Jack Nicklaus by Jack Nicklaus

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Jack Nicklaus: My Story is Jack Nicklaus's complete and compelling inside, in-depth account of those legendary majors triumphs, along with many other competition highlights - and some lowlights, too - of one of the greatest sports careers of all time. But, because this fascinating man has always been so much more than a professional athlete, his long-awaited autobiography is vastly more than a book about winning and losing. Revealed with the unfailing candor and intensity that are his most distinctive personality traits, here are all of the Jack Nicklauses his legions of admirers, and even some of those close to him, have never known the son, whose eyes still well up at the mention of his father; the husband, deeply aware of how much the strength, resilience, charm, and love of a woman content to remain in the shadows have meant to both his public image and private happiness; the famous father who, every day of his life, really has put his children first; the artist, tirelessly creating highly acclaimed courses so that others can enjoy his beloved game; the businessman, staggeringly successful at times, staggeringly unsuccessful at others; the analyst of the methods and makeups of the golfers who pushed him hardest and, most candidly of his own strengths and weaknesses; the commentator offering deep insights and strong opinions on the whys and wherefores of an occupation that has been extremely rewarding for him, yet one that he still regards as purely a game; and the multimillionaire, jet-plane-owning, world-traveling celebrity who is happiest hanging around home in a pair of shorts, then taking the kids to a family restaurant for dinner.

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Jack Nicklaus was born in 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, and maintains a home there and in Florida. Widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, he has achieved a record twenty major championship victories, consisting of two U.S. Amateurs, six Masters (also a record), four U.S. Opens, three British Opens, and five PGA Championships. The winner of more than 100 professional tournaments around the world, Nicklaus was named Golfer of the Century in 1988. Ken Bowden was the editorial director of both Europe's and America's premier golf magazines, and has collaborated with Nicklaus on eleven books. Since first watching Nicklaus compete in 1959, Bowden has witnessed a great many of Jack's achievements first-hand.
Published January 1, 1984 by Distribution by Simon and Schuster. 205 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, History, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Arnie and Jack, or, if you prefer, the King and the Bear, are Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus — like Tiger, and for that matter Britney and Paris, members of that exclusive American fraternity where last names are unnecessary.

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Publishers Weekly

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For those tired of the numerous golf books written by players and coaches, or of those written by sports magazine journalists (many of whom depend on their good relationships with the players to get a story), this no-holds-barred history will be a breath of wickedly fresh air.

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Most golf pros, amateurs and just plain fans agree that Nicklaus, who has won 20 major golf tournaments, may be the best ever at the game.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Nicklaus, who claimed six of his 73 tour wins in Las Vegas and holds the record of major tournament wins at 18, agreed to be interviewed this year for the book, "City of Champions: the History of Professional Golf in Las Vegas."

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Tucson Citizen

Since then he has won all of the world’s major golf tournaments including three British Opens, four U.S. Opens, five U.S. Professional Golfers Association Tournaments and an astonishing six U.S. Masters.

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