When John Peterson tied for 55th in the Mayakoba Golf Classic — in Mexico in February, we’d never heard of it either — it was the best finish of the year for the former LSU golfer living the journeyman life of the young professional.
But that was before his top-10 finish at the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco made him a bona fide pro golfer. Big time.
He will get invitations to next year’s Open and the Masters tournament at Augusta National.
The icing on the cake: Peterson tied with his mentor David Toms, the former LSU All-American.
We congratulate Peterson and wish him well on a career that has moved well beyond the Mayakoba Classic.