Nicklaus, Jack

Hometown:

USA

Columbus,
Ohio

Year Inducted:

1974

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Jan 21, 1940

Jack Nicklaus

Professional Majors: 26

  • Masters Tournament: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986
  • U.S. Open: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980
  • Open Championship: 1966, 1970, 1978
  • PGA Championship: 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980
  • The Tradition: 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996
  • Senior Tournament Players Championship: 1990
  • PGA Seniors’ Championship: 1991
  • U.S. Senior Open: 1991, 1993

PGA TOUR Wins: 55

  • 1962: Seattle World’s Fair, Portland Open Invitational
  • 1963: Palm Springs Golf Classic, Tournament of Champions, Sahara Invitational
  • 1964: Portland Open Invitational, Tournament of Champions, Phoenix Open Invitational, Whitemarsh Open Invitational
  • 1965: Portland Open Invitational, Memphis Open Invitational, Thunderbird Classic, Philadelphia Golf Classic
  • 1966: Sahara Invitational
  • 1967: Sahara Invitational, Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Western Open, Westchester Classic
  • 1968: Western Open, American Golf Classic
  • 1969: Sahara Invitational, Kaiser International Open Invitational, Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational
  • 1970: Byron Nelson Golf Classic, National Four-ball Championship (with Arnold Palmer)
  • 1971: Tournament of Champions, Byron Nelson Golf Classic, National Team Championship (with Arnold Palmer), Walt Disney World Open Invitational
  • 1972: Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Doral-Eastern Open, Westchester Classic, U.S. Professional Match Play Championship, Walt Disney World Open Invitational
  • 1973: Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, New Orleans Open, Tournament of Champions, Atlanta Classic, Ohio Kings Island Open, Walt Disney World Golf Classic
  • 1974: Hawaiian Open, Tournament Players Championship
  • 1975: Doral-Eastern Open, Sea Pines Heritage Classic, World Open Golf Championship
  • 1976: Tournament Players Championship, World Series of Golf
  • 1977: Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic, Tournament of Champions, Memorial Tournament
  • 1978: Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic, Tournament Players Championship, IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic
  • 1982: Colonial National Invitation
  • 1984: Memorial Tournament

Champions Tour Wins: 2

  • 1994: Mercedes Championship
  • 1996: GTE Suncoast Classic

Amateur Wins: 20

  • 1953: Ohio State Junior Championship
  • 1954: Tri-State High School Championship
  • 1954: Ohio State Junior Championship
  • 1955: Ohio State Junior Championship
  • 1956: Columbus Amateur Match-play Championship
  • 1957: U.S. National Jaycees Championship
  • 1958: Trans-Mississippi Amateur, Queen City Open Championship
  • 1959: Trans-Mississippi Amateur, U.S. Amateur, North and South Amateur, Royal St. George’s Challenge Cup
  • 1960: Eisenhower Trophy (individual), Colonial Invitational, America’s Cup
  • 1961: U.S. Amateur, NCAA Championship (individual), Big Ten Conference Championship (individual), Western Amateur, America’s Cup

Additional Wins: 29

  • 1962: World Series of Golf
  • 1963: World Series of Golf, World Cup Invitational
  • 1964: Australian Open, World Cup Invitational
  • 1966: World Cup
  • 1967: World Cup Invitational, World Series of Golf
  • 1968: Australian Open
  • 1970: World Series of Golf, Piccadilly World Cup Match Play
  • 1971: Australian Open, Dunlop International
  • 1975: Australian Open
  • 1976: Australian Open, World Series of Golf
  • 1978: Australian Open
  • 1991: Senior Skins Game
  • 1993: Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge
  • 1995: Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge
  • 1999: Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge, Office Depot Father/Son Challenge, Diners Club Matches
  • 2000: Hyundai Team Matches
  • 2005: Wendy’s Champions Skins Game
  • 2007: Wendy’s Champions Skins Game
  • 2010: Wendy’s Champions Skins Game
  • 2011: Wendy’s Champions Skins Game

Ryder Cup Appearances: 8

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1969, 1971, 1973, 19751977, 1981
  • Captain: 1983, 1987

Presidents Cup Appearances: 4

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Captain: 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007

Walker Cup Appearances: 2

  • (Wins in Bold)
  • Player: 1959, 1961

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • Rookie of the Year: 1962
  • Player of the Year: 1967, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976
  • PGA TOUR Leading money winner: 1964, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976
  • Golfer of the Century, Centennial of Golf in America: 1888-1988
  • Golfer of the 70’s, Golf Magazine
  • Golf Family of the Year: 1985
  • Family of the Year: 1992
  • Father of the Year Award: 1999
  • Distinguished Service Award: 2000
  • Memorial Tournament Honoree: 2000
  • Payne Stewart Award: 2000
  • ASAP Sports/Jim Murray Award: 2005
  • Francis Ouimet Lifelong Contributions to Golf Award: 2007
  • PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award: 2008
  • Most Powerful Person in Golf, Golf Inc.: 2004-09
  • Charlie Bartlett Award: 2009
  • Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame: 2010

 

Awards & Honors

  • Sports
  • Athlete of the Decade, National Sports Writers: 1970’s
  • Sportsman of the Year, Sports Illustrated: 1978
  • Individual Male Athlete of the Century, Sports Illustrated
  • Florida Athlete of the Century, Florida Sports Awards
  • ESPY Lifetime Achievement Award: 2001
  • Muhammad Ali Sports Legend Award: 2003
  • World Sports Hall of Fame Inaugural Class: 2004

Awards & Honors

  • Course Design
  • Architect of the Year, Golf World: 1993
  • World’s Leading Active Designer, Golf Digest: 1999
  • International Network of Golf’s Achievement in Golf Course Design Award: 2000-01
  • Donald Ross Award: 2001
  • Donald Rossi Award: 2001
  • The Old Tom Morris Award: 2005
  • Golf Development Newsmaker of the Year, Golf Inc.: 2005

Awards & Honors

  • General
  • Vince Lombardi Award: 2001
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom: 2005
  • Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun Medal: 2006
  • The Boys Scouts of America Distinguished Citizens Award: 2007
  • The Woodrow Wilson Award: 2008
  • Ambassador David M. Walter International Pediatric Hall of Fame.: 2010

Academic Honors

  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Athletic Arts, Ohio State University: 1972
  • Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, University of St. Andrews, Scotland: 1984