Who's who: Peter Jacobsen

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Who's who: Peter Jacobsen

  • Name:

    Peter Erling Jacobsen
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    March 4, 1954 in Portland, Oregon.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf commentator.
  • Turned Pro:

    1976

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (2): US Senior Open (2004); Senior Players Championship (2005). Multiple winner on the PGA Tour. Old Tom Morris Award (2012, GCSAA).

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PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.

Top tournaments won by Peter Jacobsen

2008
America
6 skins
$320,000
Wendy's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Score

6 skins

Prize money

$320,000

Title sponsor

Wendy's

Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Feb 23/24; unofficial Champions Tr money event; four 2-man teams; alternate shot format). Fuzzy Zoeller & Peter Jacobsen won with a total of 6 skins worth $320,000. Second was Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson 8 skins worth $270,000. Third was Gary Player (RSA) & Loren Roberts 4 skins worth $180,000. Arnold Palmer & Jay Haas were shutout with no skins. (All players from USA unless indicated otherwise). [Royal Ka'anapali GC, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii].

2005
Majors
TPC Michigan
273 (-15)
$375,000
Ford

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Venue

TPC Michigan

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 7-10). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jacobsen (USA). [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].

2004
Majors
272 (-12)
$470,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$470,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jacobsen (USA). [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Hartford Open (July 24-27). Second-placed Chris Riley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Peter Jacobsen (USA), who recorded the second of his two wins in this event, and last of his seven PGA Tour wins overall. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].

1995
America
271 (-17)
$252,000
AT&T

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$252,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (Feb 2-5). Second-placed David Duval (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jacobsen (USA), who posted his fifth PGA Tour win. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Poppy Hills GC and Spyglass Hill GC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Invitational of California (Feb 9-12). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA), Mike Hulbert (USA), Hal Sutton (USA) and Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 4 shots behind Jacobsen (USA), who recorded back-to-back PGA Tour wins. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

1990
America
PGA West (Palmer)
339 (-21)
$180,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Venue

PGA West (Palmer)

Score

339 (-21)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Jan 17-21). Second-placed Scott Simpson (USA) and Brian Tennyson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jacobsen (USA). [Palmer (private) course, PGA West, La Quinta, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Indian Wells CC; Tamarisk CC].

1989
America
270 (-18)
$150,000
Isuzu

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Isuzu

Played as the Isuzu Kapalua International (Nov 8-11; PGA Tour post-season unofficial money event). Jacobsen (USA) beat Steve Pate (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Bay course, Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii].

1984
America
Wethersfield CC
269 (-15)
$72,000
Sammy Davis, Jr.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Venue

Wethersfield CC

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Played as the Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open (July 26-29). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 2 shots behind Peter Jacobsen (USA). [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 17-20). Peter Jacobsen (USA) beat Payne Stewart (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour win. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker Trophy (Oct 27-30; post-season limited field unofficial money event). Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Jacobsen (USA). [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, nr Barcelona; at the time known as El Prat de Llobregate Royal GC].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker Trophy (Oct 22-25; post-season limited field unofficial money event). Second-placed Manuel Piñero (Esp) finished 9 shots behind Jacobsen (USA), who recorded a final round six-under-par 66 for his first win in Europe. [No.1 course, Golf La Moraleja, Alcobendas, nr Madrid; now called Real (Royal) La Moraleja].

1980
America
Warwick Hills
276 (-12)
$45,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacobsen, Peter

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Goodwrench Open (Aug 21-24). Second-placed Billy Kratzert (USA) and Mark Lye (USA) finished 1 shot behind 26-year-old Peter Jacobsen (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

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