Who is Jack Nicklaus?
A: Jack William Nicklaus is a retired American professional golfer and golf course designer.
What was his nickname?
A: The Golden Bear.
He is widely considered to be one of the what?
A: One of the greatest golfers of all time.
How many professional tournaments did he win in his
A: He won 117.
Over a quarter-century, he won how many major
A: A record 18, three more than second-placed Tiger Woods.
Nicklaus focused on what?
A: The major championships—the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship.
He played a selective schedule of what?
A: Regular PGA Tour events.
How many major tournaments did he compete in?
A: He competed in 164, more than any other player, and finished with 73 PGA Tour victories, third behind Sam Snead and Woods.
Nicklaus won the U.S. Amateur in 1959 and 1961 and
finished second in what?
A: The 1960 U.S. Open, two shots behind Arnold Palmer.
Nicklaus turned professional at what age?
A: 21 toward the end of 1961.
He earned his first professional victory at the 1962
U.S. Open, defeating whom?
A: Palmer by three shots in a next-day 18-hole playoff and launching a rivalry between golf superstars.
In 1966, Nicklaus became the first player to win what?
A: The Masters Tournament two years running.
He also won The Open Championship, becoming at age 26
A: The youngest player to win all four golf majors.
What did he win in 1970?
A: Another Open Championship.
Between 1971 and 1980, he won major championships?
He overtook Bobby Jones's record of 13 majors, and
became the first player to do what?
A: Complete double and triple career grand slams.
He won the 1986 Masters, his 18th and final major
championship at what age?
A: At the age of 46, the tournament's oldest winner.
When did Nicklaus join the Senior PGA Tour (now known
as the PGA Tour Champions)?
A: When he became eligible in January 1990.
By April 1996 he had won how many tournaments?
A: 10, including eight major championships despite playing a very limited schedule.
He continued to play at least some of the four regular
Tour majors until when?
A: 2005 when he made his final appearances at the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship.
Today, Nicklaus heads Nicklaus Design, one of the
A: Largest golf course design and construction companies.
Nicklaus runs what event on the PGA Tour?
A: The Memorial Tournament, named after the annual honoring, it bestows to individuals associated with the game of golf.
Nicklaus's books vary from instructional to what?
His Golf My Way considered one of the best what of all
A: Instructional golf books.; the video of the same name is the best-selling golf instructional to date.