|Full name||Barry Louis Jaeckel|
|Born||February 14, 1949|
Los Angeles, California
|Height||5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)|
|Residence||Palm Desert, California|
|College||Santa Monica Junior College|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 1979|
|PGA Championship||T42: 1982, 1983|
|U.S. Open||T28: 1976|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1973|
Early in his career he played on the European Tour. On the tour's inaugural season, 1972, he won the French Open defeating Clive Clark in a sudden death playoff. Along with Walter Hagen and Byron Nelson, Jaeckel is one of only three Americans ever to win the event.
Jaeckel joined the PGA Tour in 1975. He played in 520 PGA Tour events from 1975–1995 and recorded over two dozen top 10 finishes. Like his French Open triumph, his three best results on the PGA Tour were resolved in playoffs. He won the 1978 Tallahassee Open by shooting a final round 65 (-7) and then defeating Bruce Lietzke in a playoff. At the 1981 Tournament Players Championship he and Curtis Strange lost in a playoff to Raymond Floyd. At the 1983 Kemper Open he lost a five-way playoff to Fred Couples. Jaeckel was 7 shots back entering the day and finished hours before the last group. He passed the time at a bar, hanging out with friends and watching the event on TV. These playoff losses represent his only two runner-up finishes on tour.
- 1968 Southern California Amateur
PGA Tour wins (1)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||Apr 16, 1978||Tallahassee Open||−15 (70-67-71-65=273)||Playoff||Bruce Lietzke|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–2)
|1||1978||Tallahassee Open||Bruce Lietzke||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||1981||Tournament Players Championship||Raymond Floyd, Curtis Strange||Floyd won with par on first extra hole|
|3||1983||Kemper Open|| Chen Tze-chung, Fred Couples,
Gil Morgan, Scott Simpson
|Couples won with birdie on second extra hole|
Jaeckel eliminated with par on first hole
European Tour wins (1)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jul 23, 1972||French Open||−11 (67-68-63-67=265)||Playoff||Clive Clark|
European Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1972||French Open||Clive Clark||Won on second extra hole|
Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit
|The Players Championship||T43||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||T2||T62||T23||T33||63||T67||T54|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
- Jenkins, Dan (October 1, 1973). "Arnold And Jack, Wish You Were Here". Sports Illustrated.
- "Kemper Open replay unlikely". The Courier. Prescott Arizona. UPI. May 31, 1984. p. 13B.
- "Barry Jaeckel – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved May 8, 2019.
- "Golf Major Championships". Retrieved December 26, 2007.
- "Biographical information from U.S. Senior Open's official site". USGA. Retrieved December 10, 2007.