Jack Nicklaus Personal Notes
Remains one of golf's driving forces off the course.
Founder and host of the Memorial Tournament.
One of the world's leading golf course designers.
The Nicklaus companies' global business includes golf course design, development and licensing.
Over 600 professional golf tournaments have been staged on as many as 90 Nicklaus courses, including 15 current PGA TOUR and Champions Tour events as well as Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and World Cups.
Selected as Golf World's Golf Course Architect of the Year in 1993.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America named him as the winner of its Old Tom Morris Award in February, 2005 at the GCSAA Education Conference.
At age 10, carded a 51 in the first nine holes he played.
Jack Nicklaus Museum on campus of Ohio State, his alma mater, opened in May 2002.
Named 1999 Father of the Year by Minority Golf Association.
Named co-chair with Juli Inkster of The First Tee's Capital Campaign, More Than A Game, in November 2000.
With wife Barbara, opened and dedicated the Nicklaus Children's Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Nov. 1, 2004.
Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in November, 2005 at a White House ceremony.
In 2006, was named the "Most Powerful Person in Golf" for the third year in a row by Golf, Inc. Magazine.
Honored by the sousaphone section of The Ohio State University marching band at its 2006 game against Minnesota by being selected to dot the "i" in script "Ohio" at halftime. Became just the fifth non-band member to be accorded that honor.
Grandson, Nick O'Leary, plays football at Florida State.