Carl Pettersson

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Carl Pettersson
— Golfer —
Carl Pettersson 2007 Open Championship.jpg
Pettersson at the 2007 Open Championship
Personal information
Born (1977-08-29) 29 August 1977 (age 36)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  Sweden
 United States
Residence Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Spouse DeAnna Pettersson (m. 2003)
Children Carlie, Chase
Career
College North Carolina State University
Turned professional 2000
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 5
European Tour 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T27: 2006
U.S. Open T6: 2008
The Open Championship T8: 2006
PGA Championship T3: 2012

Carl Pettersson (born on 29 August 1977) is a Swedish professional golfer who is a member of the PGA Tour. He has won five times on the PGA Tour, making him Sweden's joint most successful player alongside Jesper Parnevik. Pettersson carries dual citizenship after having become an American citizen in January 2012.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Pettersson was born in Gothenburg. His father was a Volvo executive who was transferred internationally, so Carl lived in England from ages 10 to 14 and spent his last two high school years at Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, in the United States. He went on to attend North Carolina State University. After he won the European Amateur in 2000, Pettersson turned professional.

Professional career[edit]

Pettersson won a European Tour card at Qualifying School in 2000 and played the European Tour in 2001 and 2002, winning the 2002 Algarve Open de Portugal. In late 2002, he won a place on the U.S.-based PGA Tour at Qualifying School and he has played mainly in America since then. His first PGA Tour title was the 2005 Chrysler Championship, where he became the third Swede to win on the PGA Tour after Jesper Parnevik and Gabriel Hjertstedt.

On 4 June 2006, Pettersson won his second PGA Tour title, the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. He finished at 12-under-par, two strokes ahead of the field.

On 17 August 2008, Pettersson holed a closing 12 inch putt for a two stroke victory in his adopted hometown of Greensboro to win the Wyndham Championship.

After finding success on the PGA Tour, Pettersson experienced a lackluster year in 2009, where in one stretch out of 15 tournaments he had 10 missed cuts and two withdrawals. Pettersson cited his change in his lifestyle. His new lifestyle of working out and reducing his diet resulted in a loss of 30 pounds and a decline in his golf. He reverted to his original lifestyle later that year and regained success.[2]

On 25 July 2010, Pettersson won his fourth PGA Tour event at the RBC Canadian Open by one stroke over Dean Wilson. Pettersson made a 9 foot par putt on Friday to make the cut. He shot 60 on Saturday and a birdie putt for 59 lipped out on 18, which put him in the final pairing on Sunday. He shot 67 on Sunday to win by one stroke.

Pettersson won for the fifth time on the PGA Tour in April 2012 at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. He entered the final round with a one stroke lead after rounds of 65 and 66 on days two and three and cruised to a five stroke victory, holding off Zach Johnson. The win tied Pettersson with Jesper Parnevik for most wins on the PGA Tour by a Swedish player. He re-entered the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Pettersson opened up the 2012 PGA Championship with a bogey free round of 66 to lead after round one at six-under-par. On a much harder day for scoring with strong winds, Pettersson shot a two-over round of 74, which included three birdies and five bogeys. He held the lead at the midway stage with Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh at four-under-par. In the third round, he shot an even-par round of 72 to enter the final round in second place, three strokes behind Rory McIlroy. For the first time in his career he played in the final group of a major championship. He shot another even-par round, despite incurring a two stroke penalty for grounding his club in a hazard at the first hole and ended in a tie for third place, his best finish in a major.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 30 Oct 2005 Chrysler Championship −9 (69-67-68-71=275) 1 stroke United States Chad Campbell
2 4 Jun 2006 Memorial Tournament −12 (69-67-69-71=276) 2 strokes United States Zach Johnson, United States Brett Wetterich
3 17 Aug 2008 Wyndham Championship −21 (64-61-66-68=259) 2 strokes United States Scott McCarron
4 25 Jul 2010 RBC Canadian Open −14 (71-68-60-67=266) 1 stroke United States Dean Wilson
5 15 Apr 2012 RBC Heritage −14 (70-65-66-69=270) 5 strokes United States Zach Johnson

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 7 Apr 2002 Algarve Open de Portugal −2 (66-76=142) Playoff England David Gilford

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP T27 T52 DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP 61
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT T17 T6 T36 DNP DNP CUT T41
The Open Championship T43 DNP T57 DNP T8 T45 DNP CUT DNP DNP T23 T54
PGA Championship CUT CUT 54 DNP CUT DNP T47 CUT T24 DNP T3 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 6
PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 1 2 9 4
Totals 0 0 1 1 3 6 28 17
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (twice)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dimond, Alex (18 April 2012). "Rules ravage Pettersson's Ryder bid - for both teams". ESPN. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pettersson fat & happy". philly.com. 16 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 

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