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Jack Nicklaus at 80 -- The Golden Bear
on life, majors and not slowing down

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/21/2020 2:29:33 PM

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. -- There is not much vanity on display in the Nicklaus home, the one that overlooks a pool and Lake Worth Lagoon, a waterway to the Atlantic Ocean and where the most accomplished golfer in the game's history has resided since 1970. Jack Nicklaus moved here just after he won The Open that year over Doug Sanders in a playoff at St. Andrews, where he flung his putter in the air and nearly conked himself in the head, a moment of joy that has lived on in highlight video for decades. Fifty years later, he is still

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A living legend.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jennie C. 1/21/2020 3:11:25 PM (No. 294363)
We love Jack here in Columbus, and he's a one-name guy. Everyone knows about whom you're talking if you just say, "Jack." (Jack Hanna is "Jungle Jack.") Year ago, a local radio station was running a promotional message prior to the Memorial Tournament (which is just "The Memorial," locally). The ending line was, "and, yes, as a matter of fact, we DO know Jack."
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYbob 1/21/2020 3:18:09 PM (No. 294371)
How lucky we were to grow up with legends. I loved the intensity of the Palmer/Nicklaus rivalry. They made golf exciting and showed the world how you could be competitive without being a jerk. Real gentlemen. Very telling that people who worked with them and for them, loved them.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: konocti95 1/21/2020 3:20:13 PM (No. 294374)
I glanced at the headline an my heart skipped a beat, "Oh no! Not another one." I'm glad to know he's still kicking.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Annie Xango 1/21/2020 3:36:18 PM (No. 294395)
Barb and Jack friends from HS and college(she was also a sorority sister)..have not changed. good people..Happy Birthday, Golden Bear!!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DanvilleBill 1/21/2020 4:26:50 PM (No. 294435)
Golf's G.O.A.T.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1 1/21/2020 4:28:56 PM (No. 294436)
Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus came along at a time where they were able to keep the game of golf civilized.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hazymac 1/21/2020 4:47:45 PM (No. 294456)
As many around here know, I am a professional golfer myself, and never would have become that absent the influence of Jack Nicklaus. Same as thousands of other young players, I wanted to be like him. Before I went to bed last night I thought about my longtime hero, whom I knew was about to turn 80. It was a privilege to watch him play from my earliest memory, the 1962 U.S. Open playoff against Arnold Palmer (my second favorite player) right up to his retirement from major championship play twenty years ago. Not only is he the greatest champion in the history of the sport--he's an absolute first class human being who has never let me down in any way. His wife Barbara is as great a person as he is, and their five children are similar to the parents. A good family all around. Happy birthday, Mr. Nicklaus.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ming 1/21/2020 5:12:23 PM (No. 294479)
I've always said, Palmer brought the game of golf to the masses, but Nikolaus showed the masses how the game should be played.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 1/21/2020 5:24:52 PM (No. 294491)
A friend of ours was on the grounds during the Friday round at the '86 Masters. He said: Jack hit two beautiful shots on 13 and made a two-putt birdie. And when the score was posted, you could see and hear the galleries stir.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: red1066 1/21/2020 6:09:09 PM (No. 294532)
I've met or at least seen all of the greats of golfers from the sixties, except Nicklaus.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: panther361 1/22/2020 12:05:27 AM (No. 294724)
My clubs? Golden Bear. Have been for the last 50 years. Mr. Nicklaus simply the best. A true role model.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 1/22/2020 12:27:26 AM (No. 294732)
Happy Birthday.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 1/22/2020 8:06:36 AM (No. 294883)
For me The Golden Bear will be the Gold Standard for a Professional Golfer! Always and without rival. Class, Sportsmanship, Generous, and the best player to ever swing a club! It's as simple as the number of majors won...which nobody will ever reach! I won't mention another golfer in the same breath as Jack because he is outclassed on every level by The Bear! 1986 Masters...the greatest tournament I have ever watched!
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