Height: 6’2” / 188 cm
Weight: 215 lbs / 98 kg
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Hazel
Peter Jacobsen is tall, strong and toned. To someone he seems a little overweight, but in any case the ex-golf star looks great in his 63 years old. He is internationally popular not just as an athlete, but also as a TV host.
Jacobsen started to play golf in his school years. Soon the boy felt that his heart had become completely captured by this game. Peter entered University of Oregon and immediately was included into the golf team there. Peter performed in amateur tours so well, that in 1976 he made up his decision to start playing professionally. He occupied the 19th position in the qualifying tournament that very year and it opened him the door to PGA tour.
Peter Jacobsen won several PGA Tours in his life. He was the best in years 1980 and 1984. In early 1990s his name was included into the list of 10 highest-paid golfers in the world.
The other significant event in Peter’s career was his participation in Ryder Cups contest. This golf tournament is held between the best golf players of both, Europe and USA every two years. Jacobsen participated in Ryder Cups tour twice – respectively in 1985 and 1995.
The star player retired from professional gold at the age of 50. Thus his career in pro golf has become one of the longest in the world.
He hosted several popular TV shows, like “Peter and Friends” and the others too. He also commented matches at Golf Channel.
Name: Peter Erling Jacobsen
Date of Birth: March 4, 1954
Place of Birth: Portland, Oregon, USA
Place of Residence: Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Education: Lincoln High School, University of Pregon
Wife Jan Jacobsen (since 1976)
He has three children with Jan Jacobsen
1) Daughter Amy Jacobsen
2) Daughter Kristen Jacobsen
3) Son Mick Jacobsen
Awards and Honors:
1) PGA Tour Comeback Player of the Year in 2003
2) Old Tom Morris Award in 2012
…and some others