Peter Uihlein, playing as a non member of the American PGA Tour, posted a final round -7/65 to leapfrog up the leaderboard Sunday at the Sanderson Farms Championship for his best finish on the PGA TOUR in 20 starts. In fact Uihlein’s T-4th finish with Tour rookie Justin Thomas and John Rollins is his best outing of the 2014 season on both the American and European tours of which he is a regular member. The T-4 finish was worth $165,333.34 for the Bedford, MA native.
Uihlein’s final trip around the course at the Country Club of Jackson was bogey free with seven birdies. Peter looped the Jackson layout with just 4 bogeys for he week and played 30 bogey free holes in a row over his final 36 holes.
Trying to qualify for the U.S. Open Championship in May, Uihlein was forced to withdraw from the qualifier in England due to a back injury. Looking at his results this year on the European Tour, I surmised the 25 year old player’s back problems may have started a month earlier in April. He missed the cut in seven straight European events between mid April and July when he made the cut and finished the Open Championship. Since the Open, Uihlein has made the cut in nine straight events including his T-9th in the Perth International event just weeks before making the trip back to the U.S. for the Sanderson Farms.
A regular member of the European Tour since turning pro in 2012, Uihlein is currently ranked 77th in the tour’s Race to Dubai. Having committed to playing in the Turkish Airlines Open this week, his T-10 finish also qualifies Peter for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, the final event of the PGA TOUR’s Fall Series.
Uihlein’s career earnings, post Sanderson Farms, stands at $1,669,148 since 2012 with sluggish earnings this year of with just $521,474.
I’ve said it before. I’m anxious to see Team New England’s Peter Uihlein come ‘back across the pond’ and devote his talents playing as a regular on the PGA Tour.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?