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Jack Nicklaus profile

ausgolf's tribute to the Golden Bear - Jack Nicklaus

Born - 1940
Country - United States

PLAYER PROFILE

MAJOR VICTORIES (18)
US Masters - 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986
British Open - 1966, 1970, 1978
US Open - 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980
US PGA - 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980

The greatest golfer of all time, Jack Nicklaus holds the record for the most number of major championship victories with 18.

FACTS & FIGURES
Height: 5'11" Weight: 190
Birth Date: January 21, 1940 Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Residence: North Palm Beach, Florida
Family: Wife: Barbara
Children: Jack II (9/23/61), Steve (4/11/63), Nancy (5/5/65), Gary (1/15/69), Michael (7/24/73)
Grandchildren: Jack Nicklaus III, William T. O'Leary V, Nicklaus Scott O'Leary, Christina Marie Nicklaus, Christopher Michael O'Leary, Eric Charles Nicklaus, Casey Grace Nicklaus, Robert James O'Leary, William Michael Nicklaus, Kelly Jean O'Leary, Steven Charles Nicklaus II, Michael Scott Nicklaus II

CAREER CAPSULE

(Professional Years: 1962 through 1999, inclusive)

Official Tour Victories: 71
Second Place or Ties: 58
Third Place or Ties: 36
Total Victories Around the World: 100
No. 1 in Lowest Scoring Average: 8 times (1976-75-74-73-72-71-65-64); runner-up 6 times
Top Money-Winner: 8 times (1976-75-73-72-71-67-65-64); runner-up 4 times
Career Official Tour Earnings: $5,697,038
Most "Major Championship" Titles: 18 PGA Tour, 6 Senior PGA Tour, 2 Amateur
"Greatest Golfer/Athlete" Awards (9): Sports Illustrated; GOLF Magazine; Associated Press; Golfweek; GolfWorld; PGATOUR.com and GolfWeb; ESPN; British Broadcasting Company; and Today's Golfer
"Golfer of the Century" Award (2): 1988 (GOLF Magazine); 1996 (Golf Monthly, U.K.)
PGA Player of the Year Award: 5 times (1976-75-73-72-67)
Athlete of the Decade Award: 1970s (Sports Illustrated)
Golf Course Architect of the Year: 1993 (Golf World)
Tour Playoff Record: Won 12; Lost 10
Holes in One: 17
International and other Victories: British Open (3): 1978-70-66 (runner-up 7 times)
Australian Open (6): 1978-76-75-71-68-64
World Series of Golf (5): 1976-70-67-63-62 (runner-up 6 times)
Ryder Cup: Member of U.S. teams that defeated Britain in 1981-77-75-73-71 and tied Britain 1969 (non-playing captain of winning 1983 U.S. team and losing 1987 U.S. team)
Joined Senior PGA Tour: 1990
Senior PGA Tour Victories (10): 1996: Tradition, GTE Suncoast Classic
1995: Tradition
1994: Mercedes Championship
1993: U.S. Senior Open
1991: Tradition, PGA Seniors Championship, U.S. Senior Open
1990: Tradition, Senior TPC
Senior PGA Tour Career Earnings: $2,608,576
Combined Tour Earnings, Career: $8,305,614
Total Victories: 100 (71 PGA Tour & 10 Senior PGA Tour), 19 unofficial or International events

For more information on Jack Nicklaus, visit his company web site at www.nicklaus.com