World’s top-ranking amateur for 52 weeks
After a superb amateur career, American Peter Uihlein has become one of the world’s most exciting young golfers after deciding to start his career on the European Tour.
A product of Oklahoma State University, he won the USGA Men’s Amateur Championship in 2010 and was the world’s top-ranking amateur for 52 weeks from June 2010, as well as representing the United States twice in the Walker Cup, with an excellent 6-2 record.
Amateur of the Year Award in 2010
He had nine amateur and collegiate wins in the space of 18 months, and won the R&A Amateur of the Year Award in 2010 and the Ben Hogan Award in 2011.
After turning professional in 2011, Peter decided to take the bold step of establishing himself in Europe, rather than on home soil.
He graduated from the Challenge Tour in 2012 and secured his maiden European Tour title at the Madeira Islands Open in May 2013.
European odyssey took him all over the world
Peter followed that up with solid displays at the BMW PGA Championship and Aberdeen Asset Management, as well as second spots at the ISPS Handa Wales Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
Breaking into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking, he finished 14th in The Race to Dubai and was the first American to win the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award.
19 May 2013
-15 (72-64-69-68 = 273)