Peter Uihlein
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Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
5
4
3
4
3
3
4
5
35
6
4
3
3
4
3
4
4
4
35
70
2
4
6
3
2
3
5
3
4
6
36
4
3
3
4
5
3
3
4
4
33
69
3
4
4
5
3
4
4
2
4
4
34
5
4
2
4
6
3
4
4
4
36
70
4
4
5
4
2
5
4
3
4
4
35
5
4
3
4
5
3
3
4
4
35
70
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
1
4
5
4
3
4
3
3
4
5
35
2
4
6
3
2
3
5
3
4
6
36
3
4
4
5
3
4
4
2
4
4
34
4
4
5
4
2
5
4
3
4
4
35
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
ROUND
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
6
4
3
3
4
3
4
4
4
35
70
2
4
3
3
4
5
3
3
4
4
33
69
3
5
4
2
4
6
3
4
4
4
36
70
4
5
4
3
4
5
3
3
4
4
35
70
Par
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
Stats
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
14
Birdies
4
6
5
3
18
8
Pars
12
9
10
14
45
19
Bogeys
2
3
3
1
9
16
Double Bogeys/+
0
0
0
0
0
18
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
31
25
23
29
27
28
Putts per GIR
1.8
1.5
1.44
1.83
1.64
28
Greens in regulation
83.33 %
55.56 %
50 %
66.67 %
63.89 %
20
Sand Saves
1/1
0/0
0/0
0/0
1/1

Born: 29 August 1989.

Turned pro: 2011.

Country: United States Of America.

Special interests: Fantasy football, baseball, fitness.

Career highlights: Winner of the 2010 US Amateur Championship. Finished tied 12th in his first professional tournament in the 2012 Gujarat Kensville Challenge on the Challenge Tour.

2013 highlights: Won the Madeira Island Open. Enjoyed an incredibly solid year in which he finished tied fourth in the Tshwane Open on the Sunshine Tour, lost in a playoff with David Howell for the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour, finished 10th in the Scottish Open and BMW International Open, second in the Wales Open and tied eighth in the Open de Espana.

2013 Majors: The Masters - Did not play. The US Open - Did not play. The Open - Did not play. The PGA Championship - Missed cut.

NGC record: Debut.

Story

A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Uihlein climbed to number one on the world amateur rankings. The crowning glory of an illustrious amateur career was his victory in the 2010 US Amateur Championship on the day of his 21st birthday.

When he turned professional in 2011, he did so with an army of experienced advisors behind him.

As the son of Wally Uihlein, CEO of the Acushnet Company, Peter has been around golf most his life.

Throw in the influence of a coach in Butch Harmon, an agent in Andrew "Chubby" Chandler, and some advice from Adam Scott, and it's easy to see why Uihlein has set the fairways alight so early in his professional career.

But a lot of Uihlein's success has come from his desire to not take the easier road and base himself in the United States, but rather pack his passport and tackle the challenges of multiple countries, varying weather and changeable golf courses on the European Tour.

"He's been brave enough to do things differently when he could have had a lot of starts in the States, but he stuck to his plan. The idea was to learn the game before tackling the PGA Tour", Chandler has said of Uihlein.

It has certainly paid off in 2013.

Uihlein secured his playing privileges on the European Tour with a victory in the Madeira Island Open.

It was a well-deserved triumph in an extremely solid year for him. At the start of the season he finished tied fourth in the Tshwane Open on the Sunshine Tour.

He's had two runner-up finishes this year, losing in a playoff with David Howell for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and finishing second in the Wales Open.

And amidst this has been finishes of 10th in the Scottish Open and BMW International Open, and tied eighth in the Open de Espana.

It has all been a valuable learning experience for Uihlein, who is eager to take in as much as he can in preparation for what many believe will be a distinguished career in the game.

And he's having some fun along the way. Uihlein regularly travels and rooms with his good friend and fellow professional Brooks Koepka, an equally impressive talent. They've swum with sharks in the South Africa on their trips to these fairways, and immersed themselves in the experiences of playing the European Tour.

Uihlein also showed another side to his character when he donated the £10 000 he won as part of the team prize in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship to the Scottish Golf Union to assist his young playing partner that week, the 17-year-old Scottish Boys champion Bradley Neil.

In every aspect, Uihlein seems determined to follow the advice of his father Wally, who quoted the poet Ralph Waldo Emerson when he said, "Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Expect him to certainly blaze a trail on his debut in the Nedbank Golf Challenge.