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Jacobson Talks About Getting His Start In Golf

Growing up in Sweden, Freddie Jacobson started out in the conventional, popular sports: hockey and soccer.

"I was a right winger in hockey, but I didn't have a big enough shot," said the 2011 Travelers Championship winner. "I loved the team thing when you and your hockey and soccer teams did well. But sometimes you might have a lousy game and your team won or you had a good game and your team lost.

"That was the beauty about golf. Everything was dependent on you."

Jacobson put away his hockey stick and the soccer ball on the competitive level when he was 13. "I had dreamed of being a professional in a sport since I was 6," he said....