swede until he can prove a clean bill of health.
Thu, Feb 25, 2016 02:51:00 PM

After five holes of his second round, Carl Pettersson withdrew from the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a wrist injury. UPDATE: Pettersson returned to action on Feb. 18th with an even-par 35-36=71 in the first round of the Northern Trust Open.

The 38-year-old posted a 1-over 72 in the first round, and was 3-over thru his first five holes of round two when he bowed out. Peterrsson entered the week off three straight missed cuts in 2016 and also missed his last two cuts at TPC Scottsdale, so there is probably little fantasy impact, if any. This was the Swede's fifth mid-tournament WD in his 381st career start. He was in the first threesome of No. 10 tee on Friday morning leaving partners Jeff Overton and William McGirt to fend for themselves.
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 11:11:00 AM

Carl Pettersson puts all his focus on Torrey Pines ahead of this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

The Swede looks to rediscover the code of Torrey Pines success. Since a runner-up finish in his 2003 debut, he's failed to find the top 15 again in nine starts since. The problem is avoiding big numbers as he's signed for rounds of 2-over 74 or worse in 14 of his last 30 rounds here. Current form is not on his side, either, as he's finished T39 or worse in all five starts to kick off the new season.
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Wed, Jan 27, 2016 11:59:00 AM

Carl Pettersson finished 37th in strokes gained: putting last season but the anchored broomstick exits stage right with the ban of anchored strokes effective Jan. 1.

The 38-year-old was one of nine TOUR players back in 2013 that were exploring legal recourse against the organization's decision to adopt USGA Rule 14-1b banning anchored strokes, but that went nowhere. So all eyes will be on him et al. in this regard. The Swede played three fall events and posted T48 (Frys.com), CUT (Shriners) and T39 at the Sanderson Farms after rounds of 67-69-73-71. Subsequently, he was a pre-tourney WD at both the OHL and RSM Classics. Pettersson finished 77th in the FedExCup race last season, making the Playoffs for the sixth straight season and eighth overall in the FEC's nine-year history.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 09:03:00 AM

Carl Pettersson has elected not to compete in The RSM Classic.

He stepped out of the field at last week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba early in the week as well. So, the Swede will enter the holiday break 2-for-3 with no top 35s. He's also all done having the option to anchor his putter in PGA TOUR competition as the ban takes effect on Jan. 1.
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Wed, Nov 18, 2015 01:12:00 PM

Carl Pettersson has withdrawn from this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

The 38-year-old is 2-for-3 on the young season, the second cut made occurring in Mississippi where he's playing the third round at the moment. He's had virtually zero success at El Camaleón, so gamers won't miss his absence.
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Mon, Nov 9, 2015 09:14:00 AM