Peter Hanson

For those of a similar name, see Peter Hansen (disambiguation).
Peter Hanson
Personal information
Full name Peter Hanson
Born (1977-10-04) 4 October 1977
Svedala, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Trelleborg, Sweden
Spouse Sanna Hanson (m. 2005)
Children Stella, Tim
Turned professional 1998
Current tour(s) European Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 13
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 6
Challenge Tour 1
Other 6
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T3: 2012
U.S. Open T7: 2011
The Open Championship T23: 2012
PGA Championship T7: 2012

Peter Hanson (born 4 October 1977) is a Swedish professional golfer who has played on the European Tour and PGA Tour.

Hanson was born in Svedala, Sweden. He turned professional in 1998 and has played on the Challenge Tour and the European Tour. His professional wins include the 1998 Gunther Hamburg Classics on the Challenge Tour and the 2005 Open de España on the European Tour. He has since won four more titles on the European Tour. He was a member of the Continental Europe team at the 2005 and 2007 Seve Trophy. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking and has consistently finished in the top twenty of the European Tour Order of Merit since 2007. His best position on the Order of Merit occurred in 2012 when he placed 4th.

On 27 March 2012, Hanson accepted an invitation to join the PGA Tour for the remainder of 2012 with Special Temporary Membership status.[1]

Hanson recorded his best finish at a major championship in April 2012, when he finished tied for third at the Masters. After shooting a seven under round of 65 in the third round, Hanson was the sole 54 hole leader at 9 under par with a one stroke advantage heading into the final round. However his final round started badly with two bogeys in the opening three holes and he never recovered shooting a one over par round of 73 to finish in a tie for third.

On 9 September 2012, Hanson won for the fifth time on the European Tour, taking victory at the KLM Open in The Netherlands.[2] He began the final round a shot outside of the lead and it had looked like his chances were over after a wayward tee shot on 16 left him trouble, but he managed to escape with a par to trail Pablo Larrazábal by a single stroke. Then, after Larrazábal bogeyed the 16th, Hanson prevailed by two strokes courtesy of a long range eagle putt on the par-five 18th. The win was even more remarkable because Hanson almost withdrew from the event after his one-year-old son Tim was taken to hospital prior to the event starting.[3]

Hanson played on the PGA Tour in 2013.[4]

Amateur wins (2)

Professional wins (13)

European Tour wins (6)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin of
1 17 Apr 2005 Jazztel Open de España en Andalucía 70-68-71-71=280 −8 Playoff Sweden Peter Gustafsson
2 17 Aug 2008 SAS Masters 66-66-68-71=271 −9 1 stroke England Nick Dougherty, Sweden Pelle Edberg
3 16 May 2010 Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca 72-69-67-66=274 −6 Playoff Spain Alejandro Cañizares
4 22 Aug 2010 Czech Open 67-70-67-74=278 −10 Playoff England Gary Boyd, Republic of Ireland Peter Lawrie
5 9 Sep 2012 KLM Open 66-66-67-67=266 −14 2 strokes Spain Pablo Larrazábal, Scotland Richie Ramsay
6 28 Oct 2012 BMW Masters 66-64-70-67=267 −21 1 stroke Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy

European Tour playoff record (3–0)

1 2005 Jazztel Open de España en Andalucía Sweden Peter Gustafsson Won with par on first extra hole
2 2010 Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca Spain Alejandro Cañizares Won with par on first extra hole
3 2010 Czech Open England Gary Boyd, Republic of Ireland Peter Lawrie Won with birdie on second extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin of
1 22 Jul 2001 Günther Hamburg Classics 66–69–64–66=265 –23 3 strokes Netherlands Robert-Jan Derksen

Other wins (6)

Results in major championships

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
The Open Championship T34 DNP T69 T58 T24 T37 CUT T23 WD DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T59 DNP T23 T52 CUT T58 T64 T7 T33 DNP DNP DNP

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


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 4
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 6
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 7
Totals 0 0 1 1 3 8 28 19

Results in World Golf Championship events

Accenture Match Play Championship R64 R16 R64 R64 QF R32 R32
Cadillac Championship T61 T40 T26 T55 T4 T8 DNP
Bridgestone Invitational DNP DNP 8 T21 T63 T33 DNP
HSBC Champions T31 T6 T33 T24 T21 DNP

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
Yellow background for top-10.
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances




  1. "Hanson granted temporary membership". PGA Tour. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  2. "Peter Hanson wins the KLM Open with eagle on final hole". BBC Sport. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  3. "Hanson takes victory at the KLM Open". PGA European Tour. 9 September 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  4. "Five internationals join Tour for 2013". PGA Tour. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
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