Monday, 09 April 2012
Peter Hanson  (Getty Images)
Peter Hanson (Getty Images)
Peter Hanson was left to reflect on a cold putter, but the Swede was able to take pride in a tremendous Masters Tournament showing after finishing tied for third at Augusta National.

Hanson was the overnight leader on nine under, but a closing 73 saw him finish two shots behind Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson.

The Ryder Cup star did produce a strong finish, chipping to two feet to birdie the 15th, playing a superb tee shot at the 16th and holing a 15 foot birdie putt at the last for his best Major Championship finish.

“It was a pretty tough day for us,” said Hanson, who struggled to get back into contention after bogeys at the first and third.

“I didn’t get off to a great start with two bogeys. I was struggling with the greens as they were a little bit quicker.

“It was nice, there’s a a bit of nerves for everybody. I enjoyed playing with Phil [Mickelson]. Unfortunately today it didn't work out, I didn't hole enough putts. I’m a little bit disappointed but when i look back at it it’s been a great week.

“I think it was a good test. Like I said yesterday, it was a good test of emotion being out, how I can handle myself. It was still a new situation for me playing the last group and playing with Phil. It felt like it worked out pretty good, but like I said, I think your weaknesses show a little bit when you come under pressure.

“It's best thing on earth, I guess to play the back nine at Augusta in the last group. It's amazing. I have to say even yesterday when I shot 31 and Phil shot 30 on the back, with the atmosphere and the noise around the back nine was just fantastic.”

Get Adobe Flash player

R2D Fantasy

European Tour Partners

  • Rolex
  • BMW
  • Emirates
  • Titleist

Media Centre

Official Partner

Official Suppliers

This website is © The PGA European Tour 1997 - 2017. PGA European Tour, Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4LX. Registered in England No. 1867610.
All rights reserved. No reproduction, distribution or transmission of any information, part or parts of this website by any means whatsoever is permitted without the prior written permission of the PGA European Tour.