THE INAUGURAL Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin award, presented by AON, at the 43rd Ryder Cup, was awarded to Dustin Johnson of Team USA, and Sergio Garcia of Team Europe.
This new award was presented to the player on each team, that best represented the spirit of the historic 1969 concession, when Jack Nicklaus conceded a 2-foot putt to Tony Jacklin.
So as a result the match between Nicklaus and Jacklin was halved, and for the first time in Ryder Cup history, the matches ended in a draw.
This new award represents sportsmanship, and performance between teammates, in the context of better decision making.
Johnson played in all five sessions, and became the fifth player to go 5-0-0 during a Ryder Cup.
Johnson was partnered with Colin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele, both team USA rookies.
“it was a dream to go 5-0-0 in a Ryder Cup,” said Johnson. ” So this has been a great week.”
Garcia was 3-0-1 in his four matches. But while he won his first three matches with partners. Garcia lost his Sunday’s singles match to Bryson DeChambeau. Garcia was paired with Jon Rahm a fellow Spanish countryman.
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