Jacklin, Tony - Autographed Golf Ball
Born: July 7, 1944 in Scunthorpe, England.
Tony 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 1925, and as of 2009, it remains 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. 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 ever victory in the United States in 1987.Golf Links To The Past is proud to guarantee the authenticity of every autograph we sell. In addition, we provide appropriate documentation from official licensees who have commissioned private signings or we employ the services of the two leading independent autograph authenticating companies — James Spence Authentication (JSA) and/or PSA/DNA.
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