Too hot to handle: Jack recalls first PGA Championship victory and winning the 1963 Long Drive Competition

We had just finished the British Open, which I felt like I gave away the week before. The Open was played at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s, and battling down the stretch for a playoff spot with eventual winner Bob Charles and runner-up Phil Rodgers, … [Read more...]

July 9: The day in 1966 at Muirfield, Scotland, when Jack Nicklaus finally clutched the elusive Claret Jug for his first Open Championship to complete the career Grand Slam

He was only 26 years old, in his fifth year as a professional, and yet the Open Championship had already become an elusive prize in the meteoric career of Jack Nicklaus. By the summer of 1966, the man known as the Golden Bear had won five … [Read more...]