Team Europe Profile: Peter Hanson


Peter Hanson

PLAYER INFORMATION
Age: 34
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Birthplace: Svedala, Sweden
Birthdate: October 4, 1977
Family: Wife: Sanna (m. 2005); Children: Stella (2007), Tim (2011)
Turned Professional: 1998

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 2010 (winners)
Total Matches: 3
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 1-2-0
Singles (W-L-H): 0-1-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 0-1-0
Fourballs (W-L-H): 1-0-0
Total Points Won: 1
Total Points Won Point %: 33.3

 

RYDER CUP RESULTS
2010: Celtic Manor Resort
Europe 14 1/2, United States 13 1/2
Session 2:  Foursomes: Hanson/Jiménez lost to Stricker/Woods (4 & 3)
Session 3: Fourballs: Hanson/Jiménez beat Watson/Overton (2 holes)
Singles: Hanson lost to Mickelson (4 & 2)

 

PLAYER NOTES

* Making his second Ryder Cup appearance after a debut outing at Celtic Manor in 2010
* Earned his place on the team thanks to series of top five finishes in the early part of the year in a number of big events
* Led the Masters Tournament after 54-holes before finishing a creditable third after being overtaken by eventual winner Bubba Watson and play-off runner-up Louis Oosthuizen
* Rubber stamped his inclusion with a strong display at the KLM Open, his fifth European Tour title, just a fortnight after having made the team
* Made a late run at qualification in 2010 with a two win season that saw him follow up Iberdrola Open success with Czech Open victory to make his way onto his first team
* In 2008 he became the first Swede in ten years to win his national open championship, the SAS Masters

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
European Tour International Schedule Victories: Total 5
2005 Jazztel Open de España en Andalucia (play-off)
2008 SAS Masters
2010 Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca (play-off), Czech Open 2010 (play-off)
2012 KLM Open
 
European Challenge Tour Victories: Total 1
2001 Günther Hamburg Classics
Other Tournament Victories: Total 4
1997 Västerås Open (SWE) (as AM)
1998 Västerås Open (SWE) (as AM), Husquarna Open (SWE) (as AM)
1999 Telia Grand Open (SWE)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
WGC-Accenture Match Play: Best finish:  5T - 2012
Vivendi Seve Trophy Record
Record: Played 18, Won 5, Lost 8, Halved 5, Points 7½