Tony Jacklin’s Ryder Cup Trophy
from “The Concession”
TONY JACKLIN COLLECTION
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 Ryder Cup Trophy from “The Concession”
“The Concession” is quite possibly the most famous Ryder Cup moment in history. At Royal Birkdale in 1969, British great Tony Jacklin faced a putt on the 18th hole to force a tie in the Ryder Cup. Amazingly, before needing to sink the missable putt, his American opponent Jack Nicklaus conceded the putt, which resulted in a 16-16 tie for the 1969 Ryder Cup Matches. This iconic moment has forever been known as “The Concession”.
Offered here is Tony Jacklin’s personal Ryder Cup trophy from “The Concession” at the 1969 Ryder Cup. It should be noted that this 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 1969 Ryder Cup. The trophy stands 12” tall and measures 6” from handle to handle.
Letter of Provenance from Tony Jacklin.