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Carl Pettersson has withdrawn from this week's RBC Canadian Open.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

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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

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