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Tony Jacklin has revealed he has been living with an incurable form of cancer for the past seven years.

The Ryder Cup hero, 77, opened up on his condition in his new autobiography, Tony Jacklin: My Ryder Cup Journey.

Jacklin, who has been in remission for 18 months, told the Daily Mail: “It’s one of life’s things, it’s just part of getting old.

“I was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, which is manageable, but it’s incurable.

“It was funny because I had to listen to two or three Ben Hogan stories from the doctor, and I’m sitting there thinking, ‘Just tell me whether I’m going to die or not!’

“I had chemo, four different times a month apart. I kept having the scans, and after four scans I was as good as clear. They said I was officially in remission. This was 18 months ago, and I’m vigilant, but I feel fine. But you never know.”

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