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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 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

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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.
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.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 10:21:00 PM

Overnight leader Peter Hanson followed his opening 65 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship with a 3-over-par 35-38=73.

He opened par-birdie, the par breaker falling from 11 feet at the par-4 11th hole, but that would the only contribution to today's highlight reel. Hanson played the remaining 16 holes in birdie-free 4-over with four bogeys. He hit just 10 greens in regulation. At 2-under 138, he's suddenly four strokes off the pace of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders.
Fri, May 16, 2014 01:29:00 PM

Peter Hanson crafted a 5-under-par 30-35=65 in his opening round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship to snare outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

Hanson had a week off after withdrawing from the Wells Fargo with a back injury. He managed to sneak in 26 holes before shutting it down. Zero worries today at TPC Four Seasons-Las Colinas as he hit it tight time and again. The Swede buried six birdies to offset a lone bogey-5 at the 14th hole. All of his 18 conversions disappeared from inside 10 feet. As a bonus to sitting atop the leaderboard, this matches his career low on the PGA TOUR. It's the fourth time he's scored a 65 and second this season (opening round, New Orleans).
Thu, May 15, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Peter Hanson is listed in the published field of next week's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Hanson withdrew from last week's stop in Charlotte during his second round with a back injury. He battled the same for parts of 2013, so we've come to expect this sort of thing from the Swede. As a result of the WD, he tumbled to 138th in FedExCup points. Assuming he's ready to give it a go, he'll be making his debut at the Nelson.
Fri, May 9, 2014 08:55:00 PM

Peter Hanson withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship during his second round, citing a back injury.

This helps explains Thursday's 80. The Swede was 3-over-par through seven holes today and 11-over through 26 when he called it quits. He birdied the par-5 seventh before walking off.
Fri, May 2, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Peter Hanson couldn't find the hole in his opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship after which he signed for an 8-over-par 38-42=80.

After last week's T11 in New Orleans, gamers were holding their breath for a carryover in Charlotte. Alas, whatever touch he had on the greens in the bayou didn't make the trip. Hanson hit only nine greens in regulation and wiped away four birdies with six bogeys and a quadruple-8 at the par-4 ninth where he saved the worst for last. Overall, the Swede missed eight tries inside 10 feet and three-putted twice. After finding the putting surface in four at No. 9, he promptly four-putted from just 20'4" for the snowman. At last check, his strokes gained-putting clip sat at -4.275.
Thu, May 1, 2014 05:59:00 PM

Peter Hanson's wild ride around TPC Louisiana resulted in a 1-under-par 36-35=71 in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The Swede calmly traded a bogey at the par-4 first for a birdie at the par-5 seventh before turning his attention to the back nine. That's when the fun started. A 30'5" birdie at the par-5 11th, a 15'11" birdie on the par 5 12th and a 2'3" birdie at the par-4 13th had him chasing a top-five finish. Disaster struck late in his round, squaring a routine bogey at the par-4 16th before swallowing a double bogey at the par-3 17th following a rinsed tee shot. He ended his day with a birdie at the 18th. He's on the bubble for a top 10, and should he get it it would be his first since the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 05:06:00 PM