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).

Did you know?

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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