Who's who in golf - Jack Nicklaus


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Name: - Jack William Nicklaus
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
Web Address: - http://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), of which US PGA Tr (73), Champions Tr (10, of which 8 are Majors). US 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) 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 (Colo); Challenge at Manele (Hawaii); Concession (FL, with Tony Jacklin); Cordillera Ranch (TX); Desert Highlands (AZ); Desert Mountain; Chiricahua course (AZ); Dove Mountain (AZ); Glen Abbey (Ont, Can); Kauai Lagoons (Hawaii); Muirfield Village (OH); Nicklaus North (BC, Can); North Palm Beach (FL); Old Works (MT); Pronghorn, Nicklaus course (OR); Reynolds Plantation, Great Waters course (GA); Sebonack (NY); Shoal Creek (AL); Sycamore Hills (Ind); Valhalla (Ken).

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, PGA Centenary course (Scot); 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); 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, St John course (Melbourne); Kinloch (NZ); Leo Palace (Guam).

SOUTH AFRICA: St Francis Links (Eastern Cape); Pearl Valley (nr Paarl); Simola (Knysna).


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 US 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

2011Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Royal Kaanapali7 skins$310,000
Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Jan 28-30; four 2-man teams play alternate shot format). Defending champions Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson won with a total of 7 skins worth $310,000. Second: Mark O'Meara & Bernhard Langer (Ger) 7 skins worth $300,000. Joint-third: 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].
2010Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Royal Kaanapali10 skins$350,000
Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Jan 16/17; four two-man teams play alternate shot format). Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson won with a total of 10 skins worth $350,000. Second: Fuzzy Zoeller & Ben Crenshaw 5 skins worth $230,000. Third: 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].
2007Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Wailea GC9 skins$320,000
Played as Wendy's Champions Skins Game (Jan 13/14; four 2-man teams play alternate shot format). Jack Nicklaus & Tom Watson won with a total of 9 skins worth $320,000. Second: Gary Player (RSA) & Jay Haas 6 skins worth $290,000. Third: Arnold Palmer & Loren Roberts 1 skin worth $100,000. Fourth: Ray Floyd & Dana Quigley 2 skins worth $60,000. (All players from USA unless indicated otherwise). [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].
2005Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Wailea GC11 skins$340,000
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: Craig Stadler (USA) 5 skins worth $180,000. Third: defending champion Tom Watson (USA) 2 skins worth $80,000. Arnold Palmer (USA) was shutout with no skins. [Gold course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].
2000Team EventsHyundai Matches (Snrs)Pelican Hill4 & 2$100,000
Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (unofficial 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].
1999Snr AmericaFather/Son ChallengeTwinEagles119 (-25)$150,000
Played as the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge (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].
1999Team EventsHyundai Matches (Snrs)Pelican Hill1 hole$100,000
Played as the Diners Club Matches (unofficial 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].
1996Snr AmericaTampa Bay Pro-AmTPC Tampa Bay211 (-2)$112,500
Played as the GTE Suncoast Classic. Second-placed J.C. Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA). [TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz, nr Tampa, FL].
1996Snr MajorsThe TraditionDesert Mountain272 (-16)$150,000
Played as The Tradition. Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who recorded the last of his ten US Snr Tr victories, and eighth senior major title. [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].
1995Snr MajorsThe TraditionDesert Mountain276 (-12)$150,000
Played as The Tradition. Nicklaus (USA) beat Isao Aoki (Jpn) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].
1994Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipLa Costa Resort279 (-9)$100,000
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].
1993Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenCherry Hills CC278 (-6)$135,330
The US Senior Open. Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA). [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, Denver, CO].
1991Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Mauna Lani10 skins$310,000
Played as the Senior Skins Game (five-man US Snr Tr unofficial money event). Nicklaus (USA) won with a total of 10 skins worth $310,000. Second: Lee Trevino (USA) 7 skins worth $125,000. Third: 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].
1991Snr MajorsThe TraditionDesert Mountain277 (-11)$120,000
Played as The Tradition at Desert Mountain. 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].
1991Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenOakland Hills282 (+2)$110,000
The US Senior Open. Nicklaus (USA) beat Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Nicklaus 65, Rodriguez 69). [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1991Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipPGA National271 (-17)$85,000
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 6 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Nicklaus (USA). [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
1990Snr MajorsSenior Players Ch'shipDearborn CC261 (-27)$150,000
Played as the Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship. Second-placed Lee Trevino (USA) finished 6 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Dearborn CC, Dearborn, Detroit, Michigan].
1990Snr MajorsThe TraditionDesert Mountain206 (-10)$120,000
Played as The Tradition at Desert Mountain. Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 4 shots behind first-time US Snr Tour winner Nicklaus (USA), who claimed the first of his eight senior major titles. [Cochise course, Desert Mountain GC, Scottsdale, AZ].
1986Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National279 (-9)$144,000
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 Masters winner, to claim his sixth Masters green jacket and 18th professional major championship. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1984Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village280 (-8)$90,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament. Nicklaus (USA) beat Andy Bean (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
1984Men AmericaSkins Game (PGA Tr)Desert Highlands9 skins$240,000
Played as the Skins Game (four-man PGA Tour unofficial money event). Nicklaus (USA) won with a total of 9 skins worth $240,000. Second: Tom Watson (USA) 9 skins worth $120,000. Arnold Palmer (USA) and defending champion Gary Player (RSA) were both shut out with no skins. [Desert Highlands GC, Scottsdale, Arizona].
1982Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex273 (-7)$63,000
Played as the Colonial National Invitation. Second-placed Andy North (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1980Men MajorsUS OpenBaltusrol GC272 (-8)$55,000
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].
1980Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipOak Hill CC, NY274 (-6)$60,000
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 last of five US PGA titles, and 17th of 18 major championship wins. [East Course, Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1978Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenAustralian, The284 (-4)A$44,000
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].
1978Men AmericaHonda ClassicInverrary CC276 (-12)$50,000
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].
1978Men AmericaPhiladelphia Classicxx
Played as the IVB Philadelphia Golf Classic.
1978Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)Sawgrass CC289 (+1)$60,000
Played as the Tournament Players Championship. Second-placed Lou Graham (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA). [Sawgrass CC, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Played on the Oceanside course, a combination of the East & West nines].
1978Men MajorsThe OpenSt Andrews281 (-7)£12,500
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].
1977Men AmericaHonda ClassicInverrary CC275 (-13)$50,000
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].
1977Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village281 (-7)$45,000
Played as The Memorial Tournament. Second-placed Hubert Green (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
1977Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)La Costa Resort281 (-7)$45,000
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].
1976Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenAustralian, The286 (-2)A$32,000
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].
1976Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$266,439see Score
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.
1976Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)Inverrary CC269 (-19)$60,000
Played as the Tournament Players Championship. For the second time in three years, Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA) finished in second place behind Nicklaus (USA), this time by 3 shots. Monday finish required due to earlier bad weather. [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].
1976Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
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).
1976Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC275 (-5)$100,000
Played as the World Series of Golf (for the first time as an official PGA Tour event). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 4 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1975Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenAustralian, The279 (-9)A$8,820
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].
1975Men AmericaDoral OpenDoral Golf Resort275x
Played as the Doral-Eastern Open Invitational
1975Men AmericaHall of Fame ClassicPinehurst No.2280 (-4)$40,000
Played as the World Open Golf Championship. Nicklaus (USA) beat Billy Casper (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
1975Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town271 (-13)$40,000
Played as the Sea Pines Heritage Classic. Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
1975Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$298,149see Score
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.
1975Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
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).
1975Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National276 (-12)$40,000
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].
1975Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipFirestone CC276 (-4)$45,000
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].
1974Men AmericaPlayers Ch'ship (PGA Tr)Atlanta CC272 (-16)$50,000
Played as the inaugural Tournament Players Championship. Second-placed Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, GA].
1974Men AmericaSony Open in HawaiiWaialae CC271 (-17)$44,000
Played as the Hawaiian Open. Second-placed Eddie Pearce (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii].
1973Men AmericaAtlanta ClassicAtlanta CC272 (-16)$30,000
Played as the Atlanta Classic (May 24-27). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].
1973Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$308,362see Score
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.
1973Men AmericaNew Orleans ClassicLakewood GC, La.280 (-8)$25,000
Played as the Greater New Orleans Open. Nicklaus (USA) beat Miller Barber (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Lakewood GC, New Orleans, LA].
1973Men AmericaOhio Kings Island Openxx
Played as the Ohio Kings Island Open.
1973Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach282 (-6)$36,000
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].
1973Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
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).
1973Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)La Costa Resort276 (-12)$40,000
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].
1973Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipCanterbury GC277 (-7)$45,000
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].
1973Men AmericaWalt Disney ClassicDisney's Magnolia275 (-13)$30,000
Played as the Walt Disney World Golf Classic. Second-placed Mason Rudolph (USA) finished 1 shot behind 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].
1972Men AmericaDoral OpenDoral Golf Resort276x
Played as the Doral-Eastern Open Invitational
1972Men AmericaLiggett & Myers Openxx
Played as the Liggett & Myers Open Match Play
1972Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$316,911see Score
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).
1972Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC270 (-18)$50,000
Played as the Westchester Classic. Second-placed Jim Colbert (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1972Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach284 (-4)$28,000
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].
1972Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
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).
1972Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National286 (-2)$25,000
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].
1972Men MajorsUS OpenPebble Beach290 (+2)$30,000
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].
1972Men AmericaWalt Disney ClassicDisney's Magnolia267 (-21)$30,000
Played as the Walt Disney World Open Invitational. Second-placed Jim Dent (USA), Bobby Mitchell (USA) and Larry Wood (USA) finished 9 shots behind defending champion Nicklaus (USA). [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
1971Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenRoyal Hobart269 (-19)A$4,176
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].
1971Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipPreston Trail274 (-6)$25,000
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].
1971Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$244,490see Score
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.
1971Men AmericaNatl. Team Ch'shipxx
Played as the National Team Championship
1971Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)La Costa Resort279 (-9)$33,000
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].
1971Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipBallenIsles CC281 (-7)$40,000
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].
1971Men AmericaWalt Disney ClassicDisney's Magnolia273 (-15)$30,000
Played as the inaugural Walt Disney World Open Invitational. Second-placed Deane Beman (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Magnolia course, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL. Earlier rounds also played on the Palm course].
1971Men AmericaWorld Cup of Golf (Indiv)BallenIsles CC271 (-17)$1,000
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].
1970Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipPreston Trail274 (-6)$20,000
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].
1970Men AmericaNatl. Four-Ball Ch'shipxx
Played as the National Four-Ball Championship.
1970Men MajorsThe OpenSt Andrews283 (-5)£5,250
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].
1970Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club2 & 1£5,750
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship. Nicklaus (USA) beat Lee Trevino (USA) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1970Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC136x
Played as the World Series of Golf; a 36-hole exhibition event. Won by Jack Nicklaus (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1969Men AmericaFarmers Insurance OpenTorrey Pines284 (-4)$30,000
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].
1969Men AmericaMichelob Ch'shipSilverado273x
Played as the Kaiser International Open Invitational in November 1969. In January 1969 Miller Barber won a rain-shortened Kaiser Intl (and only half the prize-money). The event was rescheduled for a second running in November. Nicklaus won this second Kaiser Intl of 1969 after a playoff.
1969Men AmericaSahara Invtl.xx
Played as the Sahara Invitational.
1968Men AmericaAmerican ClassicFirestone CC280 (E)$25,000
Played as the American Golf Classic. Nicklaus (USA) beat Lee Elder (USA) at the fifth playoff hole. Frank Beard (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1968Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenLake Karrinyup270 (-18)A$2,800
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].
1968Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Olympia Fields273 (-11)$26,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Nicklaus (USA). [Olympia Fields CC, nr Chicago, IL].
1967Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Beverly CC274 (-10)$20,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Doug Sanders (USA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].
1967Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$188,988see Score
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.
1967Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC272 (-16)$50,000
Played as the inaugural Westchester Classic. Second-placed Dan Sikes (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1967Men AmericaPebble Beach Pro-AmPebble Beach284 (-4)$16,000
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].
1967Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
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).
1967Men AmericaSahara Invtl.xx
Played as the Sahara Invitational.
1967Men MajorsUS OpenBaltusrol GC275 (-5)$30,000
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].
1967Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC144x
Played as the World Series of Golf; a 36-hole exhibition event. Won by Jack Nicklaus (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1966Men AmericaSahara Invtl.xx
Played as the Sahara Invitational.
1966Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National288 (E)$20,000
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].
1966Men MajorsThe OpenMuirfield282 (-2)£2,100
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].
1965Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$140,752see Score
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.
1965Men AmericaPhiladelphia Classicxx
Played as the Philadelphia Golf Classic.
1965Men AmericaPortland OpenPortland GC273 (-15)x
Played as the Portland Open Invitational. Second-placed Dave Marr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA), who successfully defended his title to win his third Portland Open. [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].
1965Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicColonial CC, Tenn271 (-9)$9,000
Played as the Memphis Open Invitational. 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].
1965Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National271 (-17)$20,000
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].
1965Men AmericaThunderbird ClassicWestchester CC270 (-18)x
Played as the Thunderbird Classic. Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1964Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenLakes GC, Aus287 (-1)A$1,060
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].
1964Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$113,284see Score
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.
1964Men AmericaPhoenix OpenPhoenix CC, AZ271 (-13)$7,500
Played as the Phoenix Open Invitational (Feb 6-9). Second-placed Bobby Brue (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
1964Men AmericaPortland OpenPortland GC275 (-13)x
Played as the Portland Open Invitational. Second-placed Ken Venturi (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nicklaus (USA). [Portland GC, Portland, Oregon].
1964Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Desert Inn CC279 (-9)$12,000
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. [Desert Inn CC, Las Vegas, NV; now known as Wynn Las Vegas].
1964Men AmericaWhitemarsh Openxx
Played as the Whitemarsh Open Invitational.
1964Men AmericaWorld Cup of Golf (Indiv)Royal Kaanapali276 (-12)$1,000
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, Maui, Hawaii; at the time known as Kaanapali North course].
1963Men AmericaCareerBuilder ChallengeIndian Wells CC345 (-13)$9,000
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].
1963Men AmericaSahara Invtl.xx
Played as the Sahara Invitational.
1963Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National286 (-2)$20,000
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].
1963Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Desert Inn CC273 (-15)$13,000
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. [Desert Inn CC, Las Vegas, NV; now known as Wynn Las Vegas].
1963Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipDallas AC279 (-5)$13,000
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].
1963Men EuropeWorld Cup of Golf (Indiv)Saint-Nom-La-Breteche237 (-15)
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].
1963Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC140x
Played as the World Series of Golf; a 36-hole exhibition event. Won by Jack Nicklaus (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1962Men AmericaPortland OpenColumbia Edgewater269 (-19)x
Played as the Portland Open Invitational. Second-placed George Bayer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nicklaus (USA). [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, OR].
1962Men AmericaSeattle Openxx
Played as the Seattle World's Fair Open Invitational.
1962Men MajorsUS OpenOakmont CC, PA283 (-1)$17,500
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].
1962Men AmericaWorld Series of GolfFirestone CC135x
Played as the inaugural World Series of Golf; an unofficial four-man 36-hole exhibition event. Won by Jack Nicklaus (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1961Men AmateurUS AmateurPebble Beach8 & 6n/a
The US Amateur Championship (61st). Nicklaus (USA) beat Dudley Wysong (USA) 8 and 6 in the final. [Pebble Beach Links, Monterey Peninsula, Calif.].
1959Men AmateurUS AmateurBroadmoor, The1 holen/a
The US Amateur Championship (59th). Nicklaus (USA) beat Charles Coe (USA) by 1 hole in the final. [The Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, Colo.].

 

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