Name:Peter Erling Jacobsen
Born:March 4, 1954 in Portland, Oregon.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf commentator.
Senior MAJORS (2): US Senior Open (2004); Senior Players Championship (2005). Multiple winner on the PGA Tour. Old Tom Morris Award (2012, GCSAA).
PGA Tour and PGA Champions Tour player.
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].
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.].
The US Senior Open (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jacobsen (USA). [Bellerive CC, St Louis, Missouri].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
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