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Video: Jacobson Takes On Ping-Pong Elite

September 15, 2011

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.

"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 *