Jack Nicklaus’ Personal Profile

Jack Nicklaus Profile PhotoHeight: 5’11”; Weight: 190
Birth Date: January 21, 1940; Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio
Residence: North Palm Beach, Florida


Wife: Barbara
Children: Jack II (9/23/61), Steve (4/11/63), Nancy (5/5/65), Gary (1/15/69), Michael (7/24/73)
Grandchildren: 22


Most Powerful Person in Golf – Golf Inc. Magazine 2004, ’05, ’06, ’07; 12th Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf – 2007; PGA Professional Hall of Fame Inductee – ;Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun Medal – 2006; Presidential Medal of Freedom – 2005; Old Tom Morris Award – Golf Course Superintendents Association 2005; ASAP Sports/Jim Murray Award –Golf Writers Association of America 2005; World Sports Hall of Fame Inaugural Class – 2004; 1985 Golf Family of the Year presented by National Golf Foundation; 1992 Family of the Year presented by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association; 1999 Father of the Year Award presented by Minority Golf Association of America.

20th Century / Millennium Honors

Golfer of the Century/Millennium: Asian Golf Monthly, Associated Press, British Broadcasting Company, Golf DigestGOLF MagazineGolf Monthly MagazineGolfweek, Golf Web, GolfWorld, International Association of Golf Tour Operators, PGA TOUR.com, Today’s Golfer 
1888–1988 Golfer of the Century: Centennial of Golf in America – GOLF Magazine
Best Individual Male Athlete of the 20th Century: Sports Illustrated 
Florida Athlete of the Century: Florida Sports Awards
2001 ESPY Lifetime Achievement Award: ESPN
2000 Distinguished Service Award: PGA of America
2000 Memorial Tournament Honoree: Captains Club
2000 Payne Stewart Award: PGA Tour
1974 Inductee World Golf Hall of Fame
1978 Sportsman of the Year: Sports Illustrated 
Golfer of the ’70s: GOLFMagazine 
1970s Athlete of the Decade: National Sports Writers

Barbara Nicklaus

1998 First Lady of Golf Award presented by PGA of America (inaugural winner); 2000 Winnie Palmer Award presented by Metropolitan Golf Writers Association (inaugural winner); 2004 Woman of Distinction Award (Palm Beach Atlantic University).