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John Jacobs

  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Birthdate: March 18, 1945
  • Age: 62
  • Turned Pro: 1967
  • College: USC
  • Eligibility Code: 1, 17

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Player Notes

Grew up on a golf course as a child as his father was director of parks and recreation for the city of Los Angeles.�.�.�Was assisted in the development of his game by his brother, Tommy, a four-time winner on the PGA TOUR.�.�.�His dream foursome would include his brother, Arnold Palmer and Walter Hagen, with maybe Ben Hogan thrown in to offset Hagen.�.�.�Enjoys horse racing and says if he could have one job outside of golf it would be having the opportunity to call a race at a track. Played in 209 PGA Tour events between 1968 and 1980. best finish -2nd in 1972 Greater Jacksonville Open and 1976 Greater Milwaukee Open. Played in Asia in 1980, became the first American to win the Asian Golf Circuit Order of merit in 1984. . . Played in three events in 1995. T-34th Dallas Reunion Pro-am, T-37th Transamerica and T-24th in Kaanapali Classic. In the Champions Tour Qualifying tournament finished T-2nd which got his card for '96.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
5 - 1998 Nationwide Championship, 1999 MasterCard Championship, Bruno's Memorial Classic, 2002 Royal Caribbean Classic, 2003 Senior PGA Championship

Career Summary

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 71.57 (ranked 25th); money - $510,253 (ranked 23rd); best finish -2nd, Brickyard Crossing Championship.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 71.56 (ranked 32nd); money - $799,654 (ranked 15th); Winner, Nationwide Championship.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 35; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 71.15 (ranked 30th); money - $997,318 (ranked 13th); Winner, MasterCard Championship.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.72 (ranked 21st); money - $1,124,589 (ranked 14th); Winner, Bruno's Memorial Classic.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 36; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.41 (ranked 34th); money - $743,421 (ranked 25th); best finish, 2nd, Turtle Bay Championship.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 71.29 (ranked 35th); money - $1,224,737 (ranked 14th); best finish, Winner Royal Caribbean Classic.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -27; top 10 finishes -4; scoring average - 71.71 (ranked 52nd); money - $785,181 (ranked 24th); best finish - Win Senior PGA Championship.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 28; top 10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 72.34 (ranked 55th); money - $508,682 (ranked 39th); best finish - 3rd Toshiba Senior Classic. Failed to place in the top 30 on the money list for the first time in his career.

2005 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.84 (ranked 50th); money - $298,875 (ranked 52nd); best finish - T-8th Bruno's Memorial Classic.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 27; top 10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 72.54 (ranked 67th); money - $236,005 (ranked 61st); best finish - T18th Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

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