Name:Anthony "Tony" Jacklin
Born:July 7, 1944 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.
Original/Home Club:Scunthorpe, England
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Played as the Venezuelan Open. Second-placed Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [Lagunita CC, nr Caracas, Venezuela].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
The inaugural Trophee Lancome. Won by Tony Jacklin (Eng). Tournament played over 54 holes. [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
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].
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.].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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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