Golf: Jacklin rolls back the years

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The Independent Online
Tony Jacklin chalked up his best score since 1982 in the opening round of the dollars 500,000 Ralph's Senior Classic in Los Angeles yesterday. He shot a marvellous six-under-par 65 and said: 'I am really enjoying myself on the Senior Tour. This is the lowest round of golf I have shot in 12 years, in or out of competition. I've had a hard time getting back into the mental discipline of it all.' Jacklin birdied five of the first eight holes and sunk a 25-footer on the par-four 14th. He was up against the fence on the ninth and 11th holes, but salvaged par on both. 'I should have birdied some of the easier holes,' he said. 'But I was in a good frame of mind with the fast start. I'd decided before today's round that I was just going to relax.' Bobby Nichols is setting a blistering pace at the top after shooting a 64.

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