A promising ice hockey player at age 10. However one of the players at his club, Per Nellbeck, was also the local golf professional and taught the entire Jacobson family to play. First handicap was 40, but reached scratch five years later at age 15...Love of ice hockey was to delay his start to the 2000 season. . . Missed first three months after breaking left thumb playing hockey for golf professionals vs. tennis players in 1999. Needed operation and returned in March to finish third, second and second in successive starts...Won several notable titles in amateur golf before turning professional in 1994. Was ranked top 30 in Swedish table tennis at age 14-15. . .After 160 events as a professional, claimed his breakthrough victory on The European Tour when he won the Omega Hong Kong Open, the second event of the 2003 season...Won again three tournaments later in the Algarve Open de Portugal. Victory was all the more remarkable considering it was his first start back after a 10-week layoff due to a wrist injury...Ended European Tour season with third victory of 2003 at the Volvo Masters at Valderrama, defeating Spain's Carlos Rodiles in a four-hole playoff. . .Joined the PGA Tour in 2003 having finished among the top 125 as a non-member. In just four starts, was eligible to join as a Special Temporary Member, having earned more ($572,970) than the No. 150 player (Tom Scherrer, $356,657) from the 2002 TOUR money list. Joined the week of July 7.
3 - 2003 Omega Hong Kong Open, Algarve Open De Portugal, Volvo Masters
1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 7; top ten finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 73.73; money ?12,870 or �9,193 (ranked 175th); best finish T38th, BMW International Open.
1996 European Challenge Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 9; best finish 2nd, Swedish Match Play.
1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.70 (ranked 61); money ?108,776 or �77,697 (ranked 84th); best finish 2nd, Madeira Island Open.
1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 72.87 (ranked 109th); money?123,817 or �88,441 (ranked 75th); best finish 2nd, Belgacom Open.
1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 72.61 (ranked 119th); money ?76,434 or �54,596 (ranked 127th); best finish T9th Algarve Portuguese Open & Scottish PGA Championship.
2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.22 (ranked 24th); money ?541,506 or �322,047 (ranked 25th); best finish 2nd Compaq European Grand Prix & Murphy's Irish Open.
2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.97 (ranked 43rd); money ?532,168 or �330,881 (ranked 38th); best finish T2nd, Linde German Masters.
2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.25 (ranked 45th); money ?703,400 or �448,497 (ranked 24th); best finish 2nd, Barclays Scottish Open.
2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.77 (ranked 19th); money ?1,521,303 or �1,060,666 (ranked 4th); best finish T19th, Linde German Masters.