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Watch: Peterson’s ‘Gilmore’ shot at CIMB

From November 01, 2015,

After rounds of 80, 74 and 78 at the CIMB Classic, John Peterson was 77th out of the 77 players who played their final rounds Sunday, so why not do something unique for the fans?

So with that in mind, Peterson stepped up to the first tee — and after being introduced, did his best Happy Gilmore impersonation.

It must have helped. He shot 66. However, he still finished last in the tournament. But the reaction from his fellow PGA Tour pros was immediate and hilarious.

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Fort Worth native Peterson, others latest to join Colonial field

John Peterson, a Fort Worth Paschal graduate who has earned $611,439 at PGA Tour events this season, is among the latest group of golfers to join the field for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, May 18-24.

Peterson, 26, who has cracked the top 25 at five events this season, joins Kevin Kisner, Ryo Ishikawa, Erik Compton and others in a nine-player list of fresh commitments announced Tuesday by tournament officials. A former LSU golfer, Peterson tied for 26th in his Colonial debut in 2013 and will be making his second career appearance in his hometown tour stop. His best finish of the season came at the Valero Texas Open, where he tied for 11th place.

John Peterson practices on icy highway

It’s downright cold today, even in down here in Texas. The temperature is hovering around the freezing mark in Waco, where the Texas-Baylor game is being played this afternoon, and it is far colder up in the northern parts of the Lone Star State. And when I look out the window onto my neighborhood golf course here in Austin, I’m not seeing any golfers at all.

Out in West Texas, a combination of snow and icy roads have brought traffic to a standstill on I-20. Among the folks stuck in that huge traffic jam is PGA Tour player John Peterson.

The former LSU standout is putting his down time to good use – whipping out his clubs to get in a few swings by the side of the road, and sharing them in a couple of videos. Not exactly sure where those shots are winding up – there’s a lot of wide open space out there, but a little too much of a hook could bring some of those balls back onto the highway.

I’m not sure Peterson’s shots off the highway are easier or harder than hitting drivers off the deck, but they’re impressive nonetheless. And wherever Peterson is heading today, I hope he gets there before he runs out of gas or golf balls.John Peterson plays from icy highway in Texas

LSU roommates Loupe, Peterson sharing first TOUR season

SAN MARTIN, Calif. – John Peterson always had the same question when he’d see his college coach on the course. “What’s Loupe shooting?” he’d ask, referring to his LSU teammate, Andrew Loupe.

The roommates were rivals dating back to elementary school.

“For four years, that was the first thing John would ask me,” the coach, Chuck Winstead, said. “He wanted to beat him.”

Now they’re sharing their first season as PGA TOUR members. Peterson was the Web.com Tour Finals’ leading money winner after finishing in the top five in all four events. Loupe waited until the Finals’ finale to clinch his PGA TOUR card without a shot to spare.

Web Equity Solutions to sponsor John Peterson

On-demand lending platform WebEquity has agreed to sponsor Web.com Tour Finals money list winning golfer John Peterson for the 2013-2014 season.

Peterson, who will play on the PGA Tour next season, becomes a brand ambassador for the Omaha based company. He will display the company logo on the left breast of his top during all golf-related appearances throughout the season.

“WebEquity Solutions is an industry leader and a company I am proud to be associated with. They have their customer’s best interests in mind at all times and I am looking forward to building a partnership with them for many years to come,” said Peterson in an announcement released by his agency Blue Giraffe Sports.

WebEquity chief executive Doug McGregor added, “John has the drive to be number one, which is something we identify with and respect. He’s an incredibly skilful player with the competitive fire, confidence, and humility which creates a truly great champion.”

Peterson will first sport the WebEquity logo at this week’s US$5 million Frys.com Open at the CordeValle Golf Club.

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Notes: LSU roommates Peterson, Loupe both stamp tickets to PGA TOUR

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Web.com Tour Championship runner-up John Peterson went straight from the scorer’s tent after finishing his round to watch his friend and college roommate Andrew Loupe finish on No. 18. With Loupe’s status an uncertainty, Peterson, along with his parents, and Loupe’s family members watched anxiously as he pushed a birdie putt four feet past the hole.

When Loupe’s par putt from four-feet dropped in, there were hugs and tears from both players — still not certain he had done enough.

“I was extremely nervous for him,” said Peterson. “He’s always been strong mentally. He was like that in college and I just knew he would make that par putt coming back.”

 

As the final two groups came in behind Loupe, he got the good news and the celebration began.

“We’ve been there for each other since we were 10 or 11,” said Peterson. “He used to beat the crap out of me until I was about 15. It’s means a lot to both of us but it means a lot to LSU too. We’ve had David Toms forever. He set the bar pretty high. We’ve brought the program back to top 10 by the time we graduated, so to get in together is huge.”

 

Loupe acknowledged what Peterson’s friendship means to him. “That guy is like a brother to me,” he said. “I lived with him for three years. He’s a great dude. I’m always pulling for him and he’s always pulling for me. I’m just very happy.”

Oxford Golf Congratulates John Peterson and Andrew Loupe

After two years working their way through the Web.com Tour and other PGA Tour events, LSU graduates and former roommates, Andrew Loupe and John Peterson, earned their 2014 PGA Tour cards. Oxford Golf has been the clothing sponsor for both Peterson and Loupe since they turned professional in 2012, and looks forward to continuing its partnerships with them during their first year on the PGA Tour.

“Oxford Golf believes in supporting young talent and finding players with enormous potential,” said Dave Leveille, President of Oxford Golf, “We knew these two players would find success and are excited to continue watching as their careers progress.”

John Peterson secured his Tour card early in the Web.com Tour finals, finishing in the Top 5 in every event. He finished the Web.com Tour finals as the money list leader, and will play with fully exempt status on the 2014 PGA Tour. Andrew Loupe secured his tour card in a nail-biting finish in the final event. He made par on the last hole to earn the final position on the money list and earn his spot on the 2014 PGA Tour.

Former LSU golfer John Peterson captures Web.com Tour playoff money title

With his PGA Tour card in hand for the 2014 season, John Peterson said he almost considered skipping the final Web.com Tourevent last weekend and heading to Athens, Ga., for the LSU-Georgia game. He’s glad he didn’t now.

Peterson, a former LSU golfer who lives in Baton Rouge, captured the Web.com Tour playoff money title by finishing tied for second in the Web.com Tour Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., on Sunday. Peterson, who had four top five finishes in the four-event payoff, won $230,000 in the four tournaments.

With that, he earns full exempt status on the PGA Tour next year, which includes a berth in the Tournament Players Championship in May and other select PGA Tour events.

PGA Tour is the next stop in former LSU golfer John Peterson’s journey

John Peterson is back in Baton Rouge this week and ready to resume his role as an LSUTigers football fan, he said. But he’ll be attending Saturday night’s Auburn game at Tiger Stadium with a new title: PGA Tour member.

Peterson, a former LSU golfer, three-time All-American and the 2011 NCAA national champ, earned his PGA Tour card for the 2013-14 season two weeks ago in the Web.com Tour.