Jack William Nicklaus

NAME: Jack William Nicklaus

BORN: January 21, 1940

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

born...Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County)

EDUCATION:

graduated, Ohio State University

OCCUPATION: golfer

FAST FACTS:

Nicknamed the Golden Bear, Nicklaus is one of the most accomplished players in the history of golf. He turned professional in 1961 and won 20 major championships of the course of his career. He joined the Senior tour in 1990.

Nicklaus is also noted for his skills as a world-class course designer. He is the founder of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.