Jack Nicklaus

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Jack Nicklaus’ golfing career has spanned five decades, with 105 professional tournament victories worldwide and a record 18 major-championship titles. He has been named “Golfer of the Century” or “Golfer of the Millennium” by almost every major golf publication in the world. He was named Individual Male Athlete of the Century by Sports Illustrated, and one of the 10 Greatest Athletes of the Century by ESPN. In 2001, Jack was honored with the first-ever ESPY Lifetime Achievement Award and received the Vince Lombardi Award of Excellence. Jack has been involved in the design of more than 250 courses open for play worldwide. He was named GolfWorld’s Architect of the Year in 1993. In 1999, Golf Digest named him the world’s leading active designer. Nicklaus is also chairman of the privately held Nicklaus Companies. Jack and his wife Barbara have a long history of involvement in numerous charitable activities, from junior golf to children’s hospitals to several scholarship foundations. Barbara and Jack Nicklaus are the guiding light for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, which supports numerous pediatric health-care services, including the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s, in West Palm Beach, Florida.