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Fredrik Jacobson

  • Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Age: 33
  • Turned Pro: 1994
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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Player Notes

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 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 rank 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.

Career Victories

European Tour
3 - 2003 Omega Hong Kong Open, Algarve Open De Portugal, Volvo Masters

PGA Tour
0

Career Summary

1995 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 73.73; money - (Euro)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 European Tour Victories
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 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 72.61 (ranked 119th); money - (Euro)76,434 or ?54,596 (ranked 127th); best finish -T9th Algarve Portuguese Open & Scottish PGA Championship.

2000 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.22 (ranked 24th); money - (Euro)541,506 or ?322,047 (ranked 25th); best finish -2nd Compaq European Grand Prix & Murphy's Irish Open.

2001 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.97 (ranked 43rd); money - (Euro)532,168 or ?330,881 (ranked 38th); best finish -T2nd, Linde German Masters.

2002 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.25 (ranked 45th); money - (Euro)703,400 or ?448,497 (ranked 24th); best finish -2nd, Barclays Scottish Open.

2003 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.77 (ranked 19th); money - (Euro)1,521,303 or ?1,060,666 (ranked 4th); best finish -T19th, Linde German Masters.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; rounds played - 34; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 69.38 (ranked N/A); money - $786,771; (ranked N/A); best finish - T3rd at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

2004 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.44 (ranked N/A); money - (Euro)408,033 or ?282,165 (ranked 54th); best finish -T3rd , Omega Hong Kong Open.

2004 Notes
Played with Joakim Haeggman at the WGC-World Cup in Spain finishing T7th.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 80; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $1,259,048; (ranked 59th); best finish - T4th at the Honda Classic.

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.71 / (47th); driving distance - 287.9 / (89th); driving accuracy - 55.6% / (184th); GIR - 64.4% / (112th); putting - 1.750 / (25th); birdie average - 3.84 per rd / (24th) / total birdies - 307; sand saves - 43.9% / (158th); all-around rank - 666 / (68th)

2005 Notes
Seven Top-25 finishes, also played in five European Tour events, best finish -T14th Standard Life Loch Lomond.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 71; in money - 135; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $868,525; (ranked 96th); best finish - T6th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.93 / (83rd); driving distance - 289.5 / (90th); driving accuracy - 57.4% / (175th); GIR - 62.3% / (162nd); putting - 1.773 / (79th); birdie average - 3.37 per rd / (142nd) / total birdies - 239; sand saves - 55.4% / (29th); all-around rank - 843 / (125th).

2006 Notes
Only played twice on the European Tour, missed cut in Barclays Scottish Open and T27th in Scandinavian Masters.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; rounds played - 56; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 2; money - $788,764; (ranked 108th); best finish - 4 at the Ford Championship at Doral

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.92 / (78th); driving distance - 290.7 / (84th); driving accuracy - 62.4% / (111th); GIR - 63.9% / (138th); putting - 1.760 / (46th); birdie average - 3.55 per rd / (82nd) / total birdies - 199; sand saves - 48.9% / (95th); all-around rank - 744 / (92nd).

2007 Notes
Had five Top-10 finishes, nine Top-25s and a personal-best T2 at the inaugural Ginn sur Mer Classic. Surpassed $1 million in earnings for the second time in his PGA Tour career. Also at the end of the year rejoined the European Tour for 2008, didn't play on that tour in 2007.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; rounds played - 70; in money - 15; Top-10 Finishes - 5; money - $1,469,541 (ranked 63rd); best finish - T2nd at the Ginn sur Mer Classic at Tesoro

2007 Stats
scoring average - 70.15 / (30th); driving distance - 284.7 / (135th); driving accuracy - 63.6% / (99th); GIR - 66.1% / (46th); putting - 1.729 / (3rd); birdie average - 4.01 per rd / (2nd) / total birdies - 281; sand saves - 50.9% / (81st); all-around rank - 578 / (37th)

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