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Tony Jacklin

  • Birthplace: Scunthorpe, England
  • Residence: Lewisburg, W. Va,
  • Birthdate: July 7, 1944
  • Age: 62
  • Turned Pro: 1962
  • Eligibility Code: 4, 5

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Player Notes

One of Great Britain’s finest post-war golfers, having won the 1969 British Open and the 1970 U.S. Open at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. . .Victory in the U.S. Open made him the first Briton since Ted Ray to accomplish the feat. . .. Played on 1967, '69, '71, '73, '75, '77 & '79 Ryder Cup team. Served as Europe’s Ryder Cup Captain in 1983, ’85, ’87, and ’89, posting a 2-1-1 record. . .The son of a Scunthorpe lorry driver, Jacklin began playing golf at age nine. He won the Lincolnshire Boys’ Championship at 13 and three years later captured the Lincolnshire Open by a nine-stroke margin. . .He turned professional in 1962, becoming assistant to Bill Shankland at Potter's Bar. . .He announced his retirement from a regular schedule of tournament golf in 2001 after finishing tied for fourth in the Energis Senior Masters.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
4 - 1968 Greater Jacksonville Open, 1969 British Open, 1970 U.S. Open, 1972 Greater Jacksonville Open

Senior Tour
2 - 1994 First of America Classic, 1995 Frank lin Quest Championship

Career Summary

1994 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 14; top 10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.55 (ranked 29th); money - $221,384 (ranked 37th); Winner, First of America Classic.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 35; top 10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.90 (ranked 37th); money - $387,214 (ranked 31st); winner, Frank lin Quest Championship.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 34; top 10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 72.09 (ranked 46th); money - $310,247 (ranked 47th); T-5th, U.S. Senior Open.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 26; top 10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.67 (ranked 61st); money - $171,497 (ranked 67th); T-5th at Royal Caribbean Classic. Only played in eight Champions Tour events in 1998, best finish -T-31st in Cadillac NFL. In 1999 played in three Champions Tour events, T-65th in The Tradition, missed cut at PGA Seniors' Championship and T-65th at Home Depot Invitational. Didn't make a Champions Tour start in 2000. In 2001 played in two Champions Tour events, T72nd in Royal Caribbean Classic & T73rd in Mexico Senior Classic. In 2002 played in three Champions Tour events, T28th in Mexico Senior Classic, T40th in Farmers Charity Classic, missed cut Senior PGA Championship. In 2003 finished T56th in MasterCard Classic, finished T46th in same event in 2004. Hasn't played since.

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