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Tony Jacklin (born July 7, 1944) is an English golfer, who was arguably the most successful UK player of his generation. July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


Jacklin won two majors. In 1969, he became the first British player to win The Open Championship for 18 years. The following season he won the U.S. Open. It was the first victory by a British player in that tournament since 1920, and as of 2004, it remained the only one by any European in the post World War II era. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The term U.S. Open is applied to open (as in anybody, amateur or professional, American or non-Americans can compete) United States national championships in a particular sport. ... World map showing Europe (geographically) When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that...


On the PGA European Tour Jacklin recorded 10 victories between 1970 and 1982. He had further wins in the United States, South America, South Africa and Australasia. // The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ...


However, Jacklin may be best remembered for his involvement in the Ryder Cup. He was a playing member of the "Great Britain and Ireland" team in 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1977, and of the first European team in 1979. Except for a tie in 1969, all of those teams were defeated, but as the non-playing captain of Europe in four consecutive Ryder Cups from 1983 to 1989, he had a 2.5 - 1.5 winning record, captaining his men to their first victory for 28 years in 1985, and to their first victory in the United States since the War in 1987. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


Jacklin retired from tournament golf in 2004 at the age of sixty, having won a number of events at senior level.

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European Tour wins

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Other regular career wins

  • 1964 Coombe Hill Assistants
  • 1966 Kimberley Tournament (South Africa)
  • 1967 Forest Products (New Zealand), New Zealand PGA Championship
  • 1968 Greater Jacksonville Open (United States)
  • 1969 The Open Championship (not a European Tour event because the European Tour was founded in 1970).
  • 1970 U.S. Open, Lancome Trophy (France, but not a European Tour event at that time)
  • 1972 Greater Jacksonville Open (United States), Dunlop International
  • 1973 Bogota Open, Los Lagartos Open
  • 1974 Los Lagartos Open
  • 1976 Kerrygolf International (Ire)
  • 1979 Venezuela Open

Jacklin's major championships are shown in bold. The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The Trophée Lancôme was a professional golf tournament which was staged in France from 1970 to 2003. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Senior wins

  • 1994 First Bank of America Classic
  • 1995 Franklin Quest Championship (United States)

External link

  • Profile on the European Tour's website
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and profiles

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Tony Jacklin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (251 words)
Tony Jacklin (born July 7, 1944) is an English golfer, who was arguably the most successful UK player of his generation.
It was the first victory by a British player in that tournament since 1920, and as of 2004, it remained the only one by any European in the post World War II era.
However, Jacklin may be best remembered for his involvement in the Ryder Cup.
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