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Peter Jacobsen

  • Birthplace: Portland, Ore.
  • Residence: Portland, Ore.
  • Birthdate: March 3, 1954
  • Age: 52
  • Turned Pro: 1976

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Player Notes

Started playing golf at the age of 12, was taught fundamentals by his father and had further instruction from older brother David. . . Won 1974 PAC-8 conference championship at Oregon where he was three-time All-American. . . Had a ruptured disc in his back in 1987, which required back surgery and had been suffering from severe sinus trouble. In 1992 he lost his exempt status and was thinking of cutting back his golf schedule to become a television commentator. He joined ABC Sports announcing team in 1993, but as he spent more time in the booth he knew that his true love was playing on the PGA Tour. In 1994 he quit ABC and devoted his time to playing the PGA Tour full time, but was hampered when he started the year hurt when he cut two fingers on his right hand while playing with his children. The injury required surgery and he didn't start playing again until the Phoenix Open. Later in the year at the Memorial he pulled rib muscles and took five weeks off. . . His decision to play full time paid off in 1995 when he won the AT&T and then the Buick Invitational the following week. Jacobsen is a favorite at pro-ams and clinics with his impersonations of famous players and with his musical group, "Jake Trout and the Flounders". Has is own television production company and runs the annual Fred Meyer Challenge. A member of the 1985 and '95 Ryder Cup Team, he was also Player Director on the PGA Tour policy board between 1983-85 and again between 1990-92.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
2 - 2004 U.S. Senior Open, 2005 FORD Senior Players Championship

PGA Tour
7 - 1980 Buick-Goodwrench Open, 1984 Colonial National, Sammy Davis Jr.- Hartford Open, 1990 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, 1995 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am, Buick Invitational of California, 2003 Greater Hartford Open

Other
1976 Oregon Open, Northern California Open, 1979 Western Australia Open, 1981 & '82 Johnnie Walker Cup (Spain), 1986 Fred Meyer Challenge (with Curtis Strange), 1989 Kapalua International.

Career Summary

1987 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.44 (ranked 69th); money $79,924 (ranked 111th), best finish,T6th, Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.25 (ranked 23rd); money 526,765 (ranked 16th), best finish, T2nd, Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational & FedEx St. Jude Classic, 2nd, Beatrice Western Open.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.46 (ranked 28th); money $267,241 (ranked 48th), best finish, 2nd, Beatrice Western Open.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 69.91 (ranked 7th); money $547,279 (ranked 19th), winner Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.36 (ranked T108th); money $263,180 (ranked 64th), 2nd, B.C. Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 0; money $106,100 (ranked 127th); best finish, T-18th Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic & Canadian Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.38 (ranked T-27th); money $222,291 (ranked 77th); best finish, T-6th Los Angeles Open and New England Classic.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.67 (ranked 44th); money $211,762 (ranked 88th); best finish T-6th, Los Angeles Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.03 (ranked 10th); money $1,075,057 (ranked 7th); winner, AT&T Pebble Beach and Buick Invitational.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.20 (ranked 92nd); money $127,197 (ranked 146th); best finish T-10th, Nissan Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.51 (ranked 41st); money $294,931 (ranked 82nd); best finish 3rd, CVS Charity Classic.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 70.97 (ranked 67th); money $327,336 (ranked 92nd); best finish 2nd, B.C. Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.04 (ranked 74th); money $285,461 (ranked 138th); best finish 9th, B.C. Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played - 65 ; in money -10; top-10 finishes - 0; money $141,484 (ranked 181st); best finish T16th at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic

2000 Stats
Scoring - 71.46 / (121st); driving distance - 275.8 / (63rd); driving accuracy -70.1% / (70th); GIR - 66.2% / (85th); putting - 1.810 / (179th); birdie average - 3.25 per rd / (142nd) / total birdies - 211; sand saves - 64.0% / (2nd); scrambling - 64.3% / (11th); all-around rank - 834 / (110th).

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; rounds played - 49 ; in money - 7; top-10 finishes - 0; money $64,297 (ranked 209th); best finish T-37th at the Air Canada Championship

2002 Notes
T8 at The Honda Classic was his first top-10 finish since a solo ninth-place finish at the 1999 B.C. Open.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; rounds played - 67 ; in money -11; top-10 finishes - 3; money $389,123 (ranked 144th); best finish T-8th at the Honda Classic and John Deere Classic.

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.08 / (86th); driving distance - 281.5 / (82nd); driving accuracy -71.7% / (39th); GIR - 66.5% / (74th); putting - 1.782 / (130th); birdie average - 3.37 per rd / (147th) / total birdies - 226; sand saves - 41.0% / (186th); all-around rank - 873 / (120th).

2003 Notes
PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; Rounds Played - 75; in money - 14; top -10 Finishes - 3; money $1,162,726 Rank (62nd); Best finish: Won at the Greater Hartford Open

2003 Stats
Scoring - 71.16 / (106th); Driving Distance - 283.2 / (119th); Driving Accuracy - 74.1% / (9th); GIR - 67.0% / (62nd); Putting - 1.773 / (84th); Birdie Average - 3.67 per rd / (76th) / Total Birdies - 275; Sand Saves - 50.0% / (97th); All-Around Rank - 681 / (75th).

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 9; top 10 finishes - 6; stroke average 69.40; money $1,040,690 (ranked 16th); Best finish, Won U.S. Senior Open.

2004 Notes
Officially joined the Champions Tour at the SBC Classic in March shortly after turning 50, but subsequent left after hip surgery in April kept him out of action on the Tour for nearly three months.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; Rounds Played - 31; in money - 6; top -10 Finishes - 0; Scoring average - 71.84; money $232,851 Rank (184th); Best finish: T15th, Mercedes Championships.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 10; top 10 finishes - 4; stroke average 70.83 (ranked N/A); money $641,283 (ranked 29th); Best finish, Win FORD SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.

2005 Notes
Overcame health problems to earn comeback player of the year honors. Initially underwent surgery on his right knee in February and was out of action for a month. Had surgery on the same knee again in Setpember to remove floating pieces of torn cartilage and came back to play at the end of October.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 11; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 71.24 (ranked N/A); money $180,583 (ranked 201st); Best finish, T15th U.S. Open.

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