Barry Jaeckel

Barry Jaeckel
Personal information
Full name Barry Louis Jaeckel
Born (1949-02-14) February 14, 1949
Los Angeles, California
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Palm Desert, California
College Santa Monica Junior College
Turned professional 1971
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
European Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1979
U.S. Open T28: 1976
The Open Championship CUT: 1973
PGA Championship T42: 1982, 1983

Barry Louis Jaeckel (born February 14, 1949) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

Jaeckel was born in Los Angeles, California, and is the son of actor Richard Jaeckel. He attended Palisades High School, Santa Monica Junior College, turned professional in 1971, and joined the PGA Tour in 1975.

Jaeckel played in 515 PGA Tour events from 1975–1995; he had over two dozen top-10 finishes including a win at the 1978 Tallahassee Open and 2nd-place finishes at the 1981 Tournament Players Championship, which he lost in a playoff to Raymond Floyd and the 1983 Kemper Open which he lost in a playoff to Fred Couples. His best finish in a major was T-28 at the 1976 U.S. Open.[1]

Jaeckel played in Europe before joining the PGA Tour. In 1972 he won the Open de France defeating Clive Clark in a sudden death playoff.[2] Along with Walter Hagen and Byron Nelson, Jaeckel is one of only three Americans ever to win the event. He holds the lowest-under-par winning score at the Open de France; 23-under-par 265.

After reaching the age of 50 in February 1999, Jaeckel joined the Senior PGA Tour. His best finish was a T-10 at the 2000 Audi Senior Classic.

Jaeckel lives in Palm Desert, California.[3]

Amateur wins

Professional wins

PGA Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner-up
1 Apr 16, 1978 Tallahassee Open –15 (70-67-71-65=273) Playoff United States Bruce Lietzke

PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

1 1978 Tallahassee Open United States Bruce Lietzke Won with par on first extra hole
2 1981 Tournament Players Championship United States Raymond Floyd, United States Curtis Strange Floyd won with par on first extra hole
3 1983 Kemper Open Taiwan Chen Tze-chung, United States Fred Couples,
United States Gil Morgan, United States Scott Simpson
Couples won with birdie on second extra hole
Jaeckel eliminated with par on first hole

European Tour wins (1)


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