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Carl Pettersson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (38) / 8/29/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 195
College: N.C. State

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Carl Pettersson parades into TPC Boston for this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.
The Swede arrives in Norton, Massachusetts, ranked 77th in the FedExCup standings. His current form is very interesting, if you believe in pattern play. Over the last eight starts he's alternated top-15 finishes with finishes outside the top 70. Should the trend continue, we'll be seeing Pettersson near the top this weekend after a missed cut at Plainfield Country Club. On top of all that, he finished T9 at last year's DB Championship. Aug 31 - 10:13 PM

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Carl Pettersson authored a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in today's final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club to wrap his 13th appearance at 14-under 266, three back of champion Davis Love III.

Pettersson won the Wyndham in the inaugural edition at Sedgefield CC in 2008 at 21-under, including a course-record 61 in round two. He was unable to add another title in Greensboro, North Carolina, but the Raleigh resident and NC State product did bag his fifth top 10 in 13 visits. He's a cumulative 93-under in his last nine trips to the Wyndham, which astonishingly included two missed cuts in 2010 and 2013. After opening this year's edition in 64-67-68, the Swede finalized matters with his five birdie against two bogey loop. His set included three consecutive at Nos. 13-15 to push him back up the leaderboard into a four-way tie for sixth, and came after playing his first 12 holes in even. This is the 37-year-old's third top 10 of the season (30 events) with all three coming in his last seven starts.
Aug 23 - 8:27 PM

Carl Pettersson twirled a bogey-free, 3-under-par 33-34=67 in his second round of the Wyndham Championship, reaching the midpoint in bogey-free, 9-under 131.

He landed 13 greens in regulation and extended his scrambling clip to 7-for-7 at Sedgefield thus far. Pettersson dropped three birdies, including on both par 5s, but his longest disappeared at the par-4 11th from 12'9". His most testing par saves stretched 13'7" and 11'7" at the par-4 fourth and ninth holes, respectively. The native Swede with deep roots in North Carolina is just two strokes off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Aug 21 - 6:16 PM

Carl Pettersson carded a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 in today's opening round of the Wyndham Championship, finishing two strokes off the pace of the clubhouse co-leaders.

Pettersson lives in Raleigh, but his roots in Greensboro are deep. It includes attending Grimsley High School. He's also the all-time earnings leader of this tournament where he's making his 13th consecutive appearance. Today at Sedgefield, the native Swede hit 16 greens in regulation and circled three birdies on each nine, featuring conversions from 21'4" at the par-4 13th hole and 15'2" at the par-5 15th. In addition to his title here in 2008, the 37-year-old has another three top fives and yet another pair of top 20s. We expect him to contend, and he is.
Aug 20 - 1:37 PM

Carl Pettersson has joined the field of 156 at this week's PGA Championship.

After rising to first alternate, Pettersson gained entry this morning when Gary Woodland withdrew. The Swede started his round at 8:25 a.m. CT on the 10th tee. He's hung up three top-12 finishes in his last five starts and sits 72nd in the FedExCup standings, so he could be dangerous with nothing to lose with this last-minute opportunity. Pettersson tied for 24th at Whistling Straits in 2010. Daniel Summerhays is now first alternate.
Aug 13 - 10:51 AM

Carl Pettersson has elected not to compete in this week's Barracuda Championship.

With a T4 on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National, the Swede rose to 72nd in the FedExCup standings. It was his second top-five finish in his last five starts, a stretch that also includes a T12 (John Deere). Say this for Pettersson, he faces considerable uncertainty when the anchoring ban takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, but he's put himself in a position to have time to figure it out on the fly since he'll be fully exempt for the 14th consecutive time on the PGA TOUR.
Aug 3 - 11:15 AM

Carl Pettersson navigated the RTJ Golf Club in a final-round, 1-under-par 35-35=70 to post 12-under 272, good for a six-way tie for fourth place.

Pettersson began the festivities at 11-under (T11) and three adrift of 54-hole leaders Kevin Chappell and eventual champ Troy Merritt. He struggled to find the short grass all day, landing just six (of 14) fairways but managed 13 greens in regulation, converting on five. Unfortunately for the Swede, he also squared bogey four times, including a three-putt on 18 from 32'4", dropping him into the T4-finish. Par at the last would have secured him solo fourth. His shot of the day came at the par-5 eighth, pitching-in for the birdie-4 from the rough over the green. The 37-year-old's T4 is a season best on 28 starts and just his second top 10 (solo fifth, Travelers Championship). The top-five finish pushes him from 90th in the FedExCup standings to 72nd.
Aug 2 - 8:31 PM

Carl Pettersson spun a 7-under-par 31-33=64 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National to reach the three-quarter pole at 11-under 202, three shots behind the clubhouse lead of Troy Merritt.

Pettersson began the day at 4-under (T35) and seven swings off the pace. On his round, he striped 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, converting on eight for a 1.533 mark in putts per GIR. The 37-year-old circled five birdies on a bogey-free, outward nine, including four straight on Nos. 5-8 to turn 5-under. He squared bogey on 10, his lone blemish, after taking two shots to escape a greenside bunker. Petterrson penciled three additional par breakers on 12, 14 and 18, the latter finding the bottom of the cup from 24'8" for his longest conversion of the day. The Swede's 64 is a season best on 91 rounds, eclipsing a 65 in round one of the Travelers Championship.
Aug 1 - 2:49 PM

Carl Pettersson has withdrawn from this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Pettersson won this tournament in 2010, but it was contested at St. George's Golf & Country Club in Etibicoke, Ontario. Thanks to top 15s at TPC River Highlands and TPC Deere Run in recent weeks, the Swede sits 85th in the FedExCup standings and positioned for another run in the Playoffs. He's fallen short of qualifying only once (2009).
Jul 20 - 2:30 PM

Carl Pettersson turned in a 5-under-par 33-33=66 for his opening round of the John Deere Classic and sits three swings back of the overnight co-leaders.

The Swede missed the cut on the number at Greenbrier last week, but that gave him a couple of extra days to recharge for the next shootout on the docket. He capitalized by going 7-for-13 in scoring chances with seven birdies. His longest measured 17'4" at the par-4 14th hole. Pettersson also absorbed two bogeys, including a three-putt from 44'7" at the par-4 first hole, but he can't complain about his position out of the blocks at TPC Deere Run.
Jul 9 - 7:26 PM

Carl Pettersson crafted a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Travelers Championship to post 13-under 267, good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead and four swings back of the leader on the course.

Pettersson began his final frame in a seven-way tie at 9-under (T8) and five shots adrift. On his round, he peppered 13 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation en route to a five-birdie, one-bogey loop. The Swede, 115th in the FedExCup standings, penciled in birdies at Nos. 2, 3, 6, 11 and 13, squaring his lone bogey at the par-3 eighth on a failed sand save. The 37-year-old's split included a 18'1" birdie roll on the second and was outdone by a 28'9" conversion at the par-3 11th. Pettersson, making his ninth career Travelers appearance, currently sits T4 for the tournament, which would best his T7 in last year's edition. It will also be his first top 10 on the season in 19 starts.
Jun 28 - 5:41 PM

Carl Pettersson responded to his opening 65 at the Travelers Championship with a 4-under-par 35-31=66 in today's second round to check up at 9-under 131, just two strokes off the 36-hole lead.

This was a tale of two nines for the Swede. He sandwiched bogeys at 15 and 16 with birdies at 13 and 17, the tail of the tandem measuring 10'9", but he came home in bogey-free 4-under with four birdies. That set was highlighted by a conversion from 34'7" at the par-4 fourth hole. It was the second straight round in which he's circled exactly six birdies; the dozen ranks him T2 in the field. At last check, he ranked sixth in the field in strokes gained: putting with an aggregate clip of 4.025.
Jun 26 - 6:43 PM

Carl Pettersson posted 5-under-par 34-31=65 in today's opening round of the Travelers Championship and sits just one swing back of the clubhouse lead.

Pettersson has enjoyed some success at TPC River Highlands with a top 10 and another pair of top 25s in eight starts, but he's had trouble finding consistency this season. He arrived ranked 115th in the FedExCup standings and just over six months from the anchor ban. He putted well today, though, sinking six birdies against one bogey. Half of his par breakers ranged 10-16 feet and, at last check, he ranked sixth in the field in strokes gained: putting at 2.432. This is his lowest aggregate since he signed for the same following his second round of the 2014 Wyndham Championship.
Jun 25 - 2:04 PM

Carl Pettersson descends upon Memphis, Tennessee, for his sixth playing of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Pettersson may get some looks this week in fantasy circles based on his course form at TPC Southwind. The Swede is 3-for-5 overall in Memphis, but boasts top 10s in his last two appearances, including T8 in 2011 and T3 in last year's edition (he did not play in 2012-13). His T3 last year featured him at 6-under-par (T6) after 36 holes, on opening rounds of 67-67, and T6 after a third-round 69. He closed with a final-round 69 as well. Inclusive of his T8 in 2011, he now boasts eight consecutive sub-par rounds at the SJC. On the flip side, the 37-year-old's season-form shows but one top 25 (T17, McGladrey Classic) on 22 starts, good for 114th in the FedExCup standings.
Jun 10 - 11:56 AM

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