Jack William Nicklaus has earned an exalted stature in world wide golf as a player, a golf course architect and business man that defies duplication. History will chronicle his accomplishments as “Player of the Century”. No one today foresees any person approaching Jack’s record:
Jack Nicklaus also was winner of Seattle World’s Fair Open; Palm Springs Open; Tournament of Champions (6); Phoenix Open; Whitemarsh Open; Memphis Open; Thunderbird Classic; Philadelphia Open; Sahara Open (3); Bing Crosby (3); Western Open(2); Westchester Classic (2); American Golf Classic; Kaiser Open; San Diego Open; Byron Nelson (2); Four-Ball with Arnold Palmer; Disney World (2); Doral (2); New Orleans Open; Atlanta Open; Ohio Kings Island; Heritage Classic; World Open; Players Championship (2); Inverrary (2); Memorial (2); Philadelphia Classic; and Colonial.
If that’s not enough, Nicklaus played on the Walker Cup Team twice; World Cup six times; Ryder Cup six times and was Ryder Cup team captain twice.
Jack was named Athlete-of-Decade for the years 1970 – 79. He is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and he won the 1982 Card Walker Award for outstanding contributions to junior golf. In 1983, with Johnny Miller, he won the Chrysler Team Invitational.
Nicklaus won the 1996 GTE Suncoast Classic, The Tradition, 1995 Tradition, 1994 Mercedes Championships, 1993 US Senior Open, 1991 Tradition at Desert Mountain, PGA Seniors’ Championship and US Senior Open Championship and the Tradition at Desert Mountain plus the Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship in 1990.
Nicklaus’ business ventures and golf course architectural feats are legend. The more than $6-million he has made with his clubs is a mere pittance to what he has amassed through his astute and ambitious achievements as Ohio’s unrivaled Man of Golf!