Tony Jacklin CBE – Bentley Golf Icon
“I have driven Bentley for most of my life, the brand stands for the very best and I am truly delighted to be part of the Bentley Golf family as a Bentley Golf icon. The clubs are beautifully forged and remain consistent with the Bentley brand that we have all come to love. They have given me a renewed love for the game”.
• Open Champion 1969
• US Open Champion 1970
• Four time Ryder Cup Captain
• World Golf Hall of Fame
• Commander of the Order of the British Empire
• Successful global golf course designer
• Prominent media analyst for Sky Sports and the Golf Channel
What's in the bag
BD1 9.5 degrees Driver Flex 2 Graphite / 1 extra layer of tape
BF1 Fairway Flex 2 Graphite / 1 extra layer of tape
BU1 Utility Flex 2 Graphite / 1 extra layer of tape
BH1 Hybrid Flex 2 Graphite / 1 extra layer of tape
BC1 4-PW / 2 degrees flat Flex 2 Graphite / 1 extra layer of tape (4 iron will be swapped with BH1 when applicable)
BW1 A Wedge Flex 2 Graphite / 1 extra layer of tape
BW1 S Wedge Flex 2 Graphite / 1 extra layer of tape
BW1 L Wedge Flex 2 Graphite / 1 extra layer of tape
BP1 Putter 35” Steel
(Hereford, 14 March 2017)
Tony Jacklin is known for single-handedly turning the Ryder Cup into the tense, fiery rivalry it is today. His iconic battle with Jack Nicklaus at the 1969 edition, led to the American conceding Tony’s two-foot putt to halve their match and the Ryder Cup ending in a tied score, the two left the course arm-in-arm for a moment remembered forever; ‘The Concession’. Tony made 7 appearances as a player in the Ryder Cup before captaining the European team to the first victory in almost 3 decades at The Belfry in 1985. He then took his team to the USA for the historic win at Muirfield Village in 1987 before returning to The Belfry in 1989 for his final captaincy, the match ending in a 14-14 tie.
Tony captured the hearts of the British nation in 1969 winning the Open Championship at Lytham St Annes. Just under a year later Tony became a truly global golfing superstar winning the US Open at Hazeltine National in 1970 finishing seven strokes ahead of a field which included Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player. Tony won a total of 29 titles around the world over the course of his glittering career.
Since retiring from tournament golf in 2004 at the age of 60, Tony has continued to enjoy playing exhibition and pro-am golf events around the world. Tony excels as a speaker, delivering moving, motivational speeches. Tony established a golf course design business, designing numerous courses around the world as well as acting as an ambassador for many major brands and fulfilling media commitments for major networks including Sky Sports and the Golf Channel.