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today’s birthday: Jack Nicklaus (1940)

Jack Nicklaus (1940)

Nicklaus is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, and his legendary rivalry with Arnold Palmer helped turn the game into a major spectator sport. “The Golden Bear” turned pro in 1962 and by 1986 had played in 100 major championships, finishing in the top three 45 times. He won three British Open Championships, four US Opens, five PGA Championships, and six Masters, for a record 18 major championships. Who are the only two golfers to have accumulated more PGA wins than Nicklaus? More… Discuss