Tony Jacklin was the most celebrated British golfer of his generation. He was the first European player to win on the U.S. tour since the 1920s with his victory at the 1968 Jacksonville Open Invitational. Jacklin then went on to win the 1969 Open Championship and 1970 U.S. Open. Even so, Jacklin is likely even more well-known today for his involvement in the Ryder Cup. He participated in 7 consecutive Ryder Cup Matches as a player, and then went on to Captain the European team 4 more times. It is his role as Ryder Cup Captain for which he is most revered in Britain. Jacklin led his team to its first victory in 28 years at the 1985 Ryder Cup, and then shocked the world by leading Europe to victory again in 1987 - Europe’s first-ever victory on U.S. soil. His career also included “the Concession” at the 1969 Ryder Cup, and an induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002.
Tony Jacklin's 1975 Ryder Cup Trophy
Offered here is Tony Jacklin’s original 1975 Ryder Cup trophy. Arnold Palmer Captained the United States Team including Jack Nicklaus, Billy Casper, Lee Trevino, and Johnny Miller to a 21 to 11 victory over Tony Jacklin’s British squad. The 1975 Ryder Cup at Arnold Palmer’s Laurel Valley was one of the most lopsided U.S. victories ever, and led to the expansion to a European Team the next time the Ryder Cup was on American soil.
Though the British Team was soundly defeated, Tony Jacklin certainly did his part – contributing 2.5 points of his team’s total of 11. It should be noted that this official Ryder Cup trophy was presented to Tony Jacklin some years after his retirement, though this in no way diminishes from this trophy’s enormous appeal. It is the only official Ryder Cup trophy ever produced for Tony Jacklin for 1975 Ryder Cup.
A few of Jacklin's other Ryder Cup trophies are part of the newly-unveiled Tony Jacklin display at the British Golf Museum in St Andrews. But not his 1975 Ryder Cup trophy, as it is available here to the highest bidder.
This Ryder Cup trophy stands 12” tall and measures 6” from handle to handle.
Letter of Authenticity from Tony Jacklin.