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Peter Jacobsen – Pro Golfer

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In the world of professional golf there are several well-known names that everyone knows including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Arnold Palmer but for those golf fans in Portland, the name Peter Jacobsen will always be synonymous with pro golf.

About Peter Jacobsen

Born in 1954, Peter went to Lincoln High School and then to the University of Oregon where he graduated in 1976.

His career started off with a bang after he won the Oregon Open and since the very beginning he’s always been a fan favorite because he has one of golf’s more color personalities like John Daily.

Professional Golf Career

Jacobsen qualified for the PGA Tour in his first attempt, finishing in 19th place at the 1976 qualifying tournament. He made steady progress during his first few seasons on the tour, before capturing his first title in 1980 at the Buick-Goodwrench Open. He won twice on the tour in 1984 and broke into the top-10 on the money list for the first time. Two more wins in 1995 catapulted him to a career best 7th place on the end of season money list. As a result of his performance during those two seasons, he was selected to play in two Ryder Cups, in 1985 and 1995.

Jacobsen has won seven tournaments on the PGA Tour, the last coming at the 2003 Greater Hartford Open at the age of 49, making him one of the oldest players to win on the PGA Tour. That year he was voted the Tour’s comeback player of the year.

Champions Tour

Since turning fifty, Jacobsen has competed mainly on the Champions Tour, although he continued to play on the PGA Tour for several years. In his first year of eligibility for senior golf, he won the 2004 U.S. Senior Open, one of senior golf’s major championships. The following year he added a second senior major title at the 2005 Senior Players Championship.

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