Who's who in golf - Tony Jacklin


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Name: - Anthony "Tony" Jacklin
Country: - England
Born : - July 7th, 1944 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.
Original Home/Club: - Scunthorpe, England
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1962
Web Address: - http://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), of which European circuit/Tour (15) and US 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

1995Snr AmericaUtah ShowdownPark Meadows, UT206 (-10)$90,000
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].
1994Snr AmericaFarmers Charity ClassicEgypt Valley CC136 (-8)$97,500
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].
1982Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipHillside284 (-4)£13,330
Played as the Sun Alliance PGA Championship. Jacklin (Eng) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) in a playoff to claim the last of his eight* European Tour titles. (*Note: Jacklin also won several times on the European circuit, prior to the establishment of the modern European Tour). [Hillside GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1981Men EuropeJersey OpenLa Moye279 (-9)£7,500
Played as the Billy Butlin Jersey Open. Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Jacklin (Eng). [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].
1979Men EuropeGerman OpenFrankfurter GC277 (-7)£5,665
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].
1979Men AmericaVenezuela OpenLagunita CC276 (-4)$8,000
Played as the Venezuelan Open. Second-placed Manuel Pinero (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [Lagunita CC, nr Caracas, Venezuela].
1976Men EuropeKerrygold InternationalWaterville290 (+2)£2,000
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].
1974Men EuropeScand Ent'prise OpenBokskogens279£5,000
Played as the Scandanavian Enterprise Open. Won by Tony Jacklin (Eng).
1973Men EuropeBritish MastersSt Pierre272 (-12)£1,950
Played as the Dunlop Masters. Second-placed and defending champion Bob Charles (NZ) finished 7 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, S Wales].
1973Men EuropeItalian OpenOlgiata GC284 (-4)£6,800
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].
1972Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipWentworth Club279 (-9)£2,194
Played as the Viyella PGA Championship. Second-placed Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [First time at the West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1972Men AmericaJacksonville OpenHidden Hills GC283 (-5)$25,000
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].
1971Men EuropeB&H Intl. OpenFulford279 (-5)£2,000
Played as the inaugural Benson & Hedges Festival Open. Jacklin (Eng) beat Peter Butler (Eng) at the second playoff hole. [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].
1970Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche206x
The inaugural Trophee Lancome. Won by Tony Jacklin (Eng). Tournament played over 54 holes. [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
1970Men MajorsUS OpenHazeltine Natl.281 (-7)$30,000
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.].
1970Men EuropeWills TournamentDalmahoy267 (-17)£2,000
Played as the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament. Second-placed Peter Townsend (Eng) finished 7 shots behind Jacklin (Eng). [East course, Dalmahoy Hotel & CC, nr Edinburgh].
1969Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Lytham280 (-4)£4,250
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].
1968Men AmericaJacksonville OpenDeerwood CC, FL273 (-15)$20,000
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].
1967Men EuropeBritish MastersRoyal St George's274 (-6)£1,250
Played as the Dunlop Masters. Second-placed and defending champion Neil Coles (Eng) finished 3 shots behind 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].
1967Men Aus/NZNew Zealand PGATauranga GC274 (-18)
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].
1967Men EuropePringle T'mentRoyal Lytham283
Played as the Pringle of Scotland Tournament. Won by Jacklin (Eng). [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
1963Men AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Trxx
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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