About Tony Jacklin
It has been reported that the total estimate of Tony Jacklin net worth is as high as 10 million dollars. He has earned his wealth mostly because of his career as a golf player. Tony Jacklin became the most successful British player of his generation. He became a winner of two major golf championships. In addition, he is recognized as the most successful European Ryder Cup captain in the history of this sport. Thus, his golf career has made him well known and also added up quite a lot of revenues to the total sum of Tony Jacklin net worth.
He was born in 1944 in the North Lincolnshire town of Scunthorpe. His father worked as a truck driver. Tony Jacklin was a student at Henderson Avenue Primary School. In 1962, he became a professional golf player and this career has served as one of the main sources of increasing the total amount of Tony Jacklin net worth. In 1969, he became the first British player who has won The Open Championship in 18 years. Tony Jacklin won it at Royal Lytham & St Annes. In the next season, he became a winner of his second big title, which was at the US Open.
In the period of 1972-1982, Tony Jacklin became a winner of eight events on the European Tour. In addition, he competed in events in South Africa, South America and Australasia. In 1968, he became a winner of the PGA Tour, which was at the Jacksonville Open Invitational.
However, some people recognize him the most because of his appearances in the Ryder Cup. These appearances have also added up quite a lot of revenues to the total size of Tony Jacklin net worth. He was a member of the Great Britain and Ireland team, which competed in the Ryder Cup in 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1977. Also, he appeared with the European team in 1979. Unfortunately, all of these teams were beat except for one tie, which happened in 1969. In the period of 1983-1989, Tony Jacklin became a non-playing captain of the European team in the Ryder Cup for four years in a row.
In 2002, his golf career was crowned when his name was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. In 2004, he decided to retire from his golf career. At that time, Tony Jacklin was 60 years old. When he retired, he became a golf course designer and this career has also added up to the total estimate of Tony Jacklin net worth. One of the golf courses, which he has designed, is the 9-hole par 3 course of The St. Pierre Park Hotel in Guernsey.
Tony Jacklin is the patron of the English Deaf Golf Association. In 1970, Tony Jacklin appeared in the TV program called “This Is Your Life”. In addition, Tony Jacklin has been hearing impaired for quite a long time and is wearing hearing aid devices on both of his ears. In 1966, he got married to his wife Vivien, with who he has three kids, named Warren, Tina and Bradley.