One of the most iconic figures in Golf, Tony Jacklin CBE was a pioneer for both global and European golf. Breaking every performance record in British history by the age of 26, Jacklin won three Ryder Cups, the US Open and the Open Championship.
The son of a lorry driver, Tony became one of the largest golfing stars of his time despite his modest upbringing in Scunthorpe. Tony won eight European Tour events in total throughout his career alongside numerous victories in America, South America, Africa and Australasia.
Tony is best remembered for his involvement in the Ryder Cup, playing six times and captaining four times for the Great Britain and Ireland team. Playing his part in one of the momentous pieces of golf history, the 1969 Ryder Cup saw Jack Nicklaus concede Tony’s two-foot putt to halve their match and ending the Cup in a tied score. ‘The Concession’ as it became known, went down in history as one of the most sporting moments of the game, with both Nicklaus and Jacklin walking off the course with arms around each other. Jack and Tony later co-designed a golf course in Florida, aptly named ‘The Concession’, to commemorate their actions.
Tony Jacklin CBE joined the Champions Celebrity agency in early 2013, since then we have secured high profile brand endorsements for leading golf equipment manufacturer Lynx and clothing brand Lyle and Scott. The Champions Celebrity agency have also managed Tony’s diary of personal appearances, gaining exciting new venues for Tony to appear, speak and participate in Golf Days.