Peter Jacobsen Champions Tour Professional Golfer Peter Jacobsen represents everything a professional athlete and committed community leader should be. Through the years he has used his talents and status to transcend the game of golf and touch the lives of many. He’s a fierce competitor, consummate entertainer, community leader, passionate executive, and a caring family man. Jacobsen is one of golf's most colorful personalities, which makes him quite popular with fans. He has always been a fine golfer, with a 23 year stretch between first and last victories. He has played on two Ryder Cup teams (1985, 1995). Peter has been a member of the PGA TOUR since 1976 and has collected seven official tour victories. His win at the 2003 Greater Hartford Open at age 49 made him one of the oldest to win on the PGA Tour. That year he was voted comeback player of the year. Jacobsen currently plays mainly on the Champions Tour, and occasionally on the PGA Tour. In his first year of eligibility for senior golf he won the 2004 U.S. Senior Open, one of senior golf's major championships, and he followed up with a second senior major at the 2005 Senior Players Championship. These are the only two wins Jacobsen has on the Champions Tour, an accomplishment also reached by golfing greats Arnold Palmer, whose first two wins on what was then the Senior PGA Tour were both majors, and Jack Nicklaus, whose first six wins on the Senior PGA Tour were all majors. In 2003, Jacobsen was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. A 30-year veteran on the PGA TOUR, and a three-year member of the Champions Tour, Peter has established himself as the unofficial ambassador of golf. He has served as a Player Director on the PGA TOUR, a golf commentator on ABC-TV, a television analyst for The Skins Game, and a roving reporter for the 1991 Ryder Cup matches on NBC. His TV shows “Peter and Friends” and “Peter Jacobsen Plugged In,” which ran for three seasons each on The Golf Channel were a huge success. Peter has authored two books, “Buried Lies: True Tales and Tall Stories From the PGA TOUR,” published in 1993 and “Embedded Balls,” published in 2005. On TOUR, he represents several companies and products including Titleist, Lexus, JELD-WEN and Ketel One. Peter is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jacobsen Management Group, LLC, the parent corporation to Peter Jacobsen Productions (PJP), a sports marketing and event management firm. Peter has been a loyal and fierce advocate of keeping the tradition of golf alive and well in Oregon. PJP produced the popular Fred Meyer Challenge, 1986-2002, the 2003 U.S. Women’s Open at Pumpkin Ridge in North Plains, Ore., and currently produces the JELD-WEN Tradition, the final major on the Champions Tour schedule, at Crosswater Golf Club in Sun River. Since 1988, Peter’s company has produced nearly 250 events and has expanded outside of Oregon and now has offices across the country. Peter’s business acumen also extends to golf course design. He co-designed The Oregon Golf Club in West Lynn, Ore.; Genoa Lakes Golf Club and Resort in Lake Tahoe, Nev.; Blackhorse Golf Club in Cypress, Tex.; and continues golf course design as a principal of the Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design Company, based in Houston, Tex. Peter first ventured into the business world in 1986 with the creation of the Fred Meyer Challenge, a three-day exhibition-style event that ran for 17 years and raised more than $12 million for local Portland children's charities. In 1988 he formed Peter Jacobsen Productions, Inc. for the purpose of managing the Fred Meyer Challenge and other sporting events. In 2007, PJP became Peter Jacobsen Sports, a sports marketing firm featuring three divisions: event productions, sports marketing and player relations. In 1992 Peter co-designed his first golf course, Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, Ore., with long-time friend and former TOUR player Jim Hardy. They officially formed Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design in 1995 and have since designed and developed nearly 20 courses worldwide.
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