Golf: Opening shot for 'old pro' Jacklin

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WHILE the golf world focused on the second round of the Open, Tony Jacklin was due to begin his Senior Tour career in the Ameritech Senior Open at Aurora, Illinois, late last night.

'This is a second chance to show me how good I can be,' said Jacklin, who turned 50 on 7 July.

'Some of the mistakes I made the first time around, I'm not going to make this time. I'm not going in with any preconceived notions. I want to win a tournament, that's all I know,' Jacklin said.

Jacklin, who won the British Open in 1969 and the US Open in 1970 before quitting in 1983, was paired with Dave Stockton, who has won eight tournaments since turning 50 in 1991.

'Nothing can compare to just having fun,' Stockton said. 'There are no cuts to worry about. There is no stress, certainly no pressure.'

England's Trish Johnson marked her return to the US LPGA Tour, after four weeks of competition in Europe, by claiming a share of third place in the Big Apple Classic. Johnson trails the South African Sally Little and the American Nancy Ramsbottom by one stroke, after shooting a three-under-par 68 in the first round.

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