John Jacobs (American golfer)

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.

John Jacobs
Personal information
Full nameJohn Alexander Jacobs
Born (1945-03-18) March 18, 1945 (age 75)
Los Angeles, California
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight225 lb (102 kg; 16.1 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
CollegeUniversity of Southern California
Turned professional1967
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Asia Golf Circuit
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour1
PGA Tour Champions5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipWD: 2003
U.S. OpenT58: 1976
The Open ChampionshipT53: 1975
Achievements and awards
Asia Golf Circuit
Order of Merit winner

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. He also played in Asia for many years, having considerable success on the Asia Golf Circuit, where he won the Taiwan Open twice and was the first American to top the tour's Order of Merit in 1984.[1]

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 (12)Edit

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Apr 22, 1984 Dunlop International Open −5 (73-69-69-72=283) 2 strokes   Tateo Ozaki

Asia Golf Circuit wins (3)Edit

Other wins (3)Edit

Champions Tour wins (5)Edit

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

Champions Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1999 Toshiba Senior Classic   Allen Doyle,   Al Geiberger,
  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   Gil Morgan Won with par on first extra hole
3 2002 The Countrywide Tradition   Jim Thorpe Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Other senior wins (1)Edit

  • 1995 Senior Series Gulfport Open

Playoff recordEdit

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1972 Greater Jacksonville Open   Tony Jacklin Lost to par on first extra hole

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

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


  1. ^ "American Jacobs cards an historic triumph". The Straits Times. Singapore. 23 April 1984. p. 24. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  2. ^ "Panasiuk third". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario, Canada. August 29, 1978. p. 11. Retrieved April 2, 2020.

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