Graeme McDowell wins the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National. He describes his latest victory as part of "a funny year" so far, which has seen him win three times and miss the cut five times in his last eight tournaments. He missed cuts at The Masters, The Players, the BMW PGA, the US Open and the Irish Open, and won the RBC Heritage, the Volvo World Match Play and the French Open.
Anthony 'Tony' Jacklin, CBE, is born in Scunthorpe. Winner of two major championships, the 1969 Open Championship and the 1970 US Open, the latter by 7 strokes from his nearest challenger, he is credited with the revival of British and European golf in the late 60s and 70s.
He is also Europe's most successful Ryder Cup captain, leading teams to two victories, including the first on US soil in 1987, and one tie in his four captaincies. He also played seven times in the matches, six times for GB&I, and on the first European team in 1979.
In 1967, at the British Masters, he made the first televised hole in one in Britain on the 165 yard 16th at Royal St George's, Sandwich.