PGA Tour Rookie John Peterson Practices on Texas Highway During Traffic Jam

PGA Tour Rookie John Peterson Practices on Texas Highway During Traffic Jam


John Peterson, 2013 U.S. Open Peterson at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion. (Robert Beck/Sports Illustrated)

John Peterson, the 2011 NCAA champ from LSU who tied for fourth at the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club, found himself stuck in traffic during a recent snowstorm in Texas, so he did what any golf-loving 23-year-old would under the circumstances.
The PGA Tour rookie jumped out of the car, grabbed a few clubs, dropped some balls into the crusty-looking snow, and began smacking shots toward the trees and fencing bordering Interstate-20.
In addition to his iron shot, Peterson also teed up a driver and aimed for a road sign. His friend got the whole thing on video and provided running commentary. Watch the videos below.

Peterson’s best finish on the PGA Tour this year was a T8 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He spent most of the year playing on the Tour, but will play the PGA Tour exclusively in 2014 after finishing first on the Tour money list.
Now we know the secret to his success: Squeezing in a little practice during those awkward hours stuck in gridlock.
“You can’t lose your game when you come huntin’,” he tells his buddy in the video. “Tips from the Tour–John Peterson.”
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