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Peter Hanson

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 4/10/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 187

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Peter Hanson crafted a fine 5-under-par 33-34=67 to end the first round of the Shotclock Masters at Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Austria in a tie for second, just one swing back of leader Oscar Lengden.
The veteran Swede shares second with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Tapio Pulkannen heading into the second day of the revolutionary European Tour event. It was a course debut for the Swede, but he had fond, if long, memories of Austria, having recorded T5 there on the Challenge Tour in 2003. He arrived in a frankly rotten run of form, having failed to make even one cut in his five seasonal appearances and, worse, had broken 70 just once in 2018. One of the Tour's steady performers, he showed he hasn't lost it all on Thursday. On the front nine he made a pair of birdie at the first and third, with another at the sixth and seventh coming after his only dropped shot at the fifth. The back nine witnessed seven pars and two birdies at the 10th and 16th. Jun 7 - 12:40 PM

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Peter Hanson's strong tee-to-green game has always served him well on tough courses and he'll get another chance to show it off at this week's Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

No surprisingly, the tall Swede has always done well on the iconic Spanish venue. After shooting four 70s for a top four finish in the 2004 Volvo Masters, he's added a further five top 25s in seven subsequent appearances at Valderrama. That includes T10 in the 2011 Andalucia Masters and T19 in last year's Open de Espana. He didn't make the cut in Italy last week (73-67) but T25 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (1st for GIR) prior to that shows that the veteran's game is in good enough shape for another profitable week at the former Ryder Cup venue.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 06:02:00 AM

Previous champion Peter Hanson returns to the KLM Open at this week’s venue The Dutch in Spijk, The Netherlands.

The Swede has a most curious record in this event. His first visit (in 2004) and last year were, on first glance, middling efforts (T28 and T16). In between were two missed cuts (2008 and 2015) and the filling in the sandwich? Victory in 2012. However last year’s effort was a bit smarter than it initially seems. He opened with a 66 to be T2, added 72-72, and then raced home with a final round 65 which only winner Joost Luiten bettered. He’s in a spot of bother on the Race to Dubai, outside the top 100, and might have to rely next year on his position on the Career Money List to create playing opportunities (he’s 24th). He’s made only one top 20 (T14 in the Irish Open) since the Desert Swing.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 06:39:00 AM

Peter Hanson travels to one of his Scandinavian neighbors this week to contest the Made In Denmark at Himmerland Golf Resort & Spa.

The Swede finished T10 in a Challenge Tour event at this venue way back in 1996 but the course has changed completely since. He returned two years ago for his first appearance in this event but couldn't back up a promising 69 and missed the cut after shooting a 76 in round two. Hanson is 86th on this year's Race to Dubai (77th and 95th the previous two seasons) after cashing in eight of his 13 starts. His only top 10 came back in January's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship although he did show up well when T14 at July's Irish Open, that finish securing his biggest pay-day of the campaign. He's followed that with a pair of missed cuts and a R1 exit at the Paul Lawrie Match Play so needs a spark again.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 05:06:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 08:29:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 07:13:00 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.
Wed, May 31, 2017 09:27:00 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.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 03:27:00 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.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 04:24:00 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.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 01:54:00 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.
Tue, Jan 17, 2017 10:26:00 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