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Tour Report: No. 46 Peter Hanson

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.

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2013 PREVIEW: Swede Peter Hanson will be playing the PGA TOUR full-time after earning enough as a special temporary member to finish among the top 125. A top-20 player in the world, Hanson had six European Tour wins — will 2013 bring his breakthrough in the United States?

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: Hanson came up big in the big events this year — tying for third at the Masters, where he led by one entering the final round, and seventh at the PGA. He also finished fifth or better in two of the World Golf Championships. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: The Swede played in just 11 PGA TOUR events in 2012 and yet still made more than $800,000 and almost won the Masters where he finished third. Hanson is a very good wedge player — in fact he’s ranked first on TOUR in approaches between 50-75 yards. All of his stats are unofficial because he did not play in enough events to be officially ranked. Hanson seems to play well in top events, posting top-10 finishes at Qatar, the WGC-Cadillac Championship and Augusta. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: The 35-year-old Swede will be a rookie on the PGA TOUR in 2013. That brings salary gamers back into play at $1.511 million. Meanwhile, he’s proven that he can succeed anywhere, so all that’s missing is a victory in a field where the world’s best appear. He’s been close on numerous occasions, so it’s only a matter of time. I loved him entering 2012 and he delivered, and I’m not wavering. Go get him. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert


Regular Season ranking


Final Playoffs ranking


Best finish T-3rd The Masters
By the Numbers

Starts: 11

Cuts made: 9

Rounds played: 36

Top-10 finishes: 4

Money List rank: N/A

TOUR ranking*

Driving distance: 31st

Driving accuracy: 124th

Greens in regulation: 39th

Strokes gained-putting: 88th

Scoring average: 39th

* — Stats are unofficial because Hanson did not play enough events


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