Freddie Jacobson

Fredrik Ulf Yngve Jacobson (born 26 September 1974) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and formerly the European Tour.

Freddie Jacobson
Personal information
Full nameFredrik Ulf Yngve Jacobson
Born (1974-09-26) 26 September 1974
Kungsbacka, Sweden
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight178 lb (81 kg; 12.7 st)
Nationality Sweden
ResidenceHobe Sound, Florida
SpouseErika Jacobson (m. 2003)
ChildrenAlice, Emmie, Max
Turned professional1994
Current tour(s)PGA Tour (joined 2004)
Former tour(s)European Tour (1995–2004)
Professional wins4
Highest ranking16 (23 November 2003)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
European Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT17: 2004
PGA ChampionshipT17: 2004
U.S. OpenT5: 2003
The Open ChampionshipT6: 2003

Jacobson was born in Kungsbacka. He turned professional in 1994 and was a member of the European Tour in 1995 and from 1997 to 2004. In 2003 he won his first European Tour title, and went on to claim two more victories that season. His fourth-place finish on the Order of Merit that year equalled Anders Forsbrand's Swedish record set in 1992, and was the first Swede to win three official money events in one season on the European Tour. In 2004, he joined the PGA Tour.

In 2003 Jacobson was the top scorer in the Seve Trophy, collecting four and a half points out of five. In 2004 he just missed out on a Ryder Cup place, finishing one place short in both the European Tour rankings and the world ranking points rankings, and not being selected as a captain's pick.

Jacobson won his first PGA Tour title in 2011 at the Travelers Championship. He beat Ryan Moore, who missed a short four footer at the 72nd hole which would have gotten him into a playoff with Jacobson, but instead settled for a tie with John Rollins one shot behind. During the week, Jacobson went 63 holes bogey-free until the difficult par four 10th on Sunday where he made a bogey five. He hit 100% of the fairways during rounds three and four.

In November 2011, Jacobson had his best finish ever in a World Golf Championship event when he finished solo 2nd at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China. Jacobson had led the tournament after rounds two and three and entered the final round with a two stroke advantage over Louis Oosthuizen. However it was a final round surge from Martin Kaymer that denied Jacobson, the German firing nine birdies on the day to post a 63. Jacobson could only record a 71 to fall short by three strokes.

At the 2013 Northern Trust Open, Jacobson had a chance to win his second PGA Tour title when he birdied the 15th and 16th holes in the final round to tie the lead. He then missed a short birdie putt at the 17th to take the outright lead. On the 72nd hole, Jacobson missed a five-foot par putt, which left him one shot outside of the playoff.

Jacobson has been featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Jacobson cut his 2014-15 season short after the Crowne Plaza Invitational to care for his son Max, who underwent open-heart surgery. The procedure was successful, and Max is recovering quite well. The PGA Tour granted Jacobson a medical extension under the family crisis provision. Jacobson fulfilled his medical extension with a fifth-place finish at the RSM Classic.[2]

Amateur wins

Professional wins (4)

PGA Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 26 Jun 2011 Travelers Championship −20 (65-66-63-66=260) 1 stroke Ryan Moore, John Rollins

European Tour wins (3)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 1 Dec 2002
(2003 season)
Omega Hong Kong Open^ −16 (68-65-63-64=260) 2 strokes Jorge Berendt, Henrik Nyström
2 20 Apr 2003 Algarve Open de Portugal −5 (64-76-71-72=283) 1 stroke Brian Davis, Jamie Donaldson,
Bradley Dredge
3 2 Nov 2003 Volvo Masters Andalucia −12 (64-71-71-70=276) Playoff Carlos Rodiles

^ Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–2)

1 1998 Belgacom Open Lee Westwood Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 2002 Barclays Scottish Open Eduardo Romero Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2003 Volvo Masters Andalucia Carlos Rodiles Won with par on fourth extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship 76
PGA Championship
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T17 CUT
U.S. Open T5 CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T6 CUT T52 T19 T70
PGA Championship CUT T17 T34 T24
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament T19 T25
U.S. Open T14 T15 CUT
The Open Championship T16 T54 T44 CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT T36 CUT T69 T73
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied


TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament00000343
U.S. Open00011363
The Open Championship000013138
PGA Championship000002106
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2012 Masters – 2013 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2003 U.S. Open – 2003 Open Championship)

Results in World Golf Championship events

Accenture Match Play Championship R16 R64
Cadillac Championship T28 T59
Bridgestone Invitational 84 T32 T56
Accenture Match Play Championship R64 R16
Cadillac Championship 68 T16
Bridgestone Invitational T11 T50
HSBC Champions 2
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances




  1. "Week 47 2003 Ending 23 Nov 2003" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. Ross, Helen (8 March 2016). "What Happens If I Don't Wake Up?". PGA Tour. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
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