Jack Nicklaus the Golden Bear

Jack Nicklaus the Golden BearJack Nicklaus the Golden Bear

Author: Eddie Delgado

Jack William Nicklaus Aka as The Golden Bear is regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time. Born in Columbus Ohio January 21, 1940, his career spans over a 25 year period with an accumulated record 18 professional majors in the PGA Tour and 8 Champion Tour- a record that still stand to date.

Nicklaus began his professional career in 1962, defeating the favored Arnold Palmer. In 1963 Nicklaus won The Masters and the PGA Championship to include three Tournament of Champions. In 1965 and 1966 he became the first golfer to win the Masters event consecutively. He set a tournament record of 271 for The Masters in 1965, only to be succeeded by Tiger Woods. In 1965 Jack Nicklaus was the youngest player to win the British Open in Scotland, where his success included all four major championships known as the Career Slam. In 1987 he won all four majors a total of three times (a triple career slam).

In 1975, Nicklaus won the Doral-Eastern Open his fifth Masters win and the PGA Championship for the fourth time. Due to this incredible performance in 1975, he was named PGA Player of The Year and ABC’s Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year. [Read more...]

The Golfer of the Century – Jack Nicklaus and his Biography

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The Golfer of the Century - Jack Nicklaus and his Biography

Author: Leigh B

Jack Nicklaus was born on 21st January 1940 in Columbus, Ohio. His competitive career spans five decades and he has been named "Golfer Of The Century" or "Golfer Of The Millenium" by almost every major golfing publication in the world.

Success came early to Nicklaus when he carded 51 in the first nine holes he ever played and won the Scioto Club Juvenile Trophy at the age of ten. At the age of twelve he won the Ohio State Junior Championship and continued to win this tournament for the following five years from 1952 to 1956. Aged seventeen he qualified for the US Open for the first time and at the age of twenty he came runner-up to Arnold Palmer in the US Open by two strokes and in the process established a record 282 for an amateur entry.

Since joining the PGA Tour in 1962 he has established himself as the most successful golfer ever. His impressive array of Professional Titles include 6 Masters (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986), 5 PGA Championships (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980), 4 US Open Titles (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980) and 3 British Opens (1966, 1970, 1978). He won on his debut in the US Senior Tour (over-50) in 1990 and continued to win the title. He is the only player in history to have won each of the games majors at least twice and is the only player to have completed the career "Grand Slam" on both the regular and senior tours. [Read more...]

Jack Nicklaus Books

Jack Nicklaus Books
Jack Nicklaus Books

Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as "The Golden Bear",[1] is regarded by many as the greatest professional golfer of all time. He won the second place in Greatest putters of all time.
Playing career: 1961-2005

Jack Nicklaus' game has always been synonymous with power, but unlike most power players, he was a conservative golfer at heart — more strategist than gambler (he was the first one to mark course yardages in his own yardage book). This was especially true on the greens, where the Golden Bear often plotted to avoid three-putting before doing anything else. "I'm one of the greatest two-putters," he once said. But no one can argue that when it came down to the most-heated, most pressure-packed moments, Nicklaus came through more often than not. If he hadn't already beaten you from the tee box and green, he'd break you with a putt out of nowhere. Nicklaus' putting greatness is more about the drama than anything else. He one-putted six of the final nine greens at the 1986 Masters to roar from eight spots back to claim his record-setting 18th major. Each one is a reminder of what legendary putting is all about.

Stroke analysis: Nicklaus never looked very comfortable when he putted, with his stocky frame bunched up in his familiar crouch. But he had a very repeatable stroke. He kept his head very still, and locked his left arm and shoulder in place, then simply pushed the ball to the hole with his right palm and forearm.

10 Things In Golf That Sound Dirty

  1. Look at the size of his putter.
    2. Oh, dang, my shaft's all bent.
    3. You really wacked the hell out of that sucker.
    4. After 18 holes I can barely walk.
    5. My hands are so sweaty I can't get a good grip.
    6. Lift your head and spread your legs.
    7. You have a nice stroke, but your follow through leaves a lot to be desired.
    8. Just turn your back and drop it.
    9. Hold up. I've got to wash my balls.
    10. Damn, I missed the hole again.

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