Peter Jacobsen is one of golf’s most colorful personalities, that 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). His win at the 2003 Greater Hartford Open at age 49 made him one of the oldest to win on the PGA Tour. He currently plays on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. In his first year of eligibility for senior golf he won the 2004 U.S. Senior Open, which is 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.
Jacobsen also has two shows on The Golf Channel: Peter Jacobsen Plugged In, and Peter and Friends. Both are panel discussion shows, although Plugged In has more variety to it, featuring bands like Hootie and the Blowfish, and also Jacobsen’s own band, whereas Peter and Friends is entirely discussion.
Peter is known for his laid-back, humorous personality. During a three-day charity event in Oregon that he hosts, The Challenge, he is known to do impressions of other players, such as Craig Stadler. The Golf Channel has even filmed Jacobsen during the event, and has released a DVD and VHS of the footage, titled “Peter’s Party.”
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