Name:Peter Erling Jacobsen
Born:March 4, 1954 in Portland, Oregon.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf commentator.
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 Jacobsen (USA), who recorded the last of his seven PGA Tour wins. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].
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 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 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].
Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 17-20). 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].
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 Jacobsen (USA). [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].
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 first-time PGA Tour winner Jacobsen (USA). [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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