US Open, a special challenge for the Jacklin

The 122nd edition of the US Open, starting June 16 in Brookline (Massachusetts), will be a special event for the Jacklin family. Fifty-two years after Tony’s triumph (it was 1970), his son Sean will play the third Major of 2022 after qualifying for the coveted tournament on June 6.

Us Open, Jacklin

“Following his qualification through live scoring from our home in Bradenton, Florida was really nerve-wracking.

With the joy, then, indescribable. I’m in seventh heaven and what arrived at the US Open 52 years ago was the best triumph of my career “, the joy of Tony Jacklin who in 1969 also won The Open.

First European to conquer the US Open, four times Old Continent captain at the Ryder Cup, Tony Jacklin is now ready to enjoy his son Sean’s race. “But I won’t worry – he assures – to give him some pep talk, he already knows everything I think”.

156 players participate in the tournament, about half of whom come from qualifiers, which are organized in two phases: the local qualifiers, which are held on more than 100 fields throughout the United States, [4] and the section qualifiers, a which is attended by players who pass the first phase and others who are exempt and are held on various American fields, on a European and a Japanese field.

On the other hand, the winners of the last 10 editions of the U.S. Open, the winner and the runner-up of the U.S. Previous year’s amateur (as long as they remain amateurs), the previous year’s Amateur Championship winner (as long as he remains an amateur), the previous year’s “Mark H. McCormack” medal winner (as long as he remains an amateur), winners of the last five editions of the other three majors, the winners of the last three Players Championships, the winner of the last BMW PGA Championship, the winner of the last U.S. Senior Open, the top ten finishers of the last U.S. Open, the qualifiers for the previous year’s Tour Championship, the top 60 players from the Official World Golf Rankings two months before the tournament starts and the top 60 a month and a half before the tournament starts.