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.
|Born:||4th October 1977|
|Place of Birth:||Svedala, Sweden|
|2005||Jazztel Open de España en Andalucia|
|2001||Gunter Hamberg Classics|
|1999||Telia Grand Open|
|2012||Ryder Cup - European Team|
|2010||Ryder Cup - European Team|
|2005/07/11||The Seve Trophy|
|8th||Hero Indian Open|
|7th||US PGA Championship|
|4th||WGC - Cadillac Championship|
|5th||WGC - Accenture Match Play|
|4th||Dubai World Champs|
|3rd||UBS Hong Kong Open|
|9th||Alfred Dunhill Links|
|10th||Barclays Scottish Open|
|7th||US Open Championship|
|4th||Saab Wales Open|
|9th||Dubai Desert Classic|
|6th||WGC HSBC Champs|
|8th||WGC Bridgestone Invitational|
|6th||Alstrom Open de France|
|16th||US Open Championship|
|13th||BMW PGA Championship|
|14th||Commercialbank Qatar Masters|
|11th||Abu Dhabi Championship|
|4th||Open de France|
|9th||WGC Accenture Match Play|
|8th||Open de Espana|
|6th||The European Open|
|3rd||Johnnie Walker Championships at Gleneagles|
|2nd||Abu Dhabi Golf Championship|
|3rd||Smurfit Kappa European Open|
|5th||Deutsche Bank Players’ Championship|
|5th||UBS Hong Kong Open|