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Jack Nicklaus: Golf

Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940) was a American professional golfer. He is known to be the best professional golfer of all time. At age 26, he dominated the sport completing his grand slam career on both regular and senior tours. Nicklaus won two U.S. Amateur titles as he was still attending Ohio State University. He turned pro in 1961.

Greatest Sporting Achievement

Jack Nicklaus has over 73 PGA Tour wins during his career and only two golfers have won more.

He was nicknamed as “The Golden Bear”, won 6 Masters Tournaments, 4 U.S. Open Titles and 3 British Opens. He has over 118 professional wins throughout his entire career.

In 2005, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush where he continues to be the ambassador of golf making him one of the most renowned and loved athletes.

Why Was He So Good?

While Nicklaus continued attending his classes at the Ohio State University, he carried on actively participating in sports, winning the U.S. Amateur title twice and winning the NCAA basketball championship. He did it all while exhibiting sophistication and sportsmanship.

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