'He beat the hell out of me' - Jacklin remembers Palmer battle

Two-time major winner Tony Jacklin remembered the lesson he was taught by Arnold Palmer at the 1967 Ryder Cup.

Palmer, who died on Sunday aged 87, claimed a 3 and 2 win over Jacklin as the United States thrashed Great Britain 23 1/2 - 8 1/2.

Jacklin, winner of The Open Championship in 1969 and U.S. Open a year later, recalled how hard seven-time major champion Palmer was to beat.

"In 1967, my first Ryder Cup, I was a bit raw back then and I'd just come over to America to play the tour over here," the Englishman told Omnisport.

"And he beat the hell out of me. He beat me 3 and 2 and it was fair and square. I was trying to beat him.

"I managed to whip him a few times after that, but not in Ryder Cups.

"He had his way with me in the '67 Ryder Cup in Houston."

Palmer was 5-0-0 at that tournament and won an incredible 23 points throughout his Ryder Cup career.

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