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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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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

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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

Freddie Jacobson arrives at this week's RBC Heritage ranked 147th in the FedExCup standings.

Jacobson is a little lower than usual on the FEC leaderboard, as he's finished inside the top 105 every year since the inaugural FEC. There is still plenty of time for the Swede to go streaking for a month or two like he typically does once a season. His lone top 30 of the season came back in February at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Jacobson will be off the radar for most gamers this week, but his excellent short game makes him a nice sleeper at Harbour Town Golf Links.
Apr 14 - 11:39 AM

Freddie Jacobson is scheduled to compete in this week's Valspar Championship.

After touching a career-high 27 starts last season, Jacobson is scaling back in 2014-15. His commitment at Copperhead is just his sixth. He played once in the fall are currently ranks 147th in FedExCup points. This will be his third appearance in the Valspar. En route to a T20 last year, he led the field in par-4 scoring (3.88). The 40-year-old has one victory in 263 career starts.
Mar 11 - 1:48 AM

Freddie Jacobson has been removed from the published field of this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

He's popped in and out of this field with mixed results over the years, so we'll reserve the thought of raising a flag today. After placing T7 in Arizona two weeks ago, the Swede tied for 32nd at Torrey Pines. At 108th in the FedExCup standings, he's comfortably projected for a solid season.
Feb 9 - 10:16 AM

Freddie Jacobson submitted a 5-under-par 32-35=67 for his opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines North.

The Swede withdrew from this tournament last year with an unspecified injury after a first-round 81. He posted top 25s in his previous two trips and was springing off a T7 at last week's WM Phoenix Open, so expectations were elevated beginning today. He fulfilled them, burying seven birdies against two bogeys to land three strokes adrift of the clubhouse lead. Torrey South awaits in the second round.
Feb 5 - 7:52 PM

Freddie Jacobson lit up TPC Scottsdale for a bogey-free 7-under-par 30-34=64 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open and is the first man in at 11-under 273.

Simply put, the Swede putted the lights out. His seven birdies fell from 34'10", 60'11", 19'4", 2'1", 21'2", 13'3" and 9'10" on holes 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 15. When a player lands 15 GIR and gains over five strokes with the flat stick, the results are generally pretty special. This follows a missed cut in the Humana Challenge, but it now appears that all systems are a go moving forward.
Feb 1 - 3:58 PM

Freddie Jacobson finished in a share of 62th at his 2014-15 warmup event and now turns his attention to the Humana Challenge.

Jacobson opted for rest after finishing T53 at the 2014 BMW Championship. His return to action was unimpressive but also a good sign that his health is strong. The Swede is a perfect 5-for-5 at the Humana with just one round over-par. Gamers looking for an off-the-radar sleeper will want to look no further.
Jan 21 - 8:45 PM

Freddie Jacobson saw limited PGA TOUR action over the fall, teeing it up just once and reaching the holiday break ranked 191st in the FedExCup standings.

The Swede has made the Playoffs every year, and finished 81st or better in seven of those eight seasons. No reason for gamers to panic at this point because a healthy Jacobson is more than capable of rattling off some top-heavy finishes. Gamers should continue to fire him up in daily fantasy leagues because his 69-for-89 record since 2011 is quite valuable.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 02:55:00 PM

Freddie Jacobson kicks of his 2014-15 PGA TOUR campaign in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

He was scheduled to compete in the Sanderson Farms Championship last week, but was removed from the field. This marks his first action since the BMW Championship, where he tied for 53rd. In three previous trips to El Camaleón GC, he has secured two top 20s and missed one cut.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Freddie Jacobson has been removed from the published field of this week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

Jacobson has made news lately to bringing to selective markets a craft beer, but he hasn't played competitively anywhere since the BMW Championship. The Swede has battled a number of injuries in recent years, and he turned 40 in September, so expectations must be tempered whenever he returns to the PGA TOUR.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 10:16:00 AM