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Nicklaus and other greats give fans a "good ole day"
big threeBig Three wins 'Greats
of Golf' with sterling
11-under performance

Standing on the tee of the par-5 13th hole of The Woodlands Tournament Course, Jack Nicklaus scanned the four-deep row of fans along the left side and asked if anyone knew how long the hole was. One fan replied, "For you, Jack, a driver and wedge!"

"Those were the good old days," Jack said through a smile.
This June marks the 50th anniversary of Jack Nicklaus' historic win at the 1962 U.S. Open against long-time competitor and friend Arnold Palmer, which gave the Golden Bear his first professional win and first of a record 18 major championships. Several limited-edition commemorative products celebrate this iconic moment and Jack's championship legacy.
Network Documentary

A new documentary about the Golden Bear, "1962 U.S. Open: Jack's First Major," and the first-ever United States Golf Association film produced for network television will air before the final round of the 2012 U.S. Open. The one-hour documentary chronicles Jack Nicklaus' first U.S. Open victory in 1962 at Oakmont Country Club, which set in motion one of the most prolific careers in professional golf.


In honor of Jack's first major championship win in an incredible string of a record 18, the Nicklaus Companies is releasing a framed collectible photo montage (including a swatch from the shirt he wore in his final US Open appearance in 2000).
US Open Magazine

The "Jack Nicklaus Guide to the US Open" (cover left) is the first in a new partnership to bring a comprehensive look at major championships and the game's highest profile events to golf enthusiasts. In the extensive guide, Nicklaus recalls his first U.S. Open win in 1962 and shares his thoughts about the game, its current players, his challenges and his victories. The magazine also details his career...
Commemorative Wine

The Golden Bear Commemorative Series wine will be released in June to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jack Nicklaus' first of 18 major championship wins. The series launches with an exceptional 100% Napa Valley Appellation Blend 2009 vintage. Each year, a limited-edition bottling will be released to commemorate one of Jack's 18 major championships.
US Open Pen

The U.S. Open pen, manufactured by Nicklaus partner Curtis Australia, features the iconic image of Jack in full-swing at the Championships in 1962 on the front with details of his four U.S. Open victories on the back. In a choice of rich red or jet black Curtis resin, special features of the fountain pen are its luxurious two-tone nib and the ease at which it converts to a roller ball and back to a fountain pen again.
AriZona launches lemonade line with Jack Nicklaus
AriZona Beverages has partnered with American sports hero and entrepreneur Jack Nicklaus to produce a new line of lemonades branded with his globally known moniker, "Golden Bear." The new product was announced during the Masters Tournament in conjunction with its national release.
37th Memorial Tournament field swells with big names
MemorialWoods, McIlroy, Fowler, Mickelson and Ishikawa among early commitments

Officials of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance announced this week that Tiger Woods will return to Muirfield Village Golf Club to try and add to his record four Memorial Tournament victories. Also joining the field are fan-favorites Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson, world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, and international sensation Ryo Ishikawa. The 37th edition of the Memorial Tournament is May 28-June 3 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

The Memorial was founded and is hosted by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
U.S. House passes bill that would award Jack Nicklaus the Congressional Gold Medal
On April 16, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of legislation to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal on golf and sports icon Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus was cited for his golfing achievements, including a record 18 major championships, and his humanitarian work. Nicklaus and his wife Barbara are the guiding light for the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation, which has raised more than $21 million in just over six years to support pediatric healthcare services in South Florida and other parts of the country.

The Congressional Gold Medal is awarded to prominent military leaders, public servants, athletes and artists. It was last given in 2010 to Japanese-American World War II veterans. Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., sponsored the bill. The legislation now goes to the Senate for a vote.
Miami Children's Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center
to open summer 2012
The Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) have announced the planned opening of the Miami Children's Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center. The 21,500-square-foot facility, to open in the summer of 2012, will feature a range of pediatric outpatient services including pediatric urgent care and diagnostic, rehabilitation and subspecialty services.

Scioto Country Club in Ohio to host 2016 US Senior Open
us openJack Nicklaus will serve as Honorary Chair

The United States Golf Association announced that Scioto Country Club, the club where Jack Nicklaus learned and nurtured his game as a young boy growing up in Columbus, Ohio, will host the 2016 U.S. Senior Open Championship. This will be the fourth USGA championship held at Scioto Country Club, which will celebrate its centennial in 2016 as the first 18-hole course in central Ohio. The dates of the championship in 2016 are Aug. 11-14.