#1 title. Tony Jacklin salutes the crowd at Royal Lytham von miaowang123 14.03.2019 02:37

There arent too many teams that can boast having two point guards who have been starters in the NBA. The Toronto Raptors will have that luxury this season. D.J. Augustin, a former starter with the Charlotte Bobcats, gives the Raptors some much-needed depth as they try to improve on their 34-48 record from last season. "D.J. has a very steadying effect and hes an excellent floor general," Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. Augustin, a New Orleans native whose family was forced to relocate to Houston by Hurricane Katrina, was a McDonalds All-American in high school. He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a star guard at the University of Texas, and went on to be was selected ninth overall by Charlotte in the 2008 NBA draft. However, he seemed to have lost his confidence last season, recording career lows in scoring and field goal percentage and starting just five games as a backup in Indiana. Hes looking for a fresh start in Toronto. "Its just about getting an opportunity, getting a chance," he said. "Here Im getting a chance to play, and Im just trying to get comfortable and keep playing well." Augustin was impressive in the Raptors intrasquad game last weekend in Halifax, leading the black team in a win over the grey squad that was led by starting point guard Kyle Lowry. Augustin, who played almost 30 minutes, was the straw that stirred the drink for the black team. He notched five points, but doled out seven assists and did a great job distributing the ball, consistently finding DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas in the paint. "The more we practise, the more I get comfortable, the more confident I am and my teammates are confident in me, so that helps me out." said Augustin. Augustin had a shakier outing in Torontos 97-89 pre-season win over the Celtics in Boston on Monday, finishing with four points and three assists in 18 minutes. Augustin was the subject of one highlight-reel play that saw Bostons Jeff Green leap over Augustins head on a hard block. With last seasons deal that sent Jose Calderon to Detroit, it was obvious that the Raptors needed to acquire a point guard in the off-season. New general manager Masai Ujiri signed Augustin as a free agent in the summer could give the Raptors a great backcourt duo. With Augustin and Lowry, the Raptors can expect solid play from the point guard position for 48 minutes each night, Casey said. Augustin, a five-year NBA veteran, plays a "driving" style and describes himself as a pass-first point guard who shoots well enough to keep defenders honest. The 25-year-old, who has started 147 games in his career, doesnt expect to be a starter again this year. He said Casey has mentioned the idea of pairing him with another point guard to provide some ball movement if the team needs it, but hes prepared to play any role. "Whatever coach needs me to, whatever the team needs me to do," Augustin said. "This is all about opportunity and I think here, Im getting a chance." The Raptors trip to Boston marked their third city in almost as many nights, as they held camp in Toronto and then Halifax before opening their pre-season against the Celtics. Casey said he wasnt worried about the hectic travel schedule. "Its good because its like an NBA season," he said. "It gives us a feel of how its going to be." The Raptors continue the pre-season Wednesday when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Air Canada Centre. Former Raptors No. 1 draft pick Andrea Bargnani returns to Toronto with the New York Knicks on Friday. Nike Roshe Clearance . Future Hall of Famer Ricky Ray is in his prime and back for a third season in double blue. 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Tony Jacklin salutes the crowd at Royal Lytham after securing victory on the final green in 1969 In the second part of our series, Jacklin recalls the emotion and the drama of leading The Open coming down the stretch with the weight of a nations expectations on his shoulders - there had not been an English winner of the title since Max Faulkners triumph at Royal Portrush in 1951. Armed with a two-shot lead after 54 holes, Jacklin held his nerve playing alongside 1963 winner Bob Charles in the final group and matched the New Zealanders one-over 72 in tough conditions on the final day.dddddddddddd The Open on Sky How to watch The Open live on Sky Sports It would be another 18 years before and Englishman lifted the Claret Jug when Nick Faldo triumphed at Muirfield in 1987, but Jacklin remains the only post-war victory on home soil - a record of which he is immensely proud.Watch the video above to see Tony Jacklin recalling his Open victory in 1969, and dont miss all our coverage from Royal Troon this week on Sky Sports - the proud new home of The Open. Also See: Latest Open news Ways to Watch My Open Story: Boxy Get Sky Sports ' ' '

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