Golfer Tony Jacklin was born in Scunthorpe and initially trained as a steel worker, but spent all his free time playing golf, and turned professional in 1962. In 1969 he won the Open, the first British player to do so in 18 years, the built on this success winning the US Open the next year, and even more impressively the first British player to win it in over 70 years. It also made him the first person to hold both titles at the same time. He was awarded the OBE in 1970 for his services to golf. He captained the European team in the Ryder Cup between 1983 and 1989, and in 1985, lead the team to victory, bringing the Ryder Cup back to Europe for the first time in 28 years, then in 1987, the team he led were the first European team ever to win in the US. He was later awarded the CBE. He now lives in the US and competes in the US Seniors Tour and also designs golf courses.

Tony will be taking part in the eleventh series of Strictly Come Dancing, and will be dancing with former Strictly champion Aliona Vilani.

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores TotalLeaderboard*
1 Waltz What'll I Do 2 5 5 4 16 =14th (15)
2 Charleston It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) 2 4 4 3 13 15th (15)
*Leaderboard position in Week 2 is based on a combined score from Week 1 and Week 2 dances.


Week 2 - Charleston


Week 1 - Waltz


First steps