Els takes three-shot lead at Dubai Classic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 9 (UPI) -- Ernie Els, in position to win tournaments in consecutive weeks on different continents, fired a 5-under-par 67 on Saturday and owns a three-shot lead over Nicla

Forsyth starts fast in South African Open

DURBAN, South Africa, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Scotland's Alastair Forsyth made a flying start Thursday in his bid to regain his European Tour card, which he lost in controversial circumstances last year.
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Carl Pettersson
Sweden's Carl Pettersson hits from the sand trap on No. 2 green during the final round of The Players Golf Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on May 13, 2007. Pettersson birdied the hole. (UPI Photo/Pat Benic)

Carl Pettersson (born on 29 August 1977) is a Swedish professional golfer.

Pettersson was born in Gothenburg. His father was a Volvo executive who was transferred internationally, so Carl lived in England from ages ten to fourteen and spent his last two high school years at Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, in the United States. He went on to attend North Carolina State University.

After he won the European Amateur in 2000, Pettersson turned professional. He won a European Tour card at that year's Qualifying School and played the European Tour in 2001 and 2002, winning the 2002 Algarve Open de Portugal. In late 2002 he won a place on the U.S. based PGA Tour at Qualifying School and he has played mainly in America since then. His first PGA Tour title was the 2005 Chrysler Championship, where he became the third Swede to win on the PGA Tour after Jesper Parnevik and Gabriel Hjertstedt. He has featured in the top fifty of the Official World Golf Rankings.

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