About the Award
In golf as in business, better decisions define us. The Nicklaus–Jacklin Award presented by Aon is named after the famous 1969 ‘Concession’ by Jack Nicklaus, when he conceded a two-foot putt to Tony Jacklin for a halved match. The award commemorates the type of sportsmanship, teamwork and sound, strategic decision-making that attracts people to the game. At the 43rd Ryder Cup, Ryder Cup and Aon will introduce a new award that is inspired by the decisions of yesterday and defined by the decisions of today.
The Nicklaus–Jacklin Award presented by Aon will be given at the conclusion of the Ryder Cup. The recipient of the inaugural award will be selected by a committee consisting of: Jack Nicklaus, Tony Jacklin, past European and U.S. Ryder Cup Captains, Aon’s Carlo Clavarino, and representatives from Sky Sports and NBC Sports. Selection will be based on players’ decision-making relative to: sportsmanship, teamwork and performance.