Genworth Golf Brand Ambassadors
Peter and Pablo play an active part in not only helping us drive improvements in our own business by sharing their experiences of competing at the highest levels but in leading the charge on our ‘Putts4Charity’ initiative.
Their values and commitment to be winners on the golf course mirror our own values of excellence, integrity and heart.
Peter Barrett, Global Managing Director, Lifestyle Protection
Tour: The European Tour
Date of Birth:04/10/1977
Place of Birth: Svedala, Sweden
Height: 1.90m (6ft 3in)
Peter Hanson is one of the most consistent golfers on the European Tour and keeps getting better and better.
Peter turned professional in early 1998 and won for the first time on the Challenge Tour later that year in the Günther Hamburg Classics. His first win on the European Tour came in 2005 when he beat Peter Gustavsson in a playoff at the Open de España.
Since that first win, Peter has gone from strength to strength, improving year on year. He entered the world top-50 of the Official World Golf Rankings in 2008 and his stock continues to rise as he reached no.24 in March 2012.
In total, he has won 4 European Tour events, including both the Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca and the Czech Open in 2010, again both in playoffs. Peter is renowned for his consistency, as shown in 2011 when he was 13th in the Race to Dubai.
Peter’s continual progression is reflected in his performances in Major Championships, as he secured his first top-10 Major at the 2011 U.S. Open and then finished third in the 2012 Masters Tournament. He was also a part of the successful 2010 European Ryder Cup team.
Peter married his wife, Sanna, in 2005 and has two children. He lists hunting among his interests.
We are proud to have Peter as a Genworth Ambassador.
Tour: The European Tour
Date of Birth: 15/05/1983
Place of Birth: Barcelona, Spain
Height:1.78m (5ft 10in)
Pablo Larrazábal was born in Barcelona but went to high school in the USA. He got his first taste of Major Tournament golf in 2002 when he caddied for his brother, Alejandro, in the Masters. It soon became apparent that Pablo would go on to make a fine professional himself, but first he had to work at his father’s fish farm so that he could ‘understand the value of money’ and realise how ‘ordinary’ people work to live their lives.
Pablo didn’t stay at the fish farm long as he turned professional in 2004 and graduated from Qualifying School in 2007 to receive his European Tour card for the 2008 season.
Despite the step-up in class, Pablo was unfazed. He excelled on the bigger stage and won his first European Tour event as a rookie, the Open de France, when he led from start to finish to beat a world-class field. He made the cut in 17 of his 28 starts, recorded 3 top-10 finishes and was awarded the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award, which has previously been won by fellow Spaniards José María Olazábal and Sergio García.
2011 was Pablo’s best year to date as he claimed his second European Tour title in the BMW International Open in Germany, where he defeated compatriot Sergio García in a playoff. He went on to secure seven top-10 finishes throughout the season and finished a personal-best 17th in the Race to Dubai.
We are proud to have Pablo as a Genworth Ambassador.