Jack Newton, an Australian golfing great has, passes away at the age of 72. In 1979 Australian open champion Newton died overnight due to “health complications,” said his family. In the Australian Open victory, he was one of the three triumphs. He also won once on the PGA Tour, and also newton was a three-time winner on the European Tour.
In 1971 he turned professional and won the Dutch Open the following year; in 1975, at the British Open and the US Masters in 1980, the Cessnock-born Newton’s stellar career included runner-up finishes.
Newton said in his career
Newton said of his career, “I always felt that if I came into a major with some good form, then I could be dangerous,.” “That’s the way I played golf. Once I got my tail up I wasn’t afraid of anybody.”
The 1975 Newton playoff loss to Tom Watson British Open at Carnoustie was particularly unlucky. He had set a course record of 65 In the third round, despite having injured an ankle so hard on the practice tee before the start of the championship that pain-killing injections were required to get on the course. He was the leader in the back nine but dropped shots in three of the last four holes in the final round. In 2007 he got an award in the Order of Australia for his services to golf.
Know when newton was ended
Their golfing career of Newton ended prematurely in July 1983 when he was at the age of 33; during a rainstorm, newton lost his right arm and eye after walking into a plane’s spinning propeller. His right arm was severed, he lost eyesight in his right eye, and he sustained severe injuries to his abdomen. Doctors gave newton only a 50-50 chance of surviving, and he spent many days in a coma and nearly two months in intensive care and required lengthy rehabilitation from his injuries.
Newton said later, “Things weren’t looking too good for me. I knew that from the priest walking around my (hospital) bed,”. Despite newton experiencing a near-death situation, he returned to public life as a popular television commentator, radio and newspaper pundit, golf course designer, and chairman of the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation in Australia, which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for golf’s up-and-coming players.