The Official Open Championship Hospitality, in partnership with The R&A, have named former Open Champion Tony Jacklin as the Official Hospitality Ambassador.

As part of a unique celebration package to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Open Championship when it returns to St Andrews in July 2010, official hospitality guests will be given the opportunity to rub shoulders with golfing legend Jacklin.

Jacklin won the Open Championship in 1969 and the following year he claimed the US Open. In addition to playing in seven Ryder Cups, he captained Europe in four consecutive matches from 1983 to 1989, leading the team to their first victory for 28 years in 1985, and to their first ever victory in the United States in 1987.

“The Open is extremely special for me and I am delighted to be the Official Hospitality Ambassador at the Open Championship in this historic year,” reflected Jackin.

On each day of the Open, at lunch time, Jacklin will arrive at the Hospitality Village to discuss the Championship’s progress and take questions. Guests will also get an opportunity to get his autograph and pose for pictures. 

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