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Carl Pettersson

  • Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Residence: Raleigh, NC
  • Birth Date: August 29, 1977
  • height: 5-11
  • Turned Pro: 2000

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PGA TOUR Victories

(3) 2005,Chrysler Championship. 2006,the Memorial Tournament. 2008,Wyndham Championship.

International Victories

(1): 2002 Algarve Open de Portugal [Eur].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$365,465 (147)

PGA TOUR Best Round

67 at Round 4, John Deere Classic.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Chrysler Championship, the Memorial Tournament, Wyndham Championship.

2008 Season Highlights

Surpassed $2 million in earnings for the third consecutive season, including No. 21 finishes on both the FedExCup points list and the money list. Posted a career-high 14 top-25 finishes...Won for the third time on TOUR, at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC where he lived during high school, and qualified for THE TOUR Championship for the second time...In his eighth start of the season, recorded his first top-10, a T8 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational...Recorded a T4 finish at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Opened the tournament with a 4-over 74, but was the only player in the field to record sub-70 rounds the final three days (68-67-69) to storm back to his second top-10 finish of the season...The 2006 Memorial Tournament champion posted a T10 at Muirfield Village Golf Club, his second top-10 in Dublin, OH...Two weeks later finished T9 for his first top-10 in the U.S. Open (four starts) and just his second top-10 in a major. Closed with 3-under 68 at Torrey Pines, his first career sub-par round in the U.S. Open out of 12 rounds played...At the Wyndham Championship in August, shot a tournament and course-record 9-under-par 61 in the second round and established a new 72-hole tournament mark (21-under 259) at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro en route to a two-stroke win over Scott McCarron. The 61 at the refurbished Donald Ross-designed course included two bogeys. He attended Grimsley High School, which is about seven miles from Sedgefield, after moving to Greensboro at age 15. He also played collegeiately at North Carolina State and lives in Raleigh, NC, where he commuted to and from the tournament. He also serves on the board of the Wyndham Championship. The win in Greensboro, his third on the PGA TOUR, was the second time he has won a final, regular-season event on TOUR (2005 Chrysler Championship)...Competed in all four events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, with his best finish being 21st at THE TOUR Championship.

Career Highlights

2007: Recorded a career-best 13 top-25 finishes in a season in which he made 25 of 31 cuts. Competed in three events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and finished 38th on the inaugural points list...Finished fifth at the John Deere Classic thanks in part to a final-round 68 and a Putting Average of 1.571, which led the field for the week. Was one shot off Nathan Green's 36-hole lead before a third-round 71 dropped him out of contention...Finished T10 at the BMW Championship and fell eight spots short (38th) of qualifying for THE TOUR Championship...T5 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship, where he was paired with eventual winner Steve Flesch in the final pairing on Sunday. Final-round 73 left him four shots shy of Flesch...Held the 54-hole lead at the inaugural Fry's Electronics Open before a final-round 74 left him T4, five shots behind eventual winner Mike Weir. Finish gave him his sixth top 10 of the season and pushed his earnings over the $2-million mark for the second consecutive year. 2006: Had a career year, with $2,647,982 in earnings on the strength of a victory and six top-10s...Won the Memorial Tournament, his second career title. After winning first TOUR event (2005 Chrysler Championship) in 90th career start, needed only 16 subsequent events to earn second career TOUR win. Was just the fifth different international player to win at Muirfield Village Golf Club...Shot a 59 during a casual round with friends on June 21 at Treyburn CC in Durham, NC. Had 11 birdies and an eagle on the par-72 course...Recorded his first top-10 in 10 career major championship starts with a T8 at the British Open. 2005: Closed the season on a high note, making his last eight cuts, including a win and a runner-up finish in his last two starts. As a result, earned the 2005 Fall Finish presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers title and its $500,000 bonus...Notched his first TOUR victory at the Chrysler Championship in Palm Harbor. Won by one stroke over Chad Campbell at the Westin Innisbrook Resort-Copperhead Course. Became just the third Swedish player to win on TOUR, joining Jesper Parnevik and Gabriel Hjertstedt. 2004: Won more than $1 million for the first time in his career and posted a personal-best seven top-10s...T3 finish at the MCI Heritage...Ended the season with five top-10s in his last six starts. 2003: Was just shy of earning $1 million in his rookie season and finished in the top 75 on the money list...Lone top-10 occurred in fifth career TOUR start (second as a TOUR member), second behind Tiger Woods at Buick Invitational. Birdied final hole on Sunday to move into solo second. 2002: Finished T21 at the PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament to earn his first TOUR card...Fulfilled the early promise he showed on the European Tour by winning the Algarve Open de Portugal in a playoff with David Gilford...Also held a share of the first-round lead in the British Open with a 67. Finished T43. 2001: Made a bright start to his European Tour career, finishing T7 in the Carlsberg Malaysian Open, his first career start and outright second in the Open de Argentina, his sixth career professional start on the European Tour. 2000: Won the European Amateur and represented Sweden in the Eisenhower Trophy before turning professional in September. Amateur: Won four tournaments while at North Carolina State, including the NCAA East Regionals event by four strokes, but was disqualified for signing for an incorrect scorecard...Prior to attending N.C. State, was two-time national junior college individual champion at Central Alabama Community College (1997-98).

Personal

Took up golf at age 10 near course where he lived in Gothenburg, Sweden...Father, Lars, a low-handicap golfer, was an executive for Volvo Trucks Division, resulting in Carl living in England between ages 10-14, then moving to Greensboro, NC, for his last two years of high school when his father was transferred. Was the 1996 state 4-A medalist for Grimsley High School. Now lives in Raleigh where he attended college.

Other Information

Rookie on the PGA TOUR after finishing T21 at the 2002 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. Fulfilled the early promise he showed on The European Tour by winning the 2002 Algarve Open de Portugal in a playoff with David Gilford. Also held a share of the first-round lead in the British Open with a 67. Finished T43. Made a bright start to his European Tour career in 2001, finishing T7 in the Carlsberg Malaysian Open, his first career start and outright second in the Open de Argentina, his sixth career professional start on the European Tour. Won the European Amateur Championship in 2000 and represented Sweden in the Eisenhower Trophy before turning professional in September of 2000. Won four tournaments while at North Carolina State University, including the NCAA East Regional event by four strokes, but was disqualified for signing for an incorrect scorecard. Prior to attending NC State, was two-time national junior college individual champion at Central Alabama Community College (1997-98). Took up golf at age 10 as a toddler near course where he lived in Gothenburg. Father, Lars, a low handicap golfer, was an Executive for Volvo Trucks Division, resulting in Carl living in England between ages 10-14, then his current home of Raleigh, NC.

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