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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 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. Oct 15 - 12:50 PM

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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).
Oct 12 - 4:27 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.
Sep 8 - 8:51 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.
Aug 19 - 12:33 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.
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.
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