John Peterson (golfer)

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John Peterson
Personal information
Born (1989-04-18) April 18, 1989 (age 28)
Fort Worth, Texas
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Baton Rouge, Louisiana
College Louisiana State University
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 60th: 2013
U.S. Open T4: 2012
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards Tour Finals winner 2013

John Peterson (born April 18, 1989) is an American professional golfer.

Peterson was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He played college golf at Louisiana State University. At LSU, he was a three-time All-American and won twice, including the 2011 NCAA Division I Championship.[1]

Peterson turned professional in 2011. He played in two Nationwide Tour events: The Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational (T2) and the Children's Hospital Classic (T23) and a number of PGA Tour events through sponsor exemptions.

Peterson qualified for the 2012 U.S. Open through sectional qualifying. In the third round, he was paired with his mentor and fellow LSU alum David Toms, and Peterson also got a hole in one at the par 3 13th hole. He finished the tournament tied for fourth, which earned him exemptions to the 2013 Masters Tournament and U.S. Open.[2][3]

In 2013, Peterson became the first active Tour member to compete in the Masters.[4] He earned conditional Tour status for 2013 based on his 2012 PGA Tour non-member earnings ($327,091), which was equivalent to 172nd on the 2012 PGA Tour money list. He played in the Tour Finals and finished first to earn a fully exempt PGA Tour card for 2014. He finished seventh in the Tour Finals to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2014–15 season.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

  • 2012 Coca-Cola Walmart Open (Adams Tour)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013
Masters Tournament 60
U.S. Open T4 T67
The Open Championship
PGA Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2011–12 LSU Men's Golf Media Guide". pp. 38–9, 48, 52. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "John Peterson". Golf Channel. June 19, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ Gegenheimer, Mike (June 18, 2012). "Peterson, Toms finish top four at US Open". The Daily Reveille. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "PGA Tour Media Guide – John Peterson". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 

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