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Peter Hanson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (40) / 4/10/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 187

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Peter Hanson will hope to revive his Open de France glory days of seven or eight years ago when he plays at Le Golf National this week.
The Swede’s record at the Paris course is rather sandwich (or baguette) like. In his first four visits he didn’t finished inside the top 40 once (although he made the cut every time). In his last four visits he has a best of T30 (with two missed cuts). In between? Well, in between, he carded eight under-par rounds to finish T4 in 2009 and T6 in 2010. His seasonal best is T8 in the HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship and in recent weeks he has been solid without suggesting there is a breakout about to happen. T44 last week in Germany. Jun 27 - 8:29 AM

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Peter Hanson was T7 on his last appearance at Golfclub München Eichenried in 2015 and he heads back to southern Germany to try his luck again there in this week's BMW International Open.

That was the Swede's best performance at the par 72 where he's finished in the top 20 four times in his last six visits. The tournament has shared hosting duties with Gut Larchenhof in recent seasons and Hanson was T21 when that venue staged last year's edition while he also took T19 in the 2015 European Open at Bad Griesbach so he's cracked the top 25 in three of his last four starts on German soil. Hanson has only played four times since February but he managed T29 in the Shenzhen International in China and T21 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth after closing with a 68. He'll be looking to bounce back after a lacklustre T62 in his home Nordea Masters last time out.
Jun 20 - 7:13 PM

Peter Hanson is part of the strong home challenge contesting this week's Nordea Masters at Barseback Golf & Country Club in southern Sweden.

The former Ryder Cup star has won this trophy but that came at Arlandastad in 2008. He's had other near misses and that includes a second place at Barseback in 2004 and, going further back, he was also T9 at this week's venue in 2001. Also third at Bro Hof Slott in 2012 along with T25 (2014) and T13 (2015) at PGA Sweden National, Hanson may hope to slip a little under the radar with most of the attention on his compatriots Henrik Stenson and Alex Noren. This is his seventh start of the season (best of T8 in Abu Dhabi) and he advanced 23 spots up the Race to Dubai to 73rd with T21 at Wentworth last week after closing with a 68.
May 31 - 9:27 AM

Peter Hanson bounced round Topwin Golf & CC to card 5-under-par 35-32=67 in round one of the Volvo China Open, good for T3 on the live leaderboard.

The Swede threw red and blue at the card on Thursday, but eight birdies more than made up for the three dropped shots. Starting on the back nine he bookended it with blue numbers at 10 and 18, with red in between at 12, 13 and 15. The front nine saw one dropped shot at 5 surrounded by ticks at 2 and 4, then three on the trot to conclude at 7, 8 and 9. Hanson was a winner of the 2012 BMW Masters in Shanghai and owns another seven top tens in the country. He was T6 on this course 12 months ago carding 66-71-67-67 so the course formline has continued.
Apr 27 - 3:27 AM

Peter Hanson has plenty of strong form lines going for him at this week's Volvo China Open.

The Swede shot 66-71-67-67 to tie for sixth last year when this event moved to Topwin Golf & CC in Beijing for the first time. Meanwhile, the most recent of his six European Tour wins also came on Chinese soil when he captured the 2012 BMW Masters at Lake Malaren in Shanghai. Hanson played some strong golf on the 'Desert Swing' earlier this season, with T8 in Abu Dhabi and T18 in Qatar but then took time off until returning at last week's Shenzhen International. There was a little rust after 10 weeks off but he shot four under par rounds to post T29. With another decent performance in China under his belt, Hanson could be ready to kick on here and crack the top 10 again.
Apr 26 - 4:24 AM

Peter Hanson has posted T18 in Abu Dhabi and T8 in Qatar on this year's Desert Swing and will hope to shine again when he lines up again in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The former Ryder Cup player certainly has momentum after closing the week in Doha with a Sunday 65 although his performance on the greens in Qatar was still a concern as he ended 57th in Putting Average. Hanson has played in 12 previous editions of this tournament, cashing nine times since missing the cut on debut in 2002. The highlights were T6 in 2007 and T9 in 2011. Bookend 67s helped him to T26 last year so overall he has a decent mix of course and current form.
Jan 31 - 1:54 PM

Peter Hanson will be looking to open his 2017 season with yet another good showing in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

The Swede has really prospered at the Abu Dhabi GC, going 9-for-10, six times maintaining the pace all week to record a finish of T11 or better, with his best effort T2 back in 2007. It's not the only United Arab Emirates track he has thrived on: he's never finished worse than T16 in five starts at the DP World Tour Championship and even at the Emirates GC he is 9-for-12 with two top tens. His every visit to this event has been his first of the year so unless he's done anything significantly different this year there's no reason to expect him not to be ready to fire again. He ended 2017 with T4 and T29 in the British and Portugal Masters respectively.
Jan 17 - 10:26 AM

Peter Hanson secured a spot in Sunday's final three-ball at the British Masters in England by crafting a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-34=66 in the third round, slotting in a 12-under 201 and climbing eight spots on the leaderboard to T3.

Hanson will peg it up alongside Richard Bland and compatriot Alex Noren, his fellow Swede holding the aces after moving into a three-shot lead. That's four in front of Hanson, who is searching a first European Tour win since the 2012 BMW Masters. The former Ryder Cupper started fast with birdies at The Grove's opening two holes and added another at 9 to turn in 3-under 32. He picked off two more at 12 and 15 but couldn't splash any further red at 16, 17 or 18. Hanson is actually 1-over for those holes over the first three days, a stark contrast to Noren, who has played them in a combined 6-under.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 12:50:00 PM

Peter Hanson slots in at 85th on the Race to Dubai heading into this week's British Masters at The Grove in Hertfordshire.

The Swede has been consistent this season but managed to turn just one of his six top 25 finishes into a top 10 (T6 in the Volvo China Open). He shot four rounds in the 60s in Scotland last week but couldn't find a low one and settled for T41. Hanson posted a solid T17 in this event at Woburn last year but will want something better than that if he's to make the top 60 players who will contest the season-ending DP Tour Championship in Dubai. Looking at his stats, it's a fairly familiar story for Hanson; he's hitting plenty of greens (48th) but struggling with the putter (181st).
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 04:27:00 AM

Peter Hanson finished fast and signed for a 5-under-par 35-31=66 in round one of the KLM Open, just one back of the early lead.

Hanson won this event at Hilversumsche in 2012 but, like everyone, is having his first crack at The Dutch, a new Colin Montgomerie-designed par 71. It was a mixed bag for the Swede to start with as he traded three birdies (13, 15 and 18), three bogeys (10, 17 and 1) and four pars over his first 10 holes. But he turned an average day into an excellent on with an eagle-3 at 6 along with birdies at 2, 5 and 9 and sits just a shot behind leader Ben Evans. Hanson thrived after hitting 17 greens in regulation despite finding only 8 (of 13) fairways. He took 32 putts.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 08:51:00 AM

Peter Hanson pieced together a round of 1-under-par 35-36=71 to remain in contention at the D+D REAL Czech Masters with a 36-hole total of 6-under 138.

The Swede is four back of the co-leaders but only T3 and will be hoping he can maintain that pace because it is a very long time since he closed out a top five finish - in fact his victory in the BMW Masters in Shanghai in late 2012 was the last time he achieved it. Injury is largely to blame, but he's never quite recovered the form that made him a Ryder Cup performer. After playing error-free golf around Albatross Golf Resort on Thursday Hanson made two bogeys Friday at 3 and 17, but birdies at 2, 4 and 10 made up for it somewhat. He found 16 greens in regulation on both days and the difference in scoring came down to the putter: he needed 29 wafts in round one and 35 in round two.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 12:33:00 PM

Peter Hanson styled a blemish free 5-under-par 32-35=67 to join Thomas Pieters as an early leader in the morning wave of the first round of the D+D REAL Czech Masters. UPDATE: Late in the day Ryan Evans took sole lead on 6-under. Pieters and Hanson are alone in T2.

The Swede, winner of the Czech Open in 2010, a result which confirmed his place on that year's European Ryder Cup team, made early use of the par fives after starting on the back nine. He posted red at both 10 and 12 before closing out the nine with back-to-back birdies at 17 and 18. His front nine was a steadier affair, but he didn't drop a shot and made birdie-2 at the 7th. He landed safely on 16 greens in regulation and required 29 putts. He arrived in Prague on a run of 4-for-6.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 07:51:00 AM

Peter Hanson is 8-for-9 at Le Golf National and returns to the 2018 Ryder Cup venue for the 100th Open de France.

The Swede finished fourth in 2009 and was T6 the following year although they remain his only top 25s. He was T30 last year. Hanson's season has been steady although T6 at the Volvo China Open at the start of May is his only top 10 so he's been slightly frustrating for gamers. A T21 in last week's BMW International Open (69 in round four) could be a sign of better things to come and the tough course this week will play to his main strength, hitting greens in regulation.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 04:48:00 PM

Peter Hanson returns to a favorite track, Gut Larchenhof, for this week’s BMW International Open.

After grinding out ten weekends on the bounce it’s all gone a little pear-shaped for the Swede in the last few weeks. He went 76-78 to miss the cut in Ireland, appeared to have corrected matters when T11 after 54 holes at Wentworth only to card 77 in the final round, and then marked 81-75 incorrectly at Oakmont last week to be disqualified. His course record will offer hope of a bounce back, he’s certainly on the upward curve: T47 in 2005, T27 in 2007, T14 in 2008 and T3 in 2009 (when he led going into the final round). Not broken 70 in any of those final rounds. A wire-to-wire winner in Germany on the Challenge Tour back in 2001, he was T7 in the event, at Eichenried, last year.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 09:06:00 AM

Peter Hanson was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard in round two of the 116th U.S. Open Championship, he was 12-over 152 at the time of the DQ.

The Swede made the long journey to Oakmont Country Club only to pack his bags early. He squared 12 bogeys, a double, and two birdies over 36 holes. Given the rain delays, all 36 holes were played today. While this goes in the books as a DQ, he would have missed the cut regardless. Despite the DQ/MC this week, gamers should make sure they take note of his resurfacing form overseas. In 2016, he's collected six top 40s in nine starts on the European Tour.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 08:32:00 PM