Who's who: Tony Jacklin

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Who's who: Tony Jacklin

  • Name:

    Anthony "Tony" Jacklin
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    July 7, 1944 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Scunthorpe, England
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1962
  • Website:

    https://www.tonyjacklin.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2). Ryder Cup player (1967, '69, '71, '73, '75, '77, '79); Ryder Cup captain (1983, '85, '87, '89). Total professional wins (28), including European circuit/Tour (15) and PGA Tour (4). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2002). Appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, CBE (1990).

Golf course design

Among several design projects Tony Jacklin was involved in, two stand out. In 1990 he designed San Roque Old Course together with course architect Dave Thomas. Jacklin teamed up with Jack Nicklaus in 2006 to design The Concession in Florida. The club name honours the moment when Nicklaus famously conceded Jacklin's two-foot putt at the final hole of their Ryder Cup singles match in 1969. The concession ensured their match was halved and the overall result was a tie between Europe and the USA.

Did you know?

Jacklin was the most successful British golfer of his generation, winning two major championships, and playing in seven Ryder Cups. When he won the U.S. Open in 1970, he was the first European to do so since 1925. He became Europe's most successful Ryder Cup captain ever. After an initial loss to the Americans, he famously led the European team to back-to-back wins and a tie (in which Europe retained the trophy).

Top tournaments won by Tony Jacklin

1995
America
Park Meadows, UT
206 (-10)
$90,000
Franklin Quest

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

Park Meadows, UT

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Quest

Played as the Franklin Quest Championship (Sept 1-3). Second-placed John Paul Cain (USA), Tom Weiskopf (USA), Bruce Summerhays (USA), Dave Stockton (USA), Rives McBee (USA) and Simon Hobday (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Jacklin (Eng), who recorded the second of his two Snr PGA Tour wins. [Park Meadows CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].

1994
America
Egypt Valley CC
136 (-8)
$97,500
First of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

Egypt Valley CC

Score

136 (-8)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

First of America

Played as the First of America Classic. Second-placed Dave Stockton (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time US Snr Tr winner Jacklin (Eng). [Egypt Valley CC, Ada, nr Grand Rapids, Michigan].

1982
Europe
284 (-4)
£13,330
Sun Alliance

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

£13,330

Title sponsor

Sun Alliance

Played as the Sun Alliance PGA Championship (May 28-31). Jacklin (Eng) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) in a playoff to claim the last of his eight* European Tour titles; his first European Tour win also came in this event. (*Jacklin also won several times on the European circuit, prior to the establishment of the modern European Tour). [Hillside GC, Southport, Merseyside].

1981
Europe
279 (-9)
£7,500
Butlins

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

La Moye

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£7,500

Title sponsor

Butlins

Played as the Billy Butlin Jersey Open (June 18-21). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Jacklin (Eng). [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].

1979
Europe
277 (-7)
£5,665
Braun

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

£5,665

Title sponsor

Braun

Played as the Braun German Open. Second-placed Antonio Garrido (Esp) and Lanny Wadkins (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [Frankfurter GC, Niederrad, Frankfurt am Main].

1979
America
Lagunita CC
276 (-4)
$8,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

Lagunita CC

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$8,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Venezuelan Open. Second-placed Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [Lagunita CC, nr Caracas, Venezuela].

1976
Europe
290 (+2)
£2,000
Kerrygold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

290 (+2)

Prize money

£2,000

Title sponsor

Kerrygold

Played as the Kerrygold International Classic (June 4-7). Second-placed Eddie Polland (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind Jacklin (Eng), who recorded his fifth European Tour win. [Waterville Links, Co. Kerry, Ireland].

1974
Europe
279 (-5)
£5,000
Scandinavian Enterprise

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

Scandinavian Enterprise

Played as the Scandinavian Enterprise Open (July 18-21). Second-placed José María Cañizares (Esp) finished 11 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [Bokskogens GC, Bara, nr Malmo, Sweden].

1973
Europe
284 (-4)
£6,800
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

Olgiata

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

£6,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Italian Open. Second-placed Valentin Barrios (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Jacklin (Eng). [Olgiata GC, Olgiata, nr Rome. Early rounds also played at Roma-Acquasanta GC].

1973
Europe
272 (-12)
£1,950
Dunlop

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

£1,950

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (Oct 3-6). Second-placed and defending champion Bob Charles (NZ) finished 7 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, S Wales].

1972
Europe
279 (-9)
£2,194
Viyella

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£2,194

Title sponsor

Viyella

Played as the Viyella PGA Championship (Aug 23-26). Second-placed Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Jacklin (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win. (*Jacklin also won several times on the European circuit, prior to the establishment of the modern European Tour). [First time at the West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1972
America
Hidden Hills GC
283 (-5)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

Hidden Hills GC

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Jacksonville Open (March 16-19). Jacklin (Eng) beat John "Johnny" Jacobs (USA) at the first playoff hole to win this title for the second time, and record the last of his four PGA Tour titles. 11 years would pass before another Englishman (Nick Faldo) would win a PGA Tour event in the U.S. [Hidden Hills GC, nr Jacksonville, FL; at the time Hidden Hills CC].

1971
Europe
279 (-5)
£2,000
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

Fulford

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

£2,000

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the inaugural Benson & Hedges Festival Open (Aug 18-21). Jacklin (Eng) beat Peter Butler (Eng) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].

1970
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
206
Lancome

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

206

Prize money

Title sponsor

Lancome

The inaugural Trophee Lancome. Won by Tony Jacklin (Eng). Tournament played over 54 holes. [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

1970
Europe
267 (-21)
£2,000
WD & HO Wills

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

£2,000

Title sponsor

WD & HO Wills

Played as the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament (Sept 24-27). Second-placed Peter Townsend (Eng) finished 7 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [East course, Dalmahoy Hotel & CC, nr Edinburgh].

1970
Majors
281 (-7)
$30,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (70th) (Jun 18-21). Second-placed Dave Hill (USA) finished 7 shots behind Jacklin (Eng), the only player to finish under par. [Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.].

1969
Majors
280 (-4)
£4,250
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

£4,250

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (98th) (July 9-12). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Tony Jacklin (Eng). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

1968
America
Deerwood CC, FL
273 (-15)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

Deerwood CC, FL

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Jacksonville Open (March 28-31). Second-placed Don January (USA), Chi-Chi Rodriguez (Puerto Rico/USA), DeWitt Weaver Jr (USA) and Doug Sanders (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jacklin (Eng), the first Englishman to win on the PGA Tour. [Deerwood CC, Jacksonville, FL].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

Pringle

Played as the Pringle of Scotland Tournament (June 22-24). Second-placed David Snell (Eng) finished 4 shots behind 22-year-old Tony Jacklin (Eng), who recorded his second win in an open international event. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

274 (-18)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the New Zealand PGA Championship (Jan 5-8). Jacklin (Eng) beat Martin Roesink (Neth) in an 18-hole playoff (Jacklin 69; Roesink 75). [Tauranga GC, Gate Pa, Tauranga, NZ].

1967
Europe
274 (-6)
£1,250
Dunlop

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

£1,250

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (Sept 14-16). Second-placed and defending champion Neil Coles (Eng) finished 3 shots behind 23-year-old Jacklin (Eng). Jacklin's hole-in-one at the par-3 16th contributed to a final round 64, and was the first ace to be screened on live UK television. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].

1963
Awards
x
British PGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Jacklin, Tony

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

British PGA

Jacklin (Eng) won the British PGA 1963 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season tour player.

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