Tony Jacklin’s exit from Strictly Come Dancing left one question hanging: why did he do it in the first place? The answer lies in a Q&A in Golf International magazine.
Q How did this all come about – did Bruce talk you into it?
A No, I can’t frame him for this. I’ve known Bruce for 30 yard, but the Strictly launch party a few weeks ago was the first time I’d seen him in ages. A change of management company is the reason I’m on the show. I signed up with Champions plc this year. They have been running the British Par-3 Tournament for the six years that i have been involved, and doing a very good job. I asked them if they could help with handling my personal business here in the UK. I’ve been living in Florida for the last 20 years, and so from Champions’ point of view, this introduces me to a new audience outside of golf. I’m told that these days you need to keep on reinventing yourself, to let people know you’re still alive and kicking. So why not?
Wonder how the next meeting will go?