Height: 6 ft. 2 in
Weight: 215 lbs
College: University of Oregon
Turned Pro: 1976
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Country: United States
After winning the Oregon Open as an amateur, Jacobsen decided to turn pro. He is one of the most liked golfers on the circuit. Jacobsen instantly qualified for the PGA Tour on his first attempt after coming through Q School in 1976. He played solid golf for his first few years on Tour before capturing the first of seven PGA Tour wins in 1980 at the Buick-Goodwrench Open where he won by a single stroke. A week after his first win he came close to winning the BC Open however he came up a shot short. He would end the season 26th on the money list.
He won twice in 1984, first at the end of May at the Colonial National Invitation where he defeated Payne Stewart in a play-off. In July, Jacobsen would capture the Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open by two strokes over Mark O’Meara. He would have a further four top 10 finishes in 1984 to end the season 10th in the standings. Jacobsen would end a six year winless drought in 1990 when winning the five round marathon event, the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He would wait another five years for the next victory, another multiple win season in 1995. After shooting 65-66 over the weekend, Jacobsen claimed the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by two shots from David Duval. A week later he would storm through the field to win by four shots at the Buick Invitational. He would have a further two runner-up finishes that season and ended up 7th on the money list.
2003 brought Jacobsen his final Tour win. It came at the Greater Hartford Open where he finished two strokes ahead of Chris Riley. This win came at the age of forty nine years old and resulted in him winning the Comeback Player of the Year award. He would go on to play on the Champions Tour for a few years, winning twice, both Senior Major Championships. He represented the United States in the Ryder Cup on two occasions, in 1985 and 1995.