The AQUARIUS Golf Legend:
- Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame
- Major Championship Victories: 20
- U.S. Amateur: 1959, 1961
- U.S. Open: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980
- Masters: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975,
- British Open: 1966, 1970, 1978
- PGA: 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980
- PGA Tour Titles: 70
Jack Nicklaus – the standard to which golf
is held by the most objective of measures –
his record. He is without a doubt the greatest player
who ever lived. He combined tremendous physical
ability with the mental resources to outthink not
just the obstacles he found on the course but his
competition as well. In the heat of a major he may
be the best ever at course management down the stretch
but his ultimate genius may be in never beating
himself. His style was a combination of explosive
shotmaking and mental fortitude that had him doing
what he had to do to win – even while not
playing his best.
was born on January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio.
The son of a pharmacist, he was introduced to golf
by his father at an early age, and was quickly recognized
as a prodigy. He won the 1956 Ohio State Open at
age 16 and three years later defeated Charlie Coe
in an exciting U.S Amateur. He almost won the U.S.
Open as an amateur in 1960, finishing 2nd and won
the amateur again at Pebble Beach in 1961.
Bursting onto the pro scene at the tender age of
22, Nicklaus was a compact, crew cut powerhouse
of 215 pounds that was about to take the world of
golf to a level where it had never been. He became
the longest controlled driver the game had ever
seen as well as the most accurate long-iron player.
His technique and strength also allowed him to escape
from the deep rough of a major championship venue
with more power and control than his opponents.
A particularly devastating putter, Nicklaus rarely
missed inside 10 feet and by 1967 he had won seven
While playing the PGA TOUR, Nicklaus won the money
title a total of eight times, twice while only playing
in 16 events. Between 1962 and 1979, he finished
in the top ten in 243 of the 357 official events
he played in, an astonishing 68%!
Jack Nicklaus' record will be a tough one to beat
but the true measure of the man may lie in the gracious
way that he lost. Finishing 2nd in 19 majors he always
had good things to say about his opponents, never
blaming anyone or anything for his losses. Win or
lose, he was the best.
"As a teenager smitten with golf, I can
remember rooting against 'fat Jack' and 'Nicklouse'
when he was trouncing my idol at the time, Arnold
Palmer. While never going so far to use those
derogatory terms myself it was hard to watch someone
dominate my hero the way Nicklaus did. Nevertheless,
a funny thing happened; I began to respect the
awesome talent of the man and to pull for him
every week. Year after year, he did not disappoint
me. And just when you think the man is over the
hill he does something like win the Masters -
at the age of 46!"
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