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In what could be final start, Peterson makes Greenbrier cut

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A birdie on his final hole of the day Friday could have significant ramifications for John Peterson.

With just one event left on his major medical extension, Peterson needs to earn about $60,000 this week at The Greenbrier to maintain conditional status for the rest of the season, or about $260,000 for full status. He’s already stated, on multiple occasions, that if he doesn’t earn the necessary cash he’s retiring from the PGA Tour and transitioning into real estate in the Fort Worth area.

After double-bogeying his 17th hole of the day Friday at TPC Old White, Peterson likely needed to birdie the final hole to ensure that he made the cut. He hit a 284-yard drive down the middle, wedged to 7 feet and rolled in the putt to sit at 3-under 137, which should be enough to play the weekend.


Peterson likely needs a top-25 finish this week to earn conditional status. The 2011 NCAA champion has been derailed in recent years by a wrist injury.