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The first extensively illustrated autobiography by one of the worlds greatest golfers
Widely regarded as the greatest golfer in history, Jack Nicklaus won 73 PGA Tour victories in his illustrious career, a record 18 of them in major championships, including six Masters. His expert performances under pressure have earned him permanent residence in the pantheon of sports, and his sportsmanship and respect for the game make him the ideal model of a modern professional athlete.
In Jack Nicklaus, his first fully illustrated autobiography, the legendary golfer offers the story of his life, both professional and personal, in his own voice. From the thrill of winning his first U.S. Amateur title in 1959 to the heart-warming ovation after a birdie on his final hole at the 2005 British Open, Nicklaus walks us through his most significant career highlights. We also get to know the man behind the legend, as he describes growing up in Columbus, Ohio; the true origins of his nickname; and his renowned devotion to his family.
In addition to rare photographs from the Jack Nicklaus Museum, the book features ten pieces of memorabilia reproduced as removable facsimiles. With intimate stories and a treasure trove of visual material, this collection is the next best thing to playing a round with the Golden Bear himself.
This long-awaited autobiography of the greatest golfer of all time chronicles the life and astounding career of Jack Nicklaus, winner of 20 major championships, comprising two U.S. Amateurs, six Masters, four U.S. Opens, three British Opens, and five PGA Championships. of photos. Complete Nicklaus statistical appendix.
Over the half millennium and more that golf has existed, very few players have come within even sighting distance of Jack Nicklaus's incredible achievements. Counting his two US Amateur Championships, Nicklaus was the winner of twenty major championships and more than one hundred professional tournaments around the world. He was named "Golfer of the Century" in 1988 by the PGA. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;iandgt;Jack Nicklaus: My Storyandlt;/iandgt;, now with a new afterword, is Jack Nicklaus's compelling, personal account of his legendary majors triumphs, along with many other competition highlights -- and some lowlights, too -- of one of the greatest sports careers of all time. Revealed with the unfailing candor and intensity that are his most distinctive personality traits, here is the Jack Nicklaus his legions of admirers, and even some of those close to him, have never known.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Jack Nicklausandlt;/Bandgt; was born in 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, and maintains a home there and in Florida. Widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, he has achieved a record twenty major championship victories, consisting of two U.S. Amateurs, six Masters (also a record), four U.S. Opens, three British Opens, and five PGA Championships. The winner of more than 100 professional tournaments around the world, Nicklaus was named Golfer of the Century in 1988.andlt;bandgt;Ken Bowdenandlt;/bandgt; was the editorial director of both Europe's and America's premier golf magazines, and has collaborated with Nicklaus on eleven books. Since first watching Nicklaus compete in 1959, Bowden has witnessed a great many of Jack's achievements first-hand.