Golf legend John Jacobs dies aged 91

Golf legend John Jacobs dies aged 91

Former Ryder Cup captain and founding father of the European Tour John Jacobs has died.

According to the BBC, the golf legend and world golf hall of famer died aged 91.

Golf legend John Jacobs dies aged 91

John Jacobs

Jacobs, from Yorkshire, competed in the Ryder Cup in 1955, before captaining the side twice, most notably in 1979 when European players competed for the first time.

Though he had a modest career as a prefessional, he is most remembered for his coaching career and role in establishing the European Tour.

He also served as the Tour's tournament director-general from 1971 to 1975.

"John's legacy to golf is well-documented," said Dr Kyle Phillpots, the PGA's executive director.

"In addition to his accomplishments as a player, coach and administrator, he is the person who made the European Tour happen and he is widely acknowledged as the father of modern golf coaching."

Jacobs death comes just one day after the death of former England football national team manager Graham Taylor.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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