Two days later, his plans have changed.
Last year, Jacobson lost in the opening round to Robert Karlsson, 6 and 5. It was his third appearance in the event, and first since 2005.
Though the field for the Feb. 20-24 event is set, the seeding won’t be finalized until Sunday, when the world rankings are updated following the final round of the Northern Trust Open.
At Pebble Beach, Jacobson needed to finish solo seventh or better to move into the top 64 and automatically qualify for the Match Play. An improbable birdie by Patrick Reed on the last hole, however, dropped him into a share of seventh, thus bumping Jacobson out of the Match Play by .0002 points.