Hanson withdraws from Seve Trophy

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Updated: September 30, 2013

Paris, France (Sports Network) – Peter Hanson withdrew from the Seve Trophy on
Monday due to a lingering back injury.

Hanson, a 2012 Ryder Cup participant, will be replaced by Spaniard Gonzalo
Fernandez-Castano on the Continental Europe team, which will take on Great
Britain & Ireland at Saint-Nom-la-Breteche Golf Club starting Thursday.

“My back has been an issue for pretty much most of the year and it is still
not 100 percent unfortunately,” said Hanson. “I have my defense of the BMW
Masters in China coming up in three weeks’ time which is part of the Final
Series on the European Tour and I want to be in ideal shape for that full run
of tournaments, which meant I had to withdraw from this week.”

Fernandez-Castano is 4-5 in his previous nine matches in the Seve Trophy.

“When I got the call I was really excited about playing in my third Seve
Trophy,” he said. “I really enjoyed the two previous contests I played, and it
is important to support a tournament with Seve’s name on it, not only because
of what he did for Spanish golf, but for what he did for the game in Europe
and the European Tour as a whole.”