The Golf Writers Association of America has named seven-time PGA Tour winner and television analyst Peter Jacobsen the winner of the Charlie Bartlett Award for unselfish contributions to the betterment of society.
Jacobsen – twice a Ryder Cup participant and twice a Champions Tour major champion – has added to the golf community with an outstanding playing career, owning a company that manages tournaments and providing analysis as a commentator for NBC.
“I love the game, I love the challenge of the game, I love the people in the game and the people you meet through the game,” he said. “It’s like we’re all in this together.”
His managed events have contributed $40 million to a list of non-profit organizations and his allegiances include Folds of Honor, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Summit Golf Foundation, The First Tee and others.
“It’s fun to be part of this game and it’s a great honor to receive this,” said Jacobsen, 62. “My dad taught me the game and when I started out I didn’t know how good I was, but I knew I had passion and that the game brought me a lot of joy.”
Jacobsen will receive his award at the 45th ISPS Handa GWAA Annual Awards Dinner, presented by the PGA of America, the PGA Tour and USGA, on Wednesday, April 5 in Augusta, Ga.