The 1970 US Open Champion, Tony Jacklin CBE, reunited with fellow winners at this weeks Past Champions Reunion photocall before the 2013 US Open Championship gets underway tomorrow at Merion Golf Club.
Pictured alongside Tiger Woods (2000, 2002 and 2008), Rory McIlroy (2011), Graeme McDowell (2010), Angel Cabrera (2007), Michael Campbell (2005) as well as numerous other champions, Tony felt humbled being in such royal company.
Tony commented: ‘I always look forward to the annual Champions Reunion for the US Open. It is an exciting golfing competition and reuniting with past winners honours and keeps alive the prestige and glory that accompanies the Open. Reuniting with old friends and some of the best players in the sport, both established and new, is one of the highlights of my year.’
The waterlogged Merion course will prove a different test to the sorts of courses that the world golfing elite have faced in recent years; nevertheless it will provide compulsive viewing.
Some of the marquee groups for round one are: (all times BST and players are US unless stated):
17:41 Geoff Ogilvy (Aus), Angel Cabrera (Arg), Paul Lawrie (Sco)
17:52 Luke Donald (Eng), Lee Westwood (Eng), Martin Kaymer (Ger)
18:03 Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell (NI), Zach Johnson
18:14 Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy (NI), Adam Scott (Aus)
12:11 Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Keegan Bradley
12:22 Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose (Eng), Brandt Snedeker
12:33 Louis Oosthuizen (SA), Charl Schwartzel (SA), Tim Clark (SA)
12:44 Sergio Garcia (Spa), Stewart Cink, Padraig Harrington (Ire)
12:55 Ian Poulter (Eng), Jason Dufner, Boo Weekley
13:06 Rickie Fowler, Matteo Manassero (Ita), Jason Day (Aus)
To keep up to date with all the scores from Merion please visit the US Open website at http://www.usopen.com/en_US/scoring/index.html. You can also watch the live coverage throughout the day on Sky Sports starting tomorrow from 2pm on Sky Sports 2.