Jack Nicklaus Articles

Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus once said of Tiger Woods that he "could win as many Masters as Arnold (Palmer) and me combined." That's 10 green jackets, if you're counting. Earlier, this week, the Golden Bear made similar comments about the...
Rob Doster
2 months ago
Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods came out of the gate with Jack Nicklaus' major championship record as his ultimate target. That number — 18 career major championship wins — seemed utterly out of reach, until Tiger started winning majors with alarming...
Rob Doster
3 months ago
Jack Nicklaus
We don’t have footage of Gene Sarazen’s famous double eagle from 1935, but on Masters Sunday 2012, we saw something just as good and just as rare — Louis Oosthuizen's double eagle, the first at the par-5 second hole in Masters...
Rob Doster
6 months ago
Jack Nicklaus
The Masters is the world's greatest golf tournament, so it's not surprising that it has produced an elite list of champions. We've identified the 10 greatest, who collectively possess 32 Green Jackets and have provided countless classic...
Rob Doster
6 months ago
Jack Nicklaus
A Conversation with Golfing Great Arnold Palmer
There have been better players with prettier swings. But there has never been a more important golfer than The King, Arnold Palmer. He almost single-handedly quadrupled purses, grew the game beyond the country clubs and brought it into our living...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Jack Nicklaus
All this talk about the Mt. Rushmore of this and the Mt. Rushmore of that reminded me that the concept works better for golf than any other sport, since golfers naturally organize themselves in groups of four. So who comprises golf's ultimate...
Rob Doster
8 months ago
Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods makes his 2014 season debut at the Farmers Insurance Open at a course he loves, Torrey Pines. At this point in Tiger's career, every non-major tournament is merely a step toward his goal of peaking for the majors. You've heard...
Rob Doster
9 months ago
Jack Nicklaus
Call it a knee-jerk reaction, but Phil Mickelson's stunning sprint to the Claret Jug has caused us to revisit our rankings. Lefty now holds three of the four majors and gets extra credit for his record six runner-ups in the one he doesn't...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Jack Nicklaus
Through last month's Masters, the 37-year-old Tiger Woods has 14 wins in 63 major championship starts as a professional; through the 1977 Masters, the 37-year-old Nicklaus had 14 wins in 61 major championship starts as a professional. That's some...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Jack Nicklaus
We don’t have footage of Gene Sarazen’s famous double eagle from 1935, but on Masters Sunday 2012, we saw something just as good and just as rare — Louis Oosthuizen's double eagle, the first at the par-5 second hole in Masters history. Later,...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Jack Nicklaus
Sports are filled with statistics that uber-nerds and casual fans alike can enjoy. Numbers and records help fans define greatness and settle arguments on talk radio and at the local watering holes on a daily basis.Who is the greatest quarterback of...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Jack Nicklaus
As my colleague Charlie Miller has continued to unveil his elite quartets for each major league baseball franchise, it got me to thinking: Who is on golf’s Mount Rushmore? Arnold Palmer received the Congressional Gold Medal this week as that...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Jack Nicklaus
After back-to-back wins at the Deutsche Bank and BMW Championships, 23-year-old Rory McIlroy is closing in on a FedExCup title. The accompanying $10 million would buy world-class WAG Caroline Wozniacki a lot of bling, but I'm more concerned about...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Jack Nicklaus
In a press conference prior to the Barclays, Rory McIlroy spotted Tiger Woods and joked that he was going to "kick his ass." Tiger and the rest of the room had a laugh, but as they say, there's an undercurrent of truth in every good joke, and...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Open champions 1895 Horace Rawlins (173), Newport Country Club, Newport, Rhode Island 1896 James Foulis (152, +12), Shinnecock Hills, Shinnecock Hills, New York 1897 Joe Lloyd (162, +10), Chicago Golf Club, Wheaton, Illinois 1898 Fred...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Jack Nicklaus
For any other player, it would have been a career-defining moment. For Tiger Woods, it was just another Sunday — even if those Sunday moments have become a little more rare lately.  Woods was in contention for his 73rd win to tie Jack...
Rob Doster
2 years ago
Jack Nicklaus
Q: What do you consider to be the greatest Masters Tournament in history? — Jerry Barnes, Dallas, Texas A: It’s hard to overlook Tiger Woods’ historic win in 1997, Phil Mickelson’s major breakthrough in 2004 and Greg Norman’s epic collapse in...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago