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JACKLIN Tony

Tony JACKLIN

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Biography

ResidenceBradenton, Florida, USA
AttachmentThe Concession G&CC
Date of Birth:07/07/1944
Place of BirthScunthorpe, England
Height & Weight5ft 9in 13st 10lb (175cm 87kgs)
FamilyWife: Astrid; Children: Bradley (1969), Warren (1972), Tina (1975), Anna May (1979), A J (1981), Sean (1991)
InterestsGolf course design, shooting
Web Sitewww.tonyjacklin.com / tonyjacklindesign.com
Turned Pro1962
Qualifying School

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  • Seve and Tony Jacklin - and the first European Ryder Cup victory on US soil

Biography

One of Britain’s greatest post-war golfers. His victory in the 1969 Open Championship was the first by a Briton since Max Faulkner in 1951, and his US Open triumph the following year was the first by a Briton since Ted Ray in 1920. Europe’s non-playing Ryder Cup captain in 1983, 85, 87 and 89. The son of a Scunthorpe lorry driver, he took up golf at the age of nine. Won the Lincolnshire Boys Championship aged 13, and three years later won the Lincolnshire Open by nine shots. Turned professional in 1962, becoming assistant to Bill Shankland at Potters Bar.

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European Tour Wins8
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1368
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 18,662 (1982)

Teams

Ryder Cup 1967, 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, (1983, 85 (winners) 87(winners), 89 non-playing Captain) World Cup 1966, 70, 71, 72 Hennessy Cognac Cup 1976 Double Diamond 1972, 73, 74, 76, 77

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