Who's who: Jack Nicklaus

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  • Jack & Trevino at Merion for the 1971 US Open Playoff. Trevino shot a 68 this day to win by 3 over Jack.
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  • Jack & Trevino at Merion for the 1971 US Open Playoff. Trevino shot a 68 this day to win by 3 over Jack.
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Who's who: Jack Nicklaus

  • Name:

    Jack William Nicklaus
  • Also known as:

    The Golden Bear
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Jan 21, 1940 in Upper Arlington, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Columbus, Ohio / Scioto CC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, golf course designer, founder of the Golden Bear golf company.
  • Turned Pro:

    1962
  • Website:

    https://www.nicklaus.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (18): The Open (1966, '70, 78); US Open (1962, '67, '72, '80); Masters Tournament (1963, '65, '66, '72, '75, '86); US PGA Ch'ship (1963, '71, '73, '75, '80); major wins included three career slams, with all four major championships won at least three times. Senior MAJORS (8): US Snr Open (1991, '93); US Snr PGA (1991); Snr Players (1990); Tradition (1990, '91, '95, '96).

US Amateur champion (1959, '61). Walker Cup player (1959, '61). Ryder Cup player (1969, '71, '73, '75, '77, '81). Ryder Cup captain (1983, '87). Presidents Cup captain (1998, 2003, '05, '07). Total professional wins (115), including PGA Tour (73), Champions Tour (10, including 8 are Majors). PGA Tour leading money winner (1964, '65, '67, '71, '72, '73, '75, '76).

Donald Ross Award (2001, ASGCA). Old Tom Morris Award (2005, GCSAA). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1974). Awarded the USA's highest civilian honours, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005, by George W. Bush) and Congressional Gold Medal (2015).

Golf course design

Nicklaus Design has crafted over 370 golf courses, and Jack Nicklaus has had a leading role in designing almost 300 of them. Trying to list the best Nicklaus designs is therefore difficult, but some layouts that might be considered amongst "Jack's Best" are:

UNITED STATES & CANADA: Bear's Club, FL / Castle Pines, CO (1981) / Challenge at Manele, HI / Concession, FL (with Tony Jacklin) / Cordillera Ranch, TX / Desert Highlands, AZ / Desert Mountain, AZ (all six championship courses; 1986) / Dove Mountain, AZ (2009) / Glen Abbey, Ontario / Kauai Lagoons, HI / Mayacama, CA (2001) / Montreux, NV (1997) / Muirfield Village, OH / Nicklaus North, British Columbia / North Palm Beach, FL / Old Greenwood, CA (2004) / Old Works, MT / PGA West, CA (Tournament course; 1987) / Pronghorn, OR (Nicklaus course) / Reynolds Plantation, GA (Gt Waters course) / Sebonack, NY (with Tom Doak) / Sherwood CC, CA (1989) / Shoal Creek, AL (1977) / Sycamore Hills, IN / Top of the Rock, MO (2014) / Valhalla, KY

CARIBBEAN & MEXICO (Mexico unless stated otherwise): Cabo del Sol (Ocean course) / Moon Palace / Puerto Los Cabos / Punta Espada at Cap Cana (Dom Rep) / Punta Mita (Pacifico course) / Puerto Los Cabos / Vista Vallarta (Nicklaus course) / Yucatan Jaguar.

EUROPE: Gut Altentann, Aut / Gut Lärchenhof, Ger / Monte Rei, Port / Gleneagles, Scot (PGA Centenary course) / Montecastillo, Spain / Mount Juliet, Ire / Paris International, Fra / St Mellion, Eng / Tseleevo, Russia.

ASIA: Chung Shan Hot Spring, China / Damai Indah BSD, Indonesia / Empire CC, Brunei / Forest City, Malaysia (Legacy course) / Gapyeong Benest, S Kor / Hokkaido, Jpn / Ishioka, Jpn / Manila Southwoods, Philippines / Pine Valley, China / Shanghai Links, China / Sungai Long, Malaysia / Taman Dayu, Indonesia.

AUSTRALASIA & PACIFIC: The Australian, Sydney / Heritage G&CC, Melbourne (St John course) / Kinloch, NZ / Leo Palace, Guam.

AFRICA: Michlifen, Morocco / St Francis Links, S Africa / Pearl Valley, S Africa / Simola, S Africa.

Did you know?

Inspired by the great Bobby Jones, Nicklaus started golfing at age 10, little knowing he would become arguably the greatest golfer of all time. Nicknamed the Golden Bear, he enjoyed many fascinating golfing duels firstly with Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, and subsequently with the likes of Lee Trevino and Tom Watson.

As a prolific tournament winner, with nerves of steel, Nicklaus claimed a record 18 major championship titles, as well as two wins in the U.S. Amateur Championship. He also finished second in 19 majors and third in nine. Between 1962 and 1986 he accumulated 73 wins on the PGA Tour, as well as numerous wins outside the US.

During the middle part of his career, Nicklaus established what became a highly successful golf course design business, which has produced over 300 top-quality courses, touching all parts of the globe. Nicklaus retired from professional tournament golf at the Open Championship in 2005.

Top tournaments won by Jack Nicklaus

2011
America
7 skins
$310,000
Wendy's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

7 skins

Prize money

$310,000

Title sponsor

Wendy's

Played as the (last) Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Jan 29/30; unofficial Champions Tr money event; four 2-man teams; alternate shot format). Defending champions Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson won with a total of 7 skins worth $310,000. Second was Mark O'Meara & Bernhard Langer (Ger) 7 skins worth $300,000. Joint-Third was Fuzzy Zoeller & Ben Crenshaw and Fred Couples & Nick Price (Zim) 2 skins worth $80,000. (All players from USA unless mentioned otherwise). [Royal Ka'anapali GC, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii].

2010
America
10 skins
$350,000
Wendy's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

10 skins

Prize money

$350,000

Title sponsor

Wendy's

Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Jan 16/17; unofficial Champions Tr money event; four 2-man teams; alternate shot format). Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson won with a total of 10 skins worth $350,000. Second was Fuzzy Zoeller & Ben Crenshaw 5 skins worth $230,000. Third was Fred Couples & Nick Price (Zim) 3 skins worth $190,000. Gary Player (RSA) & Loren Roberts were shutout with no skins. (All players from USA unless indicated otherwise). [Royal Ka'anapali GC, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii].

2007
America
9 skins
$320,000
Wendy's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

9 skins

Prize money

$320,000

Title sponsor

Wendy's

Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Jan 13/14; unofficial Champions Tr money event; four 2-man teams; alternate shot format). Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson won with a total of 9 skins worth $320,000. Second was Gary Player (RSA) & Jay Haas 6 skins worth $290,000. Third was Arnold Palmer & Loren Roberts 1 skin worth $100,000. Fourth was Ray Floyd & Dana Quigley 2 skins worth $60,000. (All players from USA unless indicated otherwise). [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].

2005
America
11 skins
$340,000
Wendy's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

11 skins

Prize money

$340,000

Title sponsor

Wendy's

Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Feb 5/6; four-man Champions Tr unofficial money event). Nicklaus (USA) won with a total of 11 skins worth $340,000. Second was Craig Stadler (USA) 5 skins worth $180,000. Third was defending champion Tom Watson (USA) 2 skins worth $80,000. Arnold Palmer (USA) was shutout with no skins. [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Hyundai

Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (Dec 16-17; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Defending champions Jack Nicklaus (USA) & Tom Watson (USA) beat Bruce Fleisher (USA) & David Graham (Aus) 4 and 2 in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [North course, Pelican Hill GC, Newport Beach, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

1 up

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Diners Club

Played as the Diners Club Matches (Dec 11/12; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Jack Nicklaus (USA) & Tom Watson (USA) beat Bruce Fleisher (USA) & David Graham (Aus) by 1 hole in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [North course, Pelican Hill GC, Newport Beach, CA].

1999
America
TwinEagles
119 (-25)
$150,000
Office Depot

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

TwinEagles

Score

119 (-25)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Office Depot

Played as the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (Dec 4/5; post-season 36-hole scramble event). Jack & Gary Nicklaus (USA) beat Raymond & Robert Floyd (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Talon course, TwinEagles Club, Naples, FL].

1996
Majors
272 (-16)
$150,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Tradition (April 4-7). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the last of his ten Snr PGA Tour victories, and eighth senior major title. [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

1996
America
211 (-2)
$112,500
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

211 (-2)

Prize money

$112,500

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE Suncoast Classic (Feb 16-18). Second-placed J.C. Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA). [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].

1995
Majors
276 (-12)
$150,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Tradition (Mar 30-Apr 2). Nicklaus (USA) beat Isao Aoki (Jpn) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

Mercedes

Played as the Mercedes Championships (Jan 6-9; Snr PGA Tour season-opener). Second-placed Bob Murphy (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his seventh Snr PGA Tour win, and first that wasn't a senior Major. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

1993
Majors
278 (-6)
$135,330
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

$135,330

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. Nicklaus recorded his sixth Snr PGA Tour win ... all of them coming in senior major championships. [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, Denver, CO].

1991
Majors
277 (-11)
$120,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Tradition at Desert Mountain (April 4-7). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA), Phil Rodgers (USA) and Jim Dent (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Nicklaus (USA). [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

1991
Majors
271 (-17)
$85,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$85,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (April 18-21). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 6 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Nicklaus (USA), who recorded back-to-back senior major championship wins. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

1991
Majors
282 (+2)
$110,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

282 (+2)

Prize money

$110,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (July 25-28). Nicklaus (USA) beat Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Nicklaus 65, Rodriguez 69). This win gave Nicklaus three of the four senior major championship titles of 1991. [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

10 skins

Prize money

$310,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 26/27; five-man Snr PGA Tr unofficial money event). Nicklaus (USA) won with a total of 10 skins worth $310,000. Second was Lee Trevino (USA) 7 skins worth $125,000. Third was defending champion Arnold Palmer (USA) 1 skin worth $15,000. Gary Player (RSA) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) were shutout with no skins. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].

1990
Majors
206 (-10)
$120,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$120,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Tradition at Desert Mountain (Mar 29-Apr 1). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 4 shots behind first-time Snr PGA Tour winner Nicklaus (USA), who claimed the first of his eight senior major titles. [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].

1990
Majors
Dearborn CC
261 (-27)
$150,000
Mazda

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Dearborn CC

Score

261 (-27)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Mazda

Played as the Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship (June 7-10). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 6 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Dearborn CC, Dearborn, Detroit, Michigan].

1986
Majors
279 (-9)
$144,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$144,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (50th) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) and Greg Norman (Aus) finished 1 shot behind 46-year-old Nicklaus (USA). A back-nine 30 on the final day allowed Nicklaus, the oldest ever Masters winner, to claim his sixth Masters green jacket, 18th professional major championship, and last of his 73 PGA Tour wins. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

1984
America
Desert Highlands
9 skins
$240,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Desert Highlands

Score

9 skins

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Skins Game (Nov 24/25; four-man PGA Tour unofficial money event). With an 8-foot putt on the final green, Nicklaus (USA) won the 9 skins worth $240,000 that had built up on the back-nine. Second was Tom Watson (USA), who won all 9 skins on the front-nine, which were worth $120,000. Arnold Palmer (USA) and defending champion Gary Player (RSA) were both shut out with no skins. [Desert Highlands GC, Scottsdale, Arizona].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 24-27). Nicklaus (USA) beat Andy Bean (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

1983
America
Boca West CC
191 (-25)
$50,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Boca West CC

Score

191 (-25)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the inaugural Chrysler Team Championship (Dec 15-18; PGA Tr post-season two-man better-ball unofficial money event). Second-placed Al Geiberger & Peter Oosterhuis (Eng) finished 1 shot behind winning team of Johnny Miller & Jack Nicklaus. Reduced to 54 holes due to rain. [No.1 course, Boca West CC, Boca Raton, FL. Earlier rounds also used the No.2 course, and Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 13-16). Second-placed Andy North (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

1980
Majors
274 (-6)
$60,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (62nd) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Andy Bean (USA) finished 7 shots behind 40-year-old Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his 70th PGA Tour win, the last of his five US PGA titles, and 17th of 18 major championship victories. [East Course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

1980
Majors
272 (-8)
$55,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

$55,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (80th) (June 12-15). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). Nicklaus's 272 was a record low score in US Open history. This was the last of Nicklaus's four US Open wins. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].

1978
America
276 (-12)
$50,000
Jackie Gleason

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

Jackie Gleason

Played as Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic (Feb 23-26). Second-placed Grier Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Nicklaus (USA), who birdied the final five holes for a closing round of 65. [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].

1978
Majors
281 (-7)
£12,500
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£12,500

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (107th) (July 12-15). Second-placed Simon Owen (NZ), Tom Kite (USA), Raymond Floyd (USA) and Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

289 (+1)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament Players Championship (March 16-19). Second-placed Lou Graham (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA), who won this event for the third time in its five year history. [Sawgrass CC, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Played on the Oceanside course, a combination of the East & West nines].

1978
America
Whitemarsh Valley
270 (-14)
$50,000
IVB

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Whitemarsh Valley

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

IVB

Played as the IVB Philadelphia Golf Classic (July 20-23). Second-placed Gil Morgan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who claimed his third win in this event. [Whitemarsh Valley CC, Lafayette Hill, nr Philadelphia, PA].

1978
Aus/NZ
284 (-4)
A$44,000
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

A$44,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Nov 16-19). Second-placed Ben Crenshaw (USA) finished 6 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who posted the last of his six Australian Open wins. [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 19-22). Second-placed Hubert Green (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

MONY

Played as the MONY Tournament of Champions (April 14-17). Nicklaus (USA) beat Bruce Lietzke (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. This was the last of Nicklaus's five wins in this event. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

1977
America
275 (-13)
$50,000
Jackie Gleason

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

Jackie Gleason

Played as Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic (Feb 24-27). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 5 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].

1976
Awards
$266,439
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

$266,439

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Nicklaus (USA) won his eighth (and second straight) PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1976 season earnings of $266,439 on the Tour. Ben Crenshaw (USA) was second with $257,759; Hale Irwin (USA) was third with $252,718.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$100,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Series of Golf (Sept 2-5; for the first time an official PGA Tour 72-hole event). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 4 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament Players Championship (Feb 26-Mar 1). Second-placed Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his second win in three years in this event. In his first win, Snead also finished second. Monday finish required due to earlier bad weather. [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].

1976
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Nicklaus (USA) won his fifth (and second straight) PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1976
Aus/NZ
286 (-2)
A$32,000
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

A$32,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Oct 28-31). Second-placed Curtis Strange (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the fifth of his six Australian Open wins. [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].

1975
Majors
276 (-12)
$40,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (39th) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) and Johnny Miller (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the fifth of his six wins in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Doral-Eastern Open (March 13-16). Second-placed Forrest Fezler (USA) and Bert Yancey (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his second win in this event. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

1975
Majors
276 (-4)
$45,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (57th) (Aug 7-10). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his fourth of five US PGA titles, and 14th major championship win. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

A$8,820

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Oct 30-Nov 2). Second-placed Bill Brask (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who posted the fourth of his six Australian Open wins. [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].

1975
America
271 (-13)
$40,000
Sea Pines

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

Sea Pines

Played as the Sea Pines Heritage Classic (March 27-30). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].

1975
Awards
$298,149
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

$298,149

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Nicklaus (USA) won his seventh PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1975 season earnings of $298,149 on the Tour. Johnny Miller (USA) was second with $226,118; Tom Weiskopf (USA) was third with $219,140.

1975
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Nicklaus (USA) won his fourth PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Open Golf Championship (Sept 11-14). Nicklaus (USA) beat Billy Casper (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [No.2 course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].

1974
America
271 (-17)
$44,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$44,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hawaiian Open (Jan 31-Feb 3). Second-placed Eddie Pearce (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].

1974
America
Atlanta CC
272 (-16)
$50,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Atlanta CC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Tournament Players Championship (Aug 29-Sept 2). Second-placed Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, GA].

1973
Awards
$308,362
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

$308,362

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Nicklaus (USA) won his sixth (and third straight) PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1973 season earnings of $308,362 on the Tour. Bruce Crampton (Aus) was second with $274,266; Tom Weiskopf (USA) was third with $245,463.

1973
Majors
277 (-7)
$45,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (55th) (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the third of his five PGA Championship wins. [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].

1973
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Nicklaus (USA) won his third (and second straight) PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1973
America
275 (-13)
$30,000
Disney World

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Disney World

Played as the Walt Disney World Classic (Nov 28-Dec 1). Second-placed Mason Rudolph (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who claimed his third straight win in this event. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament of Champions (April 19-22). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the fourth of his five wins in this event. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater New Orleans Open (March 22-25). Jack Nicklaus (USA) beat Miller Barber (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].

1973
America
Atlanta CC
272 (-16)
$30,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Atlanta CC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Atlanta Classic (May 24-27). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].

1973
America
282 (-6)
$36,000
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 25-28). Defending champion Nicklaus (USA) beat Raymond Floyd (USA) and Orville Moody (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Spyglass Hill GC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Ohio Kings Island Open.

1972
Majors
286 (-2)
$25,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (36th) (April 6-9). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus), Bobby Mitchell (USA) and Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who claimed the fourth of his six Masters wins. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Doral-Eastern Open (March 2-5). Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) and Bob Rosburg (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his 40th PGA Tour win. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Westchester Classic (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].

1972
Majors
290 (+2)
$30,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

290 (+2)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (72nd) (Jun 15-18). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). This was the third of Nicklaus's four US Open wins. [Pebble Beach Golf Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA].

1972
America
North Carolina CC
2 & 1
$40,000
L&M Tobacco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

North Carolina CC

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

L&M Tobacco

Played as the U.S. Professional Match Play Championship (Aug 26/27). Jack Nicklaus (USA) beat Frank Beard (USA) 2 and 1 in the final. [CC of North Carolina, Pinehurst, NC]. Note: 16-player event comprising the leading eight players from first two rounds of the Leggitt & Myers Open, who switched into the match play event, joining eight invited exempt players. Played in parallel with the last two rounds of the Liggett & Myers Open on the same course.

1972
America
284 (-4)
$28,000
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$28,000

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 13-16). Nicklaus (USA) beat Johnny Miller (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Spyglass Hill GC].

1972
Awards
$316,911
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

$316,911

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Nicklaus (USA) won his fifth (and second straight) PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1972 season earnings of $316,911 on the Tour. Lee Trevino (USA) was second with $207,254; George Archer (USA) was third with $140,254. For the second straight year Trevino (USA) was the second highest money winner behind Nicklaus (USA).

1972
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Nicklaus (USA) won his second PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

1972
America
267 (-21)
$30,000
Disney World

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Disney World

Played as the Walt Disney World Open (Nov 30-Dec 3). Second-placed Jim Dent (USA), Bobby Mitchell (USA) and Larry Wood (USA) finished 9 shots behind defending champion Jack Nicklaus (USA). [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$33,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament of Champions (April 22-25). Second-placed Bruce Devlin (Aus), Gary Player (RSA) and Dave Stockton (USA) finished 8 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the third of his five wins in this event. [North course, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif. Now known as Champions course].

1971
America
Preston Trail
274 (-6)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Preston Trail

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic (May 6-9). Second-placed Frank Beard (USA) and Jerry McGee (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Nicklaus (USA). [Preston Trail GC, Dallas, TX].

1971
America
BallenIsles CC
271 (-17)
$1,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

BallenIsles CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 7 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: Jack Nicklaus & Lee Trevino (USA). [East Course, BallenIsles CC, Palm Beach Gdns, FL; at the time known as the PGA National GC].

1971
Majors
BallenIsles CC
281 (-7)
$40,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

BallenIsles CC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$40,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (53rd) (Feb 25-28). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Nicklaus (USA), who claimed the second of his five US PGA titles. [East Course, BallenIsles CC, Palm Beach Gdns, FL. at the time known as the Champions course, PGA National GC].

1971
America
273 (-15)
$30,000
Disney World

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Disney World

Played as the inaugural Walt Disney World Open (Dec 2-6). Second-placed Deane Beman (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA). Monday finish required after Friday's play lost to rain. [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the National Team Championship

1971
Aus/NZ
269 (-19)
A$4,176
Qantas

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

A$4,176

Title sponsor

Qantas

Played as the Qantas Australian Open (Oct 28-31). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 8 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who posted the third of six Australian Open wins. [Royal Hobart GC, Seven Mile Beach, Tasmania].

1971
Awards
$244,490
see Score
PGA Tour

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

$244,490

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA Tour

Nicklaus (USA) won his fourth PGA Tour leading money winner, with 1971 season earnings of $244,490 on the Tour. Lee Trevino (USA) was second with $231,202; Arnold Palmer (USA) was third with $209,603.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the National Four-Ball Championship.

1970
Europe
2 & 1
£5,750
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

£5,750

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 8-10; field of eight players). Nicklaus (USA) beat Lee Trevino (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1970
Majors
283 (-5)
£5,250
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

£5,250

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (99th) (July 8-11). Nicklaus (USA) beat Doug Sanders (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Nicklaus 72 (E), Sanders 73 (+1). This was the first time an 18-hole versus 36-hole playoff had decided the Open. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

1970
America
Preston Trail
274 (-6)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Preston Trail

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Byron Nelson Golf Classic (April 30-May 3). Nicklaus (USA) beat Arnold Palmer (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Preston Trail GC, Dallas, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

136 (-4)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Series of Golf (Sept 12/13; unofficial four-man 36-hole exhibition event for the season's four major championship winners). First (on 136): Jack Nicklaus (USA; British Open). Second (139): Billy Casper (USA; Masters) and Dave Stockton (USA; US PGA). Fourth (141): Tony Jacklin (Eng; US Open). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1969
America
284 (-4)
$30,000
Andy Williams

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Andy Williams

Played as the Andy Williams San Diego Open Invitational (Jan 30-Feb 2). Second-placed Gene Littler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].

1969
America
272 (-12)
$20,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 16-19). Second-placed Frank Beard (USA) finished 4 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who won this title for the third time in four years, and for the fourth time overall. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Sahara-Nevada CC; originally the Stardust CC].

1969
America
273 (-15)
$28,000
Kaiser Intl.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$28,000

Title sponsor

Kaiser Intl.

Played as the Kaiser International Open Invitational (Oct 31-Nov 3). Jack Nicklaus (USA) beat George Archer (USA) and Billy Casper (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his 30th PGA Tour win. Don January (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. Monday finish required as darkness set in on Sunday. [North course, Silverado Resort, Napa, CA]. Note: Also in 1969, Miller Barber won a January edition of this event, which was cut from 72 to 36 holes due to rain. The rain-shortened event prompted the arranging of this second 1969 edition in November.

1968
America
280 (E)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

280 (E)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the American Golf Classic (Aug 8-11). Jack Nicklaus (USA) beat PGA Tour rookie Lee Elder (USA) at the fifth playoff hole (par-4 17th), to win for the second consecutive week. Frank Beard (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1968
Aus/NZ
270 (-18)
A$2,800
x

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

A$2,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Oct 24-27). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the second of his six Australian Open wins. An 8-foot birdie putt at the last hole clinched it for the Golden Bear. [Lake Karrinyup CC, Perth, WA, Aus].

1968
America
273 (-11)
$26,000
WGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$26,000

Title sponsor

WGA

Played as the Western Open (Aug 1-4). Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Jack Nicklaus (USA). [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].

1967
America
Paradise Valley CC
270 (-14)
$20,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 26-28). Second-placed Steve Spray (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Jack Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his 25th PGA Tour win. [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1967
Awards
x
n/a
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Nicklaus (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Westchester Classic (Aug 27-30). Second-placed Dan Sikes (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].

1967
Majors
275 (-5)
$30,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (67th) (Jun 15-18). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 4 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). This was the second of Nicklaus's four US Open wins. [Lower course, Baltusrol GC, Springfield, NJ].

1967
America
284 (-4)
$16,000
Bing Crosby

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$16,000

Title sponsor

Bing Crosby

Played as the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (Jan 19-22). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) finished 5 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Cypress Point Club and Spyglass Hill GC].

1967
America
Beverly CC
274 (-10)
$20,000
WGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Beverly CC

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

WGA

Played as the Western Open (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Doug Sanders (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

144 (+4)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Series of Golf (Sept 9/10; unofficial four-man 36-hole exhibition event for the season's four major championship winners). First (on 144): Jack Nicklaus (USA; US PGA). Second (145): Gay Brewer Jr (USA; Masters). Third (146): Roberto de Vicenzo (Arg; British Open). Fourth (151): Don January (USA; US PGA). Won by Jack Nicklaus (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1967
Awards
$188,988
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

$188,988

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Nicklaus (USA) won his third PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1967 season earnings of $188,988 on the Tour. Arnold Palmer (USA) was second on the money list. Arnold Palmer (USA) was second with $184,065; Billy Casper (USA) was third with $129,423.

1966
America
Paradise Valley CC
282 (-2)
$20,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 12-15). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) and Miller Barber (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his 20th PGA Tour win. [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1966
Majors
282 (-2)
£2,100
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

£2,100

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (95th) (July 6-9). Second-placed Dave Thomas (Wales) and Doug Sanders (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

1966
Majors
288 (E)
$20,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (30th) (April 7-11). Defending champion Nicklaus (USA) beat Gay Brewer (USA) and Tommy Jacobs (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Nicklaus 70 (-2), Jacobs 72 (E), Brewer 78 (+6). This was the third of Nicklaus's six wins in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

1965
Awards
$140,752
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

$140,752

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Nicklaus (USA) won his second straight PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1965 season earnings of $140,752 on the Tour. Tony Lema (USA) was second with $101,816; Billy Casper (USA) was third with $99,931.

1965
Majors
271 (-17)
$20,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (29th) (April 8-11). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) and Gary Player (RSA) finished 9 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the second of his six Masters wins. Nicklaus's 271 overtook the previous record low Masters score of 274 established by Hogan 12 years earlier. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

1965
America
273 (-15)
$6,600
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$6,600

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portland Open Invitational (Sept 16-19). Second-placed Dave Marr (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Jack Nicklaus (USA), who won this event for the third time in four years. [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].

1965
America
Whitemarsh Valley
277 (-11)
$24,300
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Whitemarsh Valley

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$24,300

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Philadelphia Golf Classic (Aug 5-8; formerly called the Whitemarsh Open). Second-placed Doug Sanders (USA) and Joe Campbell (USA) finished 2 shot behind defending champion Jack Nicklaus (USA), whose 45-foot putt for a birdie-three on the 71st hole set-up the win. [Whitemarsh Valley CC, Lafayette Hill, nr Philadelphia, PA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Thunderbird Classic. Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Westchester CC, Rye, NY].

1965
America
Colonial CC, Tenn
271 (-9)
$9,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Colonial CC, Tenn

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Memphis Open Invitational (May 20-23). Nicklaus (USA) beat Johnny Pott (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Colonial CC, White Station, Memphis, TN. Club relocated to Cordova, nr Memphis in 1972].

1964
America
Whitemarsh Valley
276 (-12)
$24,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Whitemarsh Valley

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$24,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Whitemarsh Open (July 2-5; PGA Tour invitational event). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Jack Nicklaus (USA). [Whitemarsh Valley CC, Lafayette Hill, nr Philadelphia, PA].

1964
America
Phoenix CC, AZ
271 (-13)
$7,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Phoenix CC, AZ

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Phoenix Open Invitational (Feb 6-9). Second-placed Bobby Brue (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].

1964
Awards
$113,284
see Score
PGA of America

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

$113,284

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Nicklaus (USA) was the PGA Tour 1964 leading money winner, with earnings of $113,284 on the Tour. Arnold Palmer (USA) was second with $113,203; Billy Casper (USA) was third with $90,130.

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

287 (-1)

Prize money

A$1,060

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Oct 29-Nov 1). Nicklaus (USA) beat Bruce Devlin (Aus) in an 18-hole playoff (Nicklaus 67, Devlin 70), to record the first of his six Australian Open wins. [The Lakes GC, Sydney, Aus].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

x

Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who won the International Trophy for the second straight year for best individual score in the Canada Cup. Team winners of the Cup: Arnold Palmer & Jack Nicklaus (USA). [Royal Ka'anapali course, Ka'anapali Resort, Maui, Hawaii; at the time known as the North course].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$12,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament of Champions (Apr 30-May 3). Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) and Doug Sanders (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the second of his five wins in this event. [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].

1964
America
275 (-13)
$5,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$5,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portland Open Invitational (Sept 17-20). Second-placed Ken Venturi (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].

1963
Majors
Dallas AC
279 (-5)
$13,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Dallas AC

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

$13,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (45th) (July 18-21). Second-placed Dave Ragan (USA) finished 2 shots behind 23-year-old Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his first of five US PGA titles, and third major championship win. [Blue course, Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas, TX].

1963
Majors
286 (-2)
$20,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (27th) (April 4-10). Second-placed Tony Lema (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA), who claimed his second major championship win, and first of six wins in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

1963
America
345 (-13)
$9,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

345 (-13)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Palm Springs Golf Classic (Jan 30-Feb 4). Nicklaus (USA) beat Gary Player (RSA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Nicklaus 65, Player 73). [Indian Wells CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Tamarisk CC; Eldorado CC].

1963
Europe
Saint-Nom-La-Breteche
237 (-15)
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Saint-Nom-La-Breteche

Score

237 (-15)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Second-placed Sebastian Miguel (Esp) and Gary Player (RSA) finished 5 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the Canada Cup. Team winners of the Cup: Arnold Palmer & Jack Nicklaus (USA). Played over 63 holes due to fog. [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$13,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tournament of Champions (May 2-5). Second-placed Tony Lema (USA) and Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 5 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the first of his five wins in this event. [Wynn Las Vegas, Nevada; at the time known as Desert Inn CC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

140 (E)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the World Series of Golf (Sept 7/8; unofficial four-man 36-hole exhibition event for the season's four major championship winners). Winner (on 140): defending champion Jack Nicklaus (USA; Masters and US PGA). Second (141): Julius Boros (USA; US Open). Third (143): Arnold Palmer (USA; playoff loser in US Open, who gained entry after beating the two other major championship playoff losers, Jacky Cupit and Phil Rodgers). Fourth (147): Bob Charles (NZ; British Open). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

1963
America
Paradise Valley CC
276 (-8)
$13,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$13,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 17-20). Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA) and Al Geiberger (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jack Nicklaus (USA). [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

135 (-5)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural World Series of Golf (Sept 8/9; unofficial 36-hole exhibition event for the three players who won the season's four major championships). First (on 135): 22-year-old Jack Nicklaus (USA; US Open). Second (139): Gary Player (RSA; US PGA) and Arnold Palmer (USA; Masters and British Open). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portland Open Invitational (Sept 20-23). Second-placed George Bayer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jack Nicklaus (USA). [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, OR].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Seattle World's Fair Open Invitational.

1962
Majors
283 (-1)
$17,500
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

$17,500

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Open (62nd) (Jun 14-17). First-time major championship winner Nicklaus (USA) beat Arnold Palmer (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Nicklaus 71 (E), Palmer 74 (+3). This was the first of Nicklaus's four US Open wins. [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].

1961
Amateur
8 & 6
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

8 & 6

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Amateur Championship (61st) (Sept 11-16). Jack Nicklaus (USA) beat Dudley Wysong Jr (USA) 8 and 6 in the 36-hole final. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, Calif.].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

1 up

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Amateur Championship (59th) (Sept 14-19). 19-year-old Jack Nicklaus (USA) beat defending champion Charles Coe (USA) 1 up in the 36-hole final. [East course, The Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, Colo.].

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