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Peter Jacobsen
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full namePeter Erling Jacobsen
Born(1954-03-04) March 4, 1954 (age 60)
Portland, Oregon
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceBonita Springs, Florida
SpouseJan (m. 1976)
ChildrenAmy, Kristen, Mick
Career
CollegeUniversity of Oregon
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins22
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour7
Champions Tour2
Other13
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 1981
U.S. OpenT7: 1984
The Open ChampionshipT11: 1985
PGA Championship3rd: 1983, 1986
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
2003
Old Tom Morris Award2012
Payne Stewart Award2013
(For a full list of awards, see here)
 
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This article is about the professional golfer. For the English jazz pianist, see Pete Jacobsen. For the American actor, see Peter Jacobson. For the Faroese footballer, see Pætur Dam Jacobsen.
Peter Jacobsen
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full namePeter Erling Jacobsen
Born(1954-03-04) March 4, 1954 (age 60)
Portland, Oregon
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceBonita Springs, Florida
SpouseJan (m. 1976)
ChildrenAmy, Kristen, Mick
Career
CollegeUniversity of Oregon
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins22
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour7
Champions Tour2
Other13
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT11: 1981
U.S. OpenT7: 1984
The Open ChampionshipT11: 1985
PGA Championship3rd: 1983, 1986
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour Comeback
Player of the Year
2003
Old Tom Morris Award2012
Payne Stewart Award2013
(For a full list of awards, see here)

Peter Erling Jacobsen (born March 4, 1954) is an American professional golfer and commentator on Golf Channel and NBC. He has played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. He has won seven events on the PGA Tour and two events on the Champions Tour, both majors.

Early years[edit]

Jacobsen was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Portland’s Lincoln High School.[1]

Jacobsen played college golf at the University of Oregon. He turned professional in 1976 after winning the Oregon Open as an amateur. He is one of golf's most colorful personalities, which makes him one of the more popular players with fans.[2]

Professional career[edit]

PGA Tour[edit]

Jacobsen qualified for the PGA Tour in his first attempt, finishing in 19th place at the 1976 qualifying tournament. He made steady progress during his first few seasons on the tour, before capturing his first title in 1980 at the Buick-Goodwrench Open. He won twice on the tour in 1984 and broke into the top-10 on the money list for the first time. Two more wins in 1995 catapulted him to a career best 7th place on the end of season money list. As a result of his performance during those two seasons, he was selected to play in two Ryder Cups, in 1985 and 1995.

Jacobsen has won seven tournaments on the PGA Tour, the last coming at the 2003 Greater Hartford Open at the age of 49, making him one of the oldest players to win on the PGA Tour. That year he was voted the Tour's comeback player of the year.[3]

Champions Tour[edit]

Since turning fifty, Jacobsen has competed mainly on the Champions Tour, although he continued to play on the PGA Tour for several years. In his first year of eligibility for senior golf, he won the 2004 U.S. Senior Open, one of senior golf's major championships.[4] The following year he added a second senior major title at the 2005 Senior Players Championship.

Other projects[edit]

Away from competing, Jacobsen has presented two shows on the Golf Channel. Plugged In was a variety show, featuring music, story-telling and skits performed with co-host Matt Griesser, former star of the FootJoy SignBoy campaign, and Peter and Friends was a panel discussion show.

Jacobsen appeared as himself alongside Kevin Costner in the 1996 movie Tin Cup, where he was the winner of the fictional U.S. Open.[2]

A self-taught guitarist, Jacobsen was a founding member and lead singer of Jake Trout & The Flounders, a band he formed in the mid-80s with Mark Lye and Payne Stewart. The group is no longer together, but they recorded two albums.[5]

Jacobsen owns Peter Jacobsen Sports,[3][6] an event management company that has run several professional golf tournaments including the JELD-WEN Tradition, one of the majors on the Champions Tour,[3] and the CVS Caremark Charity Classic, one of the PGA Tour's Challenge Series events. Until 2002 it also organized the Fred Meyer Challenge, a three-day charity event in Oregon.[7]

Jacobsen is known for his laid-back, humorous personality. During the Fred Meyer Challenge, he was known to do impressions of other players, such as Craig Stadler. The event was filmed and broadcast on the Golf Channel, and they have released a DVD and VHS of the footage, titled "Peter's Party."[8] His sharp but playful humor is also evident in the video and audio commentary he provides for the player's shot, good or bad, in various versions of Golden Tee Golf, a video game from Incredible Technologies.

Jacobsen is also the face of Peter Jacobsen Challenge Keno and Peter Jacobsen Challenge Poker, two video gambling casino games.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Jacobsen married in December 1976 to Jan. The couple have three children: Amy, Kristen, and Mick.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner(s)-up
1Aug 24, 1980Buick-Goodwrench Open−12 (70-70-69-67=276)1 strokeUnited States Mark Lye, United States Billy Kratzert
2May 20, 1984Colonial National Invitation−10 (64-71-65-70=270)PlayoffUnited States Payne Stewart
3Jul 29, 1984Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open−15 (67-69-63-70=269)2 strokesUnited States Mark O'Meara
4Jan 21, 1990Bob Hope Chrysler Classic−21 (67-66-69-66-71=339)1 strokeUnited States Scott Simpson, United States Brian Tennyson
5Feb 5, 1995AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am−17 (67-73-66-65=271)2 strokesUnited States David Duval
6Feb 12, 1995Buick Invitational of California−19 (68-65-68-68=269)4 strokesUnited States Mark Calcavecchia, United States Mike Hulbert,
United States Hal Sutton, United States Kirk Triplett
7Jul 27, 2003Greater Hartford Open−14 (63-67-69-67=266)2 strokesUnited States Chris Riley

PGA Tour playoff record (1–3)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
11982Buick OpenUnited States Bobby Clampett, United States Hale Irwin, United States Gil MorganIrwin won with birdie on second extra hole
21984Colonial National InvitationUnited States Payne StewartWon with birdie on first extra hole
31985Honda ClassicUnited States Curtis StrangeLost to par on first extra hole
41989Beatrice Western OpenUnited States Mark McCumberLost to par on first extra hole

Other wins (12)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (2)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (2)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
1Aug 1, 2004U.S. Senior Open−12 (65-70-69-68=272)1 strokeUnited States Hale Irwin
2Jul 10, 2005Ford Senior Players Championship−15 (70-66-71-66=273)1 strokeUnited States Hale Irwin

Other senior wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament1980198119821983198419851986198719881989
Masters TournamentDNPT11T20T20T25CUTT25DNPDNPT34
U.S. OpenT22T37DNPT34T7T31T59T24T218
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPT12T22T11CUTWDDNPT30
PGA ChampionshipT10T27T343T18T1032047T27
Tournament1990199119921993199419951996199719981999
Masters TournamentT30T17T61DNPDNPT31DNPDNPDNPDNP
U.S. OpenCUTT3163CUTDNPT51T23DNPDNPDNP
The Open ChampionshipT16T73DNPDNPT24T31T44DNPDNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipT26DNPT28T28DNPT23WDT67DNPDNP
Tournament2000200120022003200420052006
Masters TournamentDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
U.S. OpenDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPT15CUT
The Open ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPCUTDNPDNPDNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament0000061110
U.S. Open0000271714
The Open Championship000005119
PGA Championship0022471715
Totals00226255648

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

YearChampionshipWinning scoreMarginRunner-up
2004U.S. Senior Open−12 (65-70-69-68=272)1 strokeUnited States Hale Irwin
2005Ford Senior Players Championship−15 (70-66-71-66=273)1 strokeUnited States Hale Irwin

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament20042005200620072008200920102011201220132014
The TraditionT4T42WDWDDNP56DNPT6024WDT46
Senior PGA ChampionshipDNPT6T7T52DNPDNPDNPCUTCUTT35CUT
Senior Players ChampionshipDNP1T45DNPDNPDNPDNPT72T62T3970
U.S. Senior Open1T26T3T33CUTCUTWDCUTT17WDCUT
Senior British Open ChampionshipDNPT56T40CUTDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Awards[edit]

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meehan, Brian. Jacobsen works at golf, but attitude is natural. The Oregonian, August 27, 2004.
  2. ^ a b Wang, Gene (June 19, 2005). "Jacobsen Hopes for a Hollywood Ending". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c Tokito, Mike. JELD-WEN to sponsor Portland golfer Jacobsen. The Oregonian, December 18, 2003.
  4. ^ "Patience in the heat pays off for Jacobsen". USA Today. August 3, 2004. Retrieved August 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Peter Jacobsen". Peter Jacobsen Sports. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ Peter Jacobsen Sports
  7. ^ White, Ryan. Fred Meyer pulls out of charity golf event. The Oregonian, August 28, 2002.
  8. ^ "Peter's Party I&II". Golf Channel. Archived from the original on September 7, 2007. 
  9. ^ Peter Jacobsen's Corporate Partnerships

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