Jacklin and Trevino Named Honorary RA Members


Tony Jacklin and Lee Trevino have both been named as Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

The duo dominated open championships on both sides of the Atlantic from 1969 to 1972. Jacklin won the British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 1969 and, in winning the U.S. Open at Hazeltine the following year, became the first British player since Ted Ray in 1920 to claim the American title.

Trevino won six majors, including the 1971 British Open at Royal Birkdale and the U.S. Open at Merion the same year, beating Jack Nicklaus in a playoff. His second British Open win was in a classic head-to-head battle with Jacklin in 1972 at Muirfield. They were tied for the lead until Trevino chipped in from behind the 17th green in the final round and Jacklin three-putted from 16 feet.

With the addition of Jacklin and Trevino, there are now 13 Honorary Members of the R&A. They include: His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh; His Royal Highness The Duke of York; His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent; President George Herbert Walker Bush; Kel Nagle; Jack Nicklaus; Arnold Palmer; Gary Player; Peter Thomson; Roberto De Vicenzo; and Tom Watson.
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