Nicklaus, Jack

Nicklaus, Jack

▪ American golfer
in full  Jack William Nicklaus , byname  the Golden Bear 
born January 21, 1940, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
 American professional golfer, a dominating figure in world golf from the 1960s to the '80s.

 While a student at Ohio State University, Nicklaus won the U.S. Amateur championship in 1959 and again in 1961. Also in 1961 Nicklaus set a record 282 for an amateur in the U.S. Open (United States Open Championship). After he turned professional in 1962, Nicklaus won the Masters Tournament six times (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986), the U.S. Open four times (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980), the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) Championship five times (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980), and the British Open three times (1966, 1970, 1978). His victories overseas included six Australian Open titles. Nicklaus was a member of the winning U.S. World Cup team six times (1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1973) and was a record three-time individual World Cup winner (1963, 1964, 1971). By 1986 he had played in 100 major championships, finishing in the top three 45 times. Nicklaus was named PGA Player of the Year five times (1967, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976), and he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. He joined the U.S. Senior Tour in 1990 and retired from tournament golf in 2005. His career totals include 73 PGA victories—a number exceeded only by Sam Snead (Snead, Sam) with 82—and a record 18 victories in the four major professional championships.

      In addition to great natural ability and power, Nicklaus showed remarkable composure under the severest competitive pressure. He designed several golf courses, including Muirfield Village Golf Course in Ohio, site of the Nicklaus-sponsored Memorial Tournament beginning in 1976. He also wrote several books, including Golf My Way (1974; cowritten with Ken Bowden), Nicklaus by Design (2002; cowritten with Chris Millard), and Jack Nicklaus: Memories and Mementos from Golf's Golden Bear (2007). In 2005 Nicklaus was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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