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Peter Hanson – Biography

Peter Hanson from Sweden has always shown world class qualities throughout his amateur and professional career. His impressive amateur career was rounded off by winning the English Stroke Play Championship at Formby in 1998.

Peter has consistently improved his status on the European Tour with his maiden win coming in 2005 when he won the Jazztel Open de España. In 2007 he had eight top 10 finishes and finished 20th in the Order of Merit.

In 2008 Peter had 3 top 10 finishes and secured his first win in 3 years where he took the SAS Masters title in front of his home fans.  In 2009 his consistent form continued with 4 top ten finishes including 3rd place at the HSBC Champions.

2010 was a breakthrough year for Peter with two European Tour wins – firstly at the Mallorca Open and then the Czech Open, a win that propelled Peter into an automatic place on the winning 2010 European Ryder Cup team.  Having also finished 8th at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in the US and 13th at the season ending Dubai World Championship, Peter proved that he can compete with the world’s best in Europe and in the US. 

In 2011 Peter continued to show that he is one of Europe’s most consistent performers, finishing inside the top 10 at nine events on the European Tour.  This included a 2nd place in Bahrain, 3rd in Hong Kong and 4th at the season ending Dubai World Championships.  He also came 7th in the US Open.

2012 was another fantastic year for Peter with five top 5 finishes, and 2 wins on the European Tour.  Having almost won in Qatar at the start of the year, he  also finished 4th and 5th in the first two WGC events, as well as 3rd at the Scandinavian Masters. His thrilling performance at the Masters, having held the overnight lead going into the final day ensured that Peter is now globally recognised as one of the World’s hottest golfers. He also finished 7th in the final major of the year, the US PGA Championship. Having already guaranteed his place on the European team in the 2012 Ryder Cup, his second successive Ryder Cup appearance, Peter then went on to claim his fifth European Tour title, the KLM Open. Only a few weeks later this was followed by the biggest win of his career when he captured the BMW Masters holding off world number 1 Rory Mcilroy. Peter is currently ranked inside the top 20 in the World and 4th in Europe.

Personal Details:

Born:4th October 1977
Place of Birth:Svedala, Sweden
Nationality:Swedish
Residence:Trelleborg, Sweden
Turned Pro:1998

Career Wins:

2012BMW Masters
2012KLM Open
2010Czech Open
2010Mallorca Open
2008SAS Masters
2005Jazztel Open de España en Andalucia
2001Gunter Hamberg Classics
1999Telia Grand Open

Teams:

2012Ryder Cup - European Team
2010Ryder Cup - European Team
2005/07/11The Seve Trophy
2007World Cup

2013 Highlights:

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2012 Highlights:

8th Hero Indian Open
7thUS PGA Championship
3rdNordea Masters
3rdThe Masters
4thWGC - Cadillac Championship
5thWGC - Accenture Match Play
2ndQatar Masters

2011 Highlights:

4thDubai World Champs
3rd UBS Hong Kong Open
10th Andalucia Masters
6thMadrid Masters
9thAlfred Dunhill Links
10thBarclays Scottish Open
7thUS Open Championship
4thSaab Wales Open
9thDubai Desert Classic
2ndVolvo Champs

2010 Highlights:

6thWGC HSBC Champs
8thWGC Bridgestone Invitational
6thAlstrom Open de France
16thUS Open Championship
13th BMW PGA Championship
14thCommercialbank Qatar Masters
11thAbu Dhabi Championship

2009 Highlights:

4thPortugal Masters
8thCastello Masters
3rdMercedes-Benz Championships
4thOpen de France
3rdHSBC Champions
9thWGC Accenture Match Play

2008 Highlights:

8thOpen de Espana
6thThe European Open
3rdJohnnie Walker Championships at Gleneagles

2007 Highlights:

2ndAbu Dhabi Golf Championship
3rdSmurfit Kappa European Open
5thDeutsche Bank Players’ Championship
3rdPortugal Masters
5thUBS Hong Kong Open
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