Peter Jacobsen is an analyst and tower announcer for Golf Channel on NBC’s PGA TOUR tournament coverage, and is widely recognized as one of golf’s most colorful personalities. He also contributes to the network’s coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals from Augusta National Golf Club.
Jacobsen recorded seven victories during his PGA TOUR career, the last coming at the 2003 Greater Hartford Open at the age of 49. He also was voted PGA TOUR Comeback Player of the Year in 2003, and was a member of two Ryder Cup teams (1985 and 1995). Currently, he competes part-time on the Champions Tour, where he is a multiple major champion (2004 U.S. Senior Open and the 2005 Senior PLAYERS Championship).
In 2013, Jacobsen was the recipient of the Payne Stewart Award, an honor presented annually by the PGA TOUR to a professional golfer who best exemplifies the values of character, charity and sportsmanship. He also is the owner of Peter Jacobsen Sports, an event management company that runs several professional golf tournaments, including the CVS Caremark Charity Classic.
A self-taught guitarist, Jacobsen was a lead singer and namesake of Jake Trout and the Flounders, a band he formed in the 1980s with Mark Lye and the late Payne Stewart. In early 2013, he returned to the studio as part of the newly-formed Jake Trout and the Ball Washers, to record a song paying tribute to the famous par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale. The video made its debut on NBC’s live tournament coverage of the Waste Management Phoenix Open as part of “Jake’s Takes” broadcast features.