Jack Burke Jr was a well-known American professional golfer. He was most prominent in the 1950s.
Jack Burke Jr. was well-recognized as the son of pro golfer Jack Burke Sr.
In 1956, Jack Jr. took the golf world by storm by winning two major titles – the Masters and the PGA Championship. His skills have earned him a worthy place in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
In 1957, Jack, along with Jimmy Demaret, decided to create something special – Champions Golf Club in Houston. The club has seen its fair share of important events such as hosting the 1967 Ryder Cup and the 1969 US Open.
When Jack Burke Jr died in 2024, he had a special title. He was the oldest living major golf champion.
Jack Burke Jr Cause of Death, Obituary
Recently, the news of the death of two-time major winner Jack Burke Jr. has taken the internet world by storm.
Jack Burke Jr. died at the age of 100 on January 19, 2024, in Houston, Texas, USA. Jack Burke died 10 days before his 101st birthday.
After hearing the news of Jack Burke Jr.’s death, his loved ones are paying tribute to him on social media.
Jack Burke, Jr., the Masters champion of 1956, has passed away.
He will be remembered fondly for his unwavering enthusiasm for the game and willingness to share his passion with others as one of the game’s most insightful teachers.https://t.co/gXdZHxRNTl
— The Masters (@TheMasters) January 19, 2024
Jack Burke, Jr. has passed away at the age of 100.
The 16-time TOUR winner won both the PGA Championship and the Masters in 1956 and went on to captain the winning 1973 U.S. Ryder Cup team.
He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000 and received the PGA TOUR… pic.twitter.com/Leb9oyDP8y
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 19, 2024
Jack Burke Jr Early Life
Jack Burke Jr’s birth name was John Joseph Burke Jr. Jack Burke was also known by his nickname Jackie. Jack Burke Jr was born to his parents on 29 January 1923 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.
When Jack Burke Jr died, his age was 100 years. Jack Burke Jr’s parents were Jack Burke Sr. and Quo Vadis Quayle.
Jack Burke Jr has six siblings- Billy Burke, Susie VanZandt, Jimmy Burke, Eddie Burke, Katie McConn, and Beverly Burke-Lane.
Jack Burke did his studies at Rice University in 1941. Jack Burke’s height was 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and his weight was 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st).