Carl Pettersson Facts and Bio for Kids
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- 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.
- After he won the European Amateur in 2000, Pettersson turned professional.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 2 withdrawals.
- His new lifestyle of working out and reducing his diet resulted in a loss of 30 pounds and a decline in his golf.
- On 25 July 2010, Pettersson won his fourth PGA Tour event at the RBC Canadian Open by one stroke over Dean Wilson.
- 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 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.