RIP: What Happened To Jack Newton? Twitter Floods With Tribute Post

The death news of Jack Newton, an Australian golfing great who was a recipient of the Order of Australia, has saddened internet users, and fans are eager to know more about the demise of the golfing legend.

Jack Newton OAM was an Australian professional golfer who played from 1950 until 2022. He won several tournaments, including the British Matchplay in 1974, the Buick-Goodwrench Open in 1978, and the Australian Open Championship in 1979.

In 1979, he won the Order of Merit on the PGA Tour of Australia. In the 1980 Masters Tournament, he tied for second place with winner Seve Ballesteros.

Newton was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia on June 11, 2007, for his contributions to golf, particularly through executive, youth development, and fundraising positions.

Jack Newton Death Confirmed: Accident Linked To Golfer Cause Of Death

The death of Jack Newton, the former Australian Open champion, was confirmed by his family. They mentioned that Jack passed away overnight due to health complications.

However, there was no accident linked to the golfer’s cause of death. His family has only mentioned health complications for his cause of death.

‘It is with sadness that I announce, on behalf of our family, that our courageous and loving husband, father, brother, grandpa, and mate, Jack Newton OAM, passed away overnight due to health issues,’ the statement read.

How Did Jack Newton Lose His Arm?

Jack Newton, who came close to winning the British Open and the US Masters, survived a tragic accident in 1983 in which he lost his arm and eye after walking into an airline propeller at Sydney Airport.

After the accident, which terminated his career abruptly, he was given a 50:50 chance of survival and spent several days in a coma and two months in critical care. He learned to play golf one-handed after his recovery and founded the Jack Newton Celebrity Classic.

Jack went on to work as a golf commentator, course designer, public speaker, and the Chairman of the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation after his injuries.

Jack Newton’s Wife & Net Worth Explored

The name of Jack Newton’s wife is Jackie Newton. The couple got married in 1974. He has an estimated net worth of around $17 million.

Newton and his wife Jackie have two children, Kristie and Clint Newton. Clint Newton is a professional rugby league player, and Kristie is a professional golfer.

In 1971, he turned professional, and in 1972, he won his first professional tournament, the Dutch Open. Over the next decade, he won several tournaments including the Australian Open championship in 1979.