Date of Birth:4th October 1977Country:Sweden

Peter Hanson

Perseverance has proved a worthy trait for Hanson, now firmly established as one of the leading Swedes on tour. Introduced to golf by neighbours at Bokskogen in his youth, Hanson turned professional in 1998 after an impressive amateur career which included winning the Brabazon Trophy, the English strokeplay championship. Hanson took both the Q-School (2000) and the Challenge Tour (2003) routes to claim his full card on the European Tour, and has shown great consistency since getting a foothold on the main tour in 2004. Hanson is a three-time winner on the main tour: his breakthrough win came in the 2005 Spanish Open, and he secured an emotional victory in the SAS Scandinavian Masters in 2008 before capturing the Mallorca Open in Spain in May . . . . . he has earned over €6 million on the European Tour . . . . lists hunting as his main interest outside of golf.