News & ToursSeptember 15, 2011

Video: Jacobson Takes On Ping-Pong Elite

LEMONT, Ill. -- The best entertainment during a cool and rainy pro-am Wednesday at the BMW Championship might have been the ping-pong battles between courageous tour players and U.S. National junior player Grant Li.

Fredrik Jacobson, who was a nationally-ranked table tennis player 20 years ago in Sweden, was the only golfer who provided much of a challenge for the 16-year-old from Acton, Mass., but Li never lost more than a few points* (See video below)*. Ranked somewhere in the top 5 in the U.S., Li was flown in to play with PGA Tour players who are also good with a ping-pong paddle. Thus far today, Li has been too much for Jason Day, Matt Kuchar and Jacobson.

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"I had heard about Freddy, and what people don't realize is that he can really play," said Li. "He's definitely the best golfer/ping-pong player in the world."

*-- Craig Bestrom *