There is no golfing event quite as significant and unique as the Ryder Cup. The biennial competition shifts a largely solitary sport (save for input from one’s caddie) to a team sport, pitting teams from the United States and Europe against one another.
The PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and Aon this year announced the launch of the “The Nicklaus-Jacklin Award presented by Aon,” which will debut at the 43rd Ryder Cup, happening this week at Whistling Straits.
The award commemorates the famous 1969 Ryder Cup ‘concession’ between Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin, and is awarded to a player from both the U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams who best embodies the spirit of the Ryder Cup and better decision-making. Recipients of the inaugural award will be selected by a committee consisting of Nicklaus, Jacklin, other past European and U.S. Ryder Cup Captains, representatives from Sky and NBC Sports and Carlo Clavarino, Executive Chairman, International, Aon.
In a special edition of “On Aon,” Aon’s CEO of EMEA, Eduardo Dávila, welcomes guests Jim “Bones” Mackay, Aon Ambassador, former PGA TOUR and U.S. Ryder Cup Team caddie and NBC Sports Commentator; and Paul McGinley, Irish professional golfer and Ryder Cup Past Captain. They talk about the Ryder Cup, the concession, insights that drive better decisions and who they think will win both the Ryder Cup and the Nicklaus-Jacklin Award presented by Aon. The “On Aon” podcast is available on Spotify, Stitcher, Simplecast and Apple Podcasts (iTunes).