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Jack Nicklaus (1940 - ...)

Nicklaus, Jack (1940-...)

Jack Nicklaus, an American golfer, ranks among the greatest players in the history of the sport. Nicklaus was the first player to win all four of golf's major titles at least twice. He won the British Open in 1966, 1970, and 1978; the U.S. Open in 1962, 1967, 1972, and 1980; the Masters tournament in 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, and 1986; and the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) tournament in 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, and 1980. He also won the United States Amateur tournament in 1959 and 1961 before turning professional.

Jack William Nicklaus was born in Columbus, Ohio. He was nicknamed the "Golden Bear" for his blond hair. His first professional tournament victory came in 1962 when he defeated Arnold Palmer in a playoff for the 1962 U.S. Open championship. Nicklaus has also designed a number of golf courses.

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Golf Greats Feature

From its conception as a major sport, golf has produced man great players who have become legendary. Jack Nicklaus, Nick Price, Tiger Woods... Their names have become synonymous with golf. Their golf playing tactics are considered innovative and ingenious.

While women golfers like Nancy Lopez and Patty Berg have made indelible marks in golf history, paving the way for gender equality in the playing field, so to speak.

These men and women are our role models, inspiration and pride. Take a moment to get to know them by reading their short bios at WestchesterCountyGolf.com.

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Jack Nicklaus: A Legend

Jack Nicklaus, an American golfer, ranks among the greatest players in the history of the sport. Read more about his life and achievements.

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Tiger Woods: The Prodigy

Tiger Woods, an American golfer, created a sensation in the sports world at 26 years old with his brilliant play. Read more about his life and achievements.

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Women's Golf

Women's professional golf did not establish a tour until 1950, but the game was popular with women long before that and produced many stars. Get to know who they are.

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