One of Britain’s greatest post-war golfers. His victory in the 1969 Open Championship was the first by a Briton since Max Faulkner in 1951, and his US Open triu mph the following year was the first by a Briton since Ted Ray in 1920.
Europe’s non-playing Ryder Cup captain in 1983, 85, 87 and 89.
The son of a Scunthorpe lorry driver, he took up golf at the age of nine. Won the Lincolnshire Boys Championship aged 13, and three years later won the Lincolnshire Open by nine shots.