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5 Golden Nicklaus Nuggets
Wow your golf buddies who think they know everything there is to know about Jack with these little trivia nuggets
1) Jack earned $33.33 for finishing in his professional debut at the Los Angeles Open in 1962 after finishing tied for for 50th.
2) Jack is so money that The Royal Bank of Scotland released two million five-pound notes with a picture of Jack smiling wearing a familiar argyle sweater and clutching the claret jug. Nicklaus was only the third living person after the Queen and Queen Mother to be turned into Scottish currency.
3) In 1963, Jazz pianist Billy Maxted wrote a song honouring his friend Jack called "The Golden Bear." Appropriately the song is on an album titled The Big Swingers.
4) If Jack knew he could only play one more round of golf in his life, he'd play it at Pebble Beach.
5) At the 1980 U.S. Open, a 40-year-old Jack Nicklaus became the only golfer to win a major championship in three decades. Six years later at Augusta he added "oldest golfer to win a Masters" to his long list of records.
This Sidebar First Ran in the June 2008 issue of the Bay Street Bull
Copyright © Mike Dojc, 2008