Name:Fredrik Ulf Yngve Jacobson
Also known as:Freddie
Born:Sept 26, 1974 in Kungsbacka, Halland, Sweden.
Original/Home Club:Kungsbacka GC, Sweden
Turned Pro:1994 (aged 19)
Played as the Travelers Championship (June 23-26). Second-placed John Rollins (USA) and Ryan Moore (USA) finished 1 shot behind 36-year-old Fredrik "Freddie" Jacobson (Swe). After eight years on the Tour, Jacobson recorded his first and only PGA Tour win. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
Played as the Algarve Open de Portugal (April 17-20). Second-placed Bradley Dredge (Wales), Jamie Donaldson (Wales) and Brian Davis (England) finished 1 shot behind Jacobson (Swe). [Vale do Lobo GC, nr Almancil, Algarve, Portugal; composite of 13 holes from the Royal course and five from the Ocean course].
Played as the Volvo Masters Andalucia (Oct 30-Nov 2; Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Jacobson (Swe) beat Carlos Rodiles (Spain) with a par at the fourth playoff hole, to record the last of his three European Tour wins. [Valderrama GC, San Roque, Spain].
Played as the Omega Hong Kong Open (Nov 28-Dec 1; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2003 season). Second-placed Jorge Berendt (Arg) and Henrik Nystrom (Swe) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Fredrik "Freddie" Jacobson (Swe). [Hong Kong GC, Fanling; composite of 10 holes from Eden course, 8 from the New].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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