Fan-Friendly Freddie Determined to Defend Travelers Title

Fredrik Jacobsen Greets Fans at Wednesday's ProAm 

When it comes to golf, consistency is key. Whether you're talking about set-up, swing or putting technique an enduring routine tends to produce a positive outcome. 

Fredrik Jacobson... aka "the painter hat guy"... took that adage one step further as he grabbed the second round lead today at the 2012 Travelers Championship

A year ago at the same tournament, the affable Swede presented the same 36 hole total (-9) ...and went on to capture his first PGA Tour win. Positive outcome indeed. Our Connecticut climate, however, is not being nearly so consistent as Mr. Jacobson.  It's been sweltering in the nutmeg state for the past several days, and today's thunders storms have twice caused play to be suspended.  The good news is that those same storms are going to have a cooling effect and are expected to produce some stellar (and much less steamy) weekend weather.

At the Travelers Celebrity ProAm on Wednesday, in the aforementioned heat and humidity, I watched Fredrik Jacobson greet fans and sign autographs in the afternoon sun... with a consistent smile. Fan-friendliness is another area where the soft-spoken Swedish player seems to shine.
A number of players (77) will complete their second rounds tomorrow morning.  Only then will moving day actually begin.  Phil Mickelson is the only player who's ever successfully defended a win at this event (2002)... over the next couple of days we'll see if Fredrik Jacobson can keep up the consistency and become the second.