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Peter Hanson

SwedenSweden

Start Position
2
Current Position
To Par: +11
Total Strokes: 71 - 71 - 76 - 73 : 291
T66   T64
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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Svedala, Sweden
  • Residence: Trelleborg, Sweden
  • Age: 33
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • Eligibility Code: ELIGIBILITY CODE: 9

Won twice in 2010 - at the Iberdola Open Cala Millor Mallorca and the Czech Open – to earn a spot on the 2010 European Ryder Cup Team and finish 17th in The Race to Dubai. Claimed one point from three at The Celtic Manor Resort as Europe won 14½ to 13½. Another highlight of his career came in 2008 when he won his national open championship, the SAS Masters, at Arlandastad Golf in Stockholm, the first Swede to win the event in 10 years. That was his second European Tour victory, following his win at the 2005 Open de España en Andalucia at San Roque Club, where he beat Peter Gustafsson in a playoff. Initially earned his place on The European Tour through the 2000 Qualifying School Final Stage and then through the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2001, when, having failed to qualify for The Open Championship, he travelled to Germany and promptly won the Günther Hamburg Classics, the richest event of the year on the Challenge Tour, to guarantee himself a place in the top 15 on the Rankings. While he lost his card again at the end of the 2002 season, bounced back again through the Challenge Tour the following year and has since become firmly established as one of Sweden’s top golfers. An impressive amateur career was rounded off by winning the Brabazon Trophy at Formby in 1998 and representing Sweden in the Eisenhower Trophy that same year. Coached by Jan Larsson, the professional at Bokskogen, where he was first introduced to the game by neighbors. Enjoys hunting.

PGA European Tour Victories

2010 Czech Open, Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca; 2008 SAS Masters; 2005 Open de Espana