Peter Hanson, born on October 4, 1977 in Svedal, Sweden, is a professional golfer who enjoyed a fairly successful amateur career before jumping into the pros. During his amateur career, Hanson won the Brabazon Trophy at Formby Golf Club in 1998 and represented his country in the Eisenhower Trophy during the same year. Other amateur wins include the 1997 Väcisteras and Husqvarna Opens in 1998. Soon afterwards, Hanson spent two years playing in the second-tier Challenger tour, where he won the Gunther Hamburg Classic. His first win in the European tour came in 2005 at the Jazztel Open de España en Andalucía when he defeated fellow Swede Peter Gustafsson. He again won on the tour in 2008 at the SAS Masters.
Hanson officially turned pro in 1998 and has been a member of the Continental Europe team in 2005 and 2007. He was also a part of the World Cup team in 2007. Although he had no victories in 2006, he managed to feature in the top 100 of the Official World Golf rankings and finished in the top 20 of the European Order of Merit for the first time. His best result in the US Open was when he tied for 30th place in 2007 and 34th place in 2005 at the British Open. He tied for 52nd place the 2008 PGA championship, with his best finish on this particular tour carded in 2005 when he tied for 23th place. In 2008 he also tied for 58th place at the Open Championship.
Hanson currently has 7 professional wins, two victories in the European tour, one win at the Challenger tour and victories in four other events.