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Peter Hanson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/10/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 187

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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. Aug 19 - 12:33 PM

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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.
Aug 18 - 7:51 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.
Jun 28 - 4:48 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.
Jun 21 - 9:06 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.
Jun 17 - 8:32 PM

Peter Hanson will be hoping to record another weekend of golf at Oakmont CC when he tees it up in his eighth U.S. Open Championship this week.

Lee Westwood once replied to a tweet tipping Peter Hanson. The Englishman said something along the lines of "he only ever aims at the middle of the green, never the pin". There are times when such a policy doesn’t work … and then there are U.S. Opens. His conservative approach helps explain why Hanson, during his heyday, notched four top 30 finishes in this event between 2007 and 2011, including T7 in the last of those and T30 at Oakmont. Injury has derailed his career more recently and he’s missed the cut in his most recent starts in the tournament (2012 and 2013). Form-wise he’s a curio: he missed the cut in the Irish Open and Nordea Masters, but in his other four most recent starts he ranked top 4 for Ball Striking each time, with a best finish of T6 in the China Open.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 14 - 5:21 AM

Peter Hanson recovered from an opening double bogey-6 to card a 3-under-par 35-34=69 in round two of the BMW PGA Championship and move up 15 spots on the leaderboard to T6.

The Swede has had five previous top 20s in the European Tour's flagship event while he was T6 in the Volvo China Open two starts ago. With those converging trends, it's no surprise to see him on the leaderboard at Wentworth and, at 5-under 139, he'll go into the weekend tied for sixth and five shots behind pacesetting trio Danny Willett, Scot Hend and YE Yang. Hanson wiped out his poor start with circles at 3 and 5 before dropping over par for the day again with a bogey at 10. However, he got hot after that and traded five birdies against a single dropped shot to move into contention. His set included red at the two closing par 5s. One concern for Hanson is that he's just 1-for-8 in scrambling through 36 holes so will need to sharpen up his short game if he wants to continue his title bid.
May 27 - 3:51 PM

Peter Hanson cruised his way to a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in round one of the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf & CC.

The Swede's card was flawless as he continued to enjoy playing in China, where 22 of his 28 starts have been top 40. He circled red at 3, 6, 11 and 15, but his best was kept for the 558-yard par-five 8th hole where he made an eagle-3. He missed just 2 of 14 fairways and just one green in regulation, duly saving par when he needed to. After the morning starters had completed their rounds Hanson was T2 in the clubhouse, 3 shots back of leader Hennie Otto's 9-under target.
Apr 28 - 4:03 AM

Peter Hanson travels well in the country so will be looking forward to the Volvo China Open at new venue Topwin Golf & CC in Beijing.

The 38-year-old arrives in solid form, having gone 9-for-9 with 6 of those finishes top 30, but less impressively not one of them saw him end the week in the top ten. The reason? It might be classic Hanson, because in that period he’s ranked top 30 for Ball-striking 8 times, but top 30 for Putting just the once. The better argument for following him this week is his huge bank of Chinese experience with no less than 28 starts there, and a very impressive 22 of them top 40 (25% of them top ten finishes, including a victory in the 2012 BMW Masters).
Apr 26 - 6:51 AM

Peter Hanson has a strong record in Spain; the perfect location for him to move through the gears as he continues the career re-boot at this week’s Open de Espana.

Injury caused havoc with the Swede’s career, just as he was becoming a regular European Tour winner, but the last six months have hinted that his best if not too far round the corner and with Valderrama suiting a fairways and green merchant, it seems to set up perfectly for Hanson and seven visits to the course have proved as much: he’s never missed the cut in accumulating five top 25s, but never improved on his T4 on debut there in 2004. It's interesting that he’s only twice broken 70 despite the fine returns - proof that Valderrama is a tough test. He’s 7-for-7 on form, yet hasn’t cracked the top ten since the BMW International Open last June. But he produces in Spain: since that T4 at Valderrama in ‘04 he is 14-for-21 in top 25s in the country.
Apr 12 - 1:20 PM

Peter Hanson burst out of the blocks before posting a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in his opening round at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

That's just one swing behind clubhouse leader Alex Noren although Hanson would have joined his fellow Swede but for a walk-off bogey at 9. Hanson hit the ground running with birdies at 10, 11 and 13 before adding another pair at 17 and 18. He quietened on his second nine, however, trading birdies at 6 and 7 with bogeys at 5 and 9. Still, that's a good day's work from his afternoon tee time and puts the veteran in a tie for second with three others. Like many, Hanson hit only half the 14 fairways but it didn't stop him scoring. He found 13 greens in regulation and took 28 putts.
Feb 4 - 8:43 AM

With a bogey-free 35-34=69 in Friday's second round, Peter Hanson kept amongst the frontrunners at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Back-to-back 69s have taken the Swede to 6-under 138 at the midpoint; that's four shots behind clubhouse leader Andy Sullivan and good enough for T6 on the live leaderboard. After struggling with a back injury in 2014, Hanson played 2015 under his Career Money List exemption and did enough by finishing 95th on the Race to Dubai. That's some way from the the fourth spot he took in 2012 but suggests he's trending in the right direction again. He owns five top 11 finishes at Abu Dhabi GC and is position to add to that impressive record after today's lap which featured 15 pars and birdies at 9, 16 and 18. He hit 16 greens in regulation today after splitting 10 (of 14) fairways.
Jan 22 - 7:41 AM

Peter Hanson heads to Germany this week to try his luck in the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.

Hanson has made the top 10 in two of his last three starts on German soil. True, the first of those (T3 at the Mercedes-Benz Championship) came back in 2009 but the second came in June this year when he posted T7 at the BMW International Open. That's the Swede's best finish so far in Europe this season although he's only played 12 events since returning to action in May. He's missed his last four cuts so is looking for a spark on his first visit to this week's venue.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Peter Hanson will have a crack at Sedgefield Country Club at this week's Wyndham Championship.

After posting 25 top 10s globally from 2011-2013, the Swede has just one in 2014. He also missed just five cuts total in 2012 and 2013 combined, but has already eclipsed that number this year, missing six in 17 events played. The upside is there for Hanson, who was inside the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking's as recent as last year. However, it's safer to avoid the Swede this week, as his season form indicates his game is not where it needs to be.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:18:00 AM

Peter Hanson enters the Quicken Loans National having fallen to 151st in the FedExCup standings.

This is the lowest the Swede has ranked all season, and he now has his work cut out for him if he is to make the FEC Playoffs at season's end. This is his first trip to Congressional for this event, but he did tie for seventh at the 2011 U.S. Open at this venue. This is an interesting mix of course history and current form.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 10:21:00 PM