John Jacobs (American golfer)

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John Jacobs
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name John Alexander Jacobs
Born (1945-03-18) March 18, 1945 (age 77)
Los Angeles, California
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
College University of Southern California
Turned professional 1967
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 11
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 1
Champions Tour 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T58: 1976
The Open Championship T53: 1975
PGA Championship WD: 2003

John Alexander Jacobs (born March 18, 1945) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and currently plays on the Champions Tour. Jacobs is the younger brother of professional golfer Tommy Jacobs.

Jacobs was born in Los Angeles, California. He turned professional in 1967. He played on the PGA Tour from 1968–1977. He never won an official PGA Tour event; his best showings were three 2nd place finishes.

After reaching the age of 50 in 1995, Jacobs began play on the Champions Tour; his level of success has been dramatically greater than during his regular career. His accomplishments as a senior include a major championship and more than 70 top-10 finishes.

Professional wins (11)

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)

Other wins (4)

Champions Tour wins (5)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jun 7, 1998 Nationwide Championship −10 (72-67-67=206) 1 stroke United States Hale Irwin
2 Jan 24, 1999 MasterCard Championship −13 (64-69-70=203) 3 strokes United States Jim Colbert, United States Raymond Floyd
3 Apr 30, 2000 Bruno's Memorial Classic −13 (68-71-64=203) Playoff United States Gil Morgan
4 Feb 3, 2002 Royal Caribbean Classic −11 (67-66=133) 1 stroke Japan Isao Aoki, United States Bruce Fleisher, United States Tom Watson
5 Jun 8, 2003 Senior PGA Championship −4 (68-69-71-68=276) 2 strokes United States Bobby Wadkins

Champions Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1999 Toshiba Senior Classic United States Allen Doyle, United States Al Geiberger, United States Gary McCord McCord won with birdie on fifth extra hole
Doyle and Geiberger eliminated with eagle on first hole
2 2000 Bruno's Memorial Classic United States Gil Morgan Won with par on first extra hole
3 2002 The Countrywide Tradition United States Jim Thorpe Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Senior major championship is shown in bold.

Other senior wins (1)

  • 1995 Senior Series Gulfport Open

Champions Tour major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner—up
2003 Senior PGA Championship −4 (68-69-71-68=276) 2 strokes United States Bobby Wadkins

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