Golfing Greats - Jack Nicklaus

Golfing Greats - Jack Nicklaus

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America, Columbus, Dublin, Muirfield Village, Ohio, U.S.




Transmission 31/05/1986


25min 53sec




1 inch



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The Golfing Greats series features in-depth interviews with some of the best known golf players in the world.

This episode covers Jack Nicklaus's career. Jack William Nicklaus, nicknamed "The Golden Bear", is a retired American golfer, widely considered to be one of the greatest of all time. Over a quarter of a century, he won a record 18 major championships. He competed in 164 major tournaments, more than any other player, and finished with 73 PGA Tour victories. 

He earned his first professional victory at the 1962 U.S. Open. In 1966, Nicklaus became the first player to win the Masters Tournament two years running, he also won the Open Championship, becoming, at age 26, the youngest player to win all four golf majors. Between 1971 and 1980 he won nine more major championships, and became the first player to complete double and triple career grand slams. He won the 1986 Masters, his 18th and final championship at age 46, the tournament's oldest winner.  

Today, Nicklaus heads one of the world's largest golf course design companies. Among his courses is Harbour Town Golf Links. He is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Nicklaus runs an event on the PGA Tour, the Memorial Tournament. 

Features interviews with Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Sam Snead, Bryon Nelson, John Jacobs, Tom Weiskopf, Dan Jenkins and Peter Thomson.


Produced and Directed by David Turner

Photography by Ramsey Nelson and David Scott

Production Assistant: Judy Fetherston

Programme Associate: Leslie Daws

Film Editor: John Leeds

Film Unit Sound: Derek Armstrong 



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