Jack Nicklaus

Golfer Jack Nicklaus Full Name: Jack Nicklaus
Nationality:

United States of America
American

Profession: Golfer
Why Famous: Widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time. Nicklaus won 18 major championships and 73 PGA Tour events.

Born: January 21, 1940 (78 years old)
Birthplace: Upper Arlington, Ohio, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 1960-07-23 Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash

Historical Events in the Life of Jack Nicklaus

  • 1959-09-17 59th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
  • 1961-09-15 61st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus aged 21
  • 1962-01-08 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th
  • 1962-06-17 62nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at Oakmont CC PA
  • 1963-04-07 27th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
  • 1963-07-21 PGA Championship, Dallas Athletic Club: Jack Nicklaus wins first of 5 PGA C'ships by 2 shots from fellow American Dave Ragan
  • 1964-06-09 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament
  • 1964-07-19 PGA Championship, Columbus CC: Bobby Nichols wins his only major title by 3 strokes from 'Big-2' Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer; leads wire-to-wire
  • 1965-04-11 29th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 271
  • 1965-08-15 PGA Championship, Laurel Valley GC: Dave Marr wins his only major title, beating Billy Casper and Jack Nicklaus by 2 strokes
  • 1966-04-11 30th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 288
  • 1966-07-09 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Jack Nicklaus beats Doug Sanders & Dave Thomas by 1 stroke to become only 4th in history to win all 4 majors
  • 1967-06-18 67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • 1968-06-16 US Open Golf, Oak Hill CC: Lee Trevino wins his first major title by 4 shots from Jack Nicklaus
  • 1970-07-12 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews
  • 1971-02-28 PGA Championship, PGA National East: Jack Nicklaus leads wire-to-wire for his 2nd career grand slam; wins by 2 from Billy Casper
  • 1971-06-21 US Open Golf, Merion GC: Lee Trevino wins his 2nd Open in a playoff with Jack Nicklaus
  • 1972-03-06 Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all-time money winner
  • 1972-04-09 36th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
  • 1972-06-18 72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach, California
  • 1972-07-15 British Open Golf, Muirfield: Lee Trevino successfully defends Open title, by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus
  • 1973-08-12 PGA Championship, Canterbury GC: Jack Nicklaus wins 3rd of 5 PGA C'ships by 4 from Bruce Crampton of Australia
  • 1973-12-01 Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year
  • 1974-08-11 PGA Championship, Tanglewood Park: Lee Trevino wins by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus
  • 1975-04-13 39th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 276
  • 1975-08-10 PGA Championship, Firestone CC: Jack Nicklaus wins 4th PGA C'ship by 2 shots from Australian Bruce Crampton
  • 1978-07-15 British Open Golf, St. Andrews: Jack Nicklaus completes 3rd career grand slam; wins by 2 from Ben Crenshaw & Ray Floyd
  • 1979-07-21 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins by 3 from Jack Nicklaus & Ben Crenshaw; Nicklaus runner-up for record 7th time
  • 1980-06-15 80th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 272 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • 1980-08-10 PGA Championship, Oak Hill CC: Jack Nicklaus wins 5th and final PGA C'ship by a convincing 7 strokes from Andy Bean
  • 1983-08-07 PGA Championship, Riviera CC: Hal Sutton wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus
  • 1986-04-13 50th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 279
  • 1990-03-30 Jack Nicklaus makes his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament
  • 1990-04-01 2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins his first start on the Senior PGA tour
  • 1990-06-10 8th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
  • 1990-07-01 US Open Senior Golf, Ridgewood CC: Lee Trevino wins by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his first Seniors tour major title
  • 1991-04-07 3rd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
  • 1991-04-21 52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
  • 1991-07-28 12th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
  • 1992-04-05 4th Seniors Golf Tradition: Lee Trevino wins by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus
  • 1993-07-11 14th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
  • 1995-04-02 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
  • 1995-07-02 US Open Senior Golf, Congressional GC: Tom Weiskopf wins by 4 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his only Senior Tour major victory
  • 1996-04-07 8th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
  • 2012-06-03 Tiger Woods' 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus's record

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