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“My ability to concentrate & work toward that goal (win Majors) has been my greatest asset.”

Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus won 117 professional tournaments during his incredible career! Nicklaus won a record 18 Majors (Masters, US Open, British Open, PGA). Jack Nicklaus won his final Major, the Masters, in 1986 at age 46 – his record 6th Masters Title. Jack Nicklaus hosts a  tournament, the Memorial, in Muirfield,  Ohio at a course that Nicklaus helped design. Jack Nicklaus is a Buckeye, he was born in Columbus, Ohio, and attended Ohio State.

Jack Nicklaus is the greatest golfer of all-time! Tiger Woods is number two. Tiger gave Jack a run for his money – winning 15 Majors; however, Nicklaus won 18. When Jack Nicklaus came on to the scene, he immediately was very successful, but he was not very popular. Nicklaus defeated Arnold Palmer when Arnie was enjoying a great deal of success and popularity. Arnold Palmer was a great golfer and a very nice man, but Jack Nicklaus could not be stopped. Palmer was daring and aggressive on the golf course while Nicklaus was methodical and cerebral. In fact, Bob Knight, who attended Ohio State the same time Nicklaus did, said he thought one reason Jack Nicklaus was so successful was that, “Nicklaus never did anything stupid.”

Jack Nicklaus’ concentration was incredible! He would seemingly stand over putts forever and then make them! Jack Nicklaus said, “Concentration is the antidote to anxiety.” Nicklaus had the confidence to pull that off. In fact, Jack Nicklaus had confidence in abundance. He also had great skill, and he was fiercely competitive. Put it all together – he is number one!
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