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Jack Nicklaus

18 things about Jack Nicklaus you need to know

We've compiled these incredible facts and figures about Jack Nicklaus's golf career
 

You either think Jack Nicklaus is the greatest golfer of all time, or you think Tiger Woods is. Either way, they are the best.

There is plenty we know about Nicklaus’s illustrious career – and some things that perhaps we don’t. So we did some digging to and pulled out 18 facts about Nicklaus that you may not know – that’s one for each major he won.

Let’s start with his nickname…

1. He wasn’t always known as ‘Golden Bear’. Early in his career, Nicklaus was dubbed ‘Fat Jack’ by the media due to his stout build. They obviously weren’t keen on this young upstart from Ohio.

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Joe Hughes

Tour editor covering men's golf, women's golf and anything else that involves the word golf, really. The talk is far better than the game, but the work has begun to change that.

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