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Freddie Jacobson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 9/26/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 178
College: Sweden

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With a solo fifth-place finish at The RSM Classic, Freddie Jacobson met the terms of his Major Medical Extension with six starts to spare.
The Swede carded a 3-under-par 33-34=67 in today's finale to post 12-under 270. He circled four birdies, two of which from at least 11 feet. His longest was also the clincher to fulfill his medical as he walked off with a conversion from 25'1" at the par-4 18th hole. Jacobson suffered just one bogey today -- he had only four (and nothing worse) all week -- and averted two others with a pair of par saves ranging 10-11 feet. All told, he earned $228,000.00 to cover the financial angle of the MME by $29,759. His 110 FedExCup points collected was also 6.29 points more than necessary, but by achieving the objective with FedExCup points, the 41-year-old is now exempt into the 2016 PLAYERS. He'll play out of the No. 1 position in the MME category for the remainder of the season unless he wins a tournament for a promotion. Nov 22 - 4:59 PM

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Freddie Jacobson chased his opening 65 at The RSM Classic with a 5-under-par 34-33=67 on the Plantation Course at Sea Island Resort, posting 10-under 132, good for early possession of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Jacobson went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee on Seaside's sister course this morning and buried six birdies against one bogey, his only square of the week thus far. That's solid no matter what, but consider that he's missed nine greens in regulation thus far. He arrived in the Golden Isles with seven starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension. He can meet the terms this week via earnings with at worst a solo sixth. (Jacobson would need no worse than a two-way T5 with FedExCup points.) The moral of the story is that games should expect him to play out from under the MME sooner than later and ride him to the Playoffs.
Nov 20 - 1:55 PM

Freddie Jacobson twirled a bogey-free, 5-under-par 34-31=65 on the Seaside Course at Sea Island Resort in today's opening round of The RSM Classic.

This was vintage Jacobson today. He went 4-for-4 in scrambling and connected on all of his birdies from inside eight feet. His longest conversion dropped for par from 14'4" at the par-4 10th hole where he took a penalty after wayward drive. The Swede walked off situated just one stroke off the pace of the foursome of clubhouse leaders. He'll get his only look at the Plantation Course on Friday.
Nov 19 - 3:00 PM

Freddie Jacobson settled for a 1-over-par 35-37=72 in his final round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

He was one of the 27 golfers who had to return to El Camaleón this morning to complete the finale. Jacobson sat in a four-way share of sixth place when play was suspended on Sunday, but he drifted into an eight-way tie for 17th place at the conclusion of the tournament due to a double bogey at the par-4 14th hole and a bogey-4 at 15, the first two holes of his restart today. Still, this is his first top 25 since he finished T7 at the WM Phoenix Open on Feb. 1. The Swede earned $84,165.00 and 50.5 FedExCup points, so he'll head to The RSM Classic with seven starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to collect $198,241 or 103.71 FedExCup points and retain status. While those terms are easily within reach, it would be mildly surprising if he got the job done at Sea Island Resort this week. Jacobson missed the cut in his only two previous trips.
Nov 16 - 10:29 AM

Freddie Jacobson twirled a field-low 8-under-par 30-33=63 in today's weather-delayed third round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to post 11-under 202, up 39 places on the live leaderboard to T12. UPDATE: With play completed, Jacobson sits T8, five adrift of 54-hole leader Derek Fathauer.

Jacobson has eight starts remaining on a Major Medical Extension to collect $282,406 or 154.21 FedExCup points to retain status. He began his third frame one inside the cut line at 3-under (T51) and a distant nine shots in arrears. The 41-year-old, who went off No. 10 tee, circled two on his first nine and then peeled off four straight on Nos. 1-4. He added birdies at the par-4 sixth and the par-3 eighth, respectively, prior to play being halted for 1 hour, 24 minutes due to lightning. The Swede's birdie-2 on eight was his seventh birdie of the week so far on the par 3s, playing those holes in bogey-free 7-under. Today, he circled eight birdies in total on just 12 greens in regulation for a stellar 1.333 mark in putts per GIR. His 63 marks his lowest loop on TOUR since R3 of the 2011 Travelers, site of his only win in 275 career starts.
Nov 14 - 2:05 PM

Freddie Jacobson reached the halfway point of the Sanderson Farms Championship in 1-under-par 70-73=143 and will not make the cut.

It's midday on Sunday and the 36-hole cut has yet to be determined. That gives you pretty much everything you need to know about the effect the rain has had on this tournament. And while out of the control of every human, it's nonetheless a disappointing experience especially after the title sponsor inked a deal to extend its partnership through 2026. Still, There will be a champion and FedExCup points will be distributed. Alas, Jacobson is headed to the OHL Classic at Mayakoba earlier than planned, just not sooner than expected given that the final round was scheduled for today. He went just 1-for-12 in scoring chances in the second round en route to his first MC in three starts this season. He now has eight starts on a Major Medical Extension to collect $282,406 or 154.21 FedExCup points and retain status.
Nov 8 - 11:54 AM

Freddie Jacobson blew up for a 3-over-par 35-39=74 in today's conclusion of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and finished last of 71 golfers who completed 72 holes.

The Swede survived the 54-hole cut on the number, and then posted 1-over 285 for the tournament. He collected $12,672.00 and 0.98 FedExCup points, thus leaving him with nine starts on his Major Medical Extension to bank $282,406 or 154.21 FedExCup points and retain status. No medicals qualified for this week's CIMB Classic, so Jacobson gets a week off after opening his 2015-16 season with a pair of paydays.
Oct 25 - 8:28 PM

Freddie Jacobson pulled up in a nine-way tie for 32nd place at the Open, good for $31,133.33 and 35 FedExCup points.

Jacobson posted 7-under-par 69-73-67-72=281 in his first start since late May. He buried six of his 13 birdies for the week in the third round. In today's finale, he went just 1-for-11 in scoring opportunities and erased that birdie with a bogey-6 at the fifth hole. He'll head to this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with 10 starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to earn $295,078 or 155.19 FedExCup points. Jacobson logged a T9 at TPC Summerlin last year.
Oct 18 - 10:10 PM

Freddie Jacobson toured Silverado Spa and Resort's North Course in 3-under-par 34-35=69 in today's opening round of the Open.

Well, this is as much a relief as it is encouraging. Jacobson sat the last four months off to attend to the needs of his son, so all bets were off on what was his first PGA TOUR event since Colonial in late May. He went 6-for-6 in scrambling with a three-putt bogey at the par-3 seventh hole and four birdies. The longest of the set taped off at 22'10" at the par-4 14th hole. The Swede also saved par from 10'9" at the par-3 second. He's six strokes off the clubhouse lead and tied for 25th place as the final groups come in.
Oct 15 - 8:41 PM

Freddie Jacobson is scheduled to peg it at next week's Open.

The 41-year-old left the game after missing the cut at Colonial in late May to attend to the needs of his son, who eventually underwent open-heart surgery on Aug. 3. With his boy OK, Jacobson cited hope to resume playing at Silverado to begin the new season. As a result of his family crisis, the PGA TOUR has granted him 11 starts on a Major Medical Extension to earn $326,211 or 190.19 FedExCup points and retain status. Since the Swede himself was physically fine, those terms are entirely gettable, so he's a commodity again in our world. Remember that if he meets the goal in FedExCup points in the allotted starts, he'll also earn an exemption into THE PLAYERS.
Oct 10 - 3:02 AM

In a thorough article at, Freddie Jacobson revealed that he sat out the last three months of the season due to an ailment and subsequent surgery for his seven-year-old son, Max.

Jacobson was mysteriously outside the ropes since missing the cut at Colonial in late May. It turns out that he devoted his time and attention to caring for Max, who was diagnosed with an anomalous origin of the right coronary artery. Open-heart surgery was suggested and eventually performed in Boston on Aug. 3. Max will be fine and projected to enjoy a normal life span. As for his father, the 40-year-old PGA TOUR winner has tentatively circled the Open on Oct. 15-18 to resume competing. Because he finished 167th in the FedExCup standings, Jacobson will be equipped with a medical extension under the family crisis provision. "There’s no guarantees in a sporting world the TOUR would do something like this," he said of the medical. As for his golf game, he added, "I saw my coach for the first time last week and we’ll see where the golf swing is. But I know it’s going to be really tough to leave home this time."
Sep 1 - 10:47 PM

Freddie Jacobson is not slated to compete in next week's Barbasol Championship, thus extending his time away to eight weeks.

The Swede hasn't pegged it anywhere since missing the cut at Colonial in late May. He's 151st in the FedExCup standings in 14 starts and not yet exempt for 2015-16. He hasn't revealed anything on Twitter or on his very quiet website. Jacobson will turn 41 years of age in late September. We'll keep you posted if any news surfaces to explain his sabbatical.
Jul 10 - 9:24 PM

Freddie Jacobson decided not to play this week's AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

His withdrawal has been reported internally, so it's only a matter of time before you'll see him removed from the various pages at Jacobson has just one top 25 among 10 paydays this year and sits 128th in the FedExCup standings. At 40 years of age and never long off the tee, he's effectively entering the twilight of his career
May 27 - 10:49 AM

Freddie Jacobson back-pedaled to a 3-over-par 38-37=75 in the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship and at 3-over 219 will not have a Sunday tee time.

Jacobson was one of 12 golfers at T70 after two rounds had been completed, so a second cut of low 70 and ties was required after 54 holes. Joining Jacobson on the bench for Sunday: 217--Blake Adams; Jim Renner; ... 218--John Huh; Max Homa; Jhonattan Vegas ... 219--Angel Cabrera; ... 220--Jon Curran.
May 16 - 5:57 PM

Freddie Jacobson makes his way back to TPC Sawgrass for his 12th appearance at this week's PLAYERS.

The Swede has a T10 on his PLAYERS resume, but the rest of his finishes could easily be forgotten. His current form is middling, at best, as he owns just one top 25 on the season. His great scrambling is always useful but his 168th ranked tee-to-green game might be too much to overcome at a demanding course like TPC Sawgrass.
May 6 - 8:23 PM