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Jack Nicklaus Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Jack William Nicklaus, widely known by his nickname “The Golden Bear”, was born on 21 January 1940, in Upper Arlington, Ohio USA, of German ancestry. Jack is a known worldwide for being one of the best golf players of all time, and with Arnold Palmer and Gary Player – the big three – really popularized golf and laid the foundations of the professional game.
Jack Nicklaus Net Worth $280 Million
So how rich is Jack Nicklaus? It is estimated by sources that Jack’s net worth is $280 million, mainly gained during his career as a golf player, but after his retirement from full-time playing, as a designer of golf courses.
Jack Nicklaus’ father Charlie was an all-round sportsman, who had played college and semi-pro American football, as well as tennis and golf – off scratch. Jack studied at Upper Arlington High School, where he played basketball, tennis, baseball and football quite successfully. Jack began playing golf when he was only 10 years old, at the “Scioto Country Club”, where he met his future golf instructor, Jack Grout. Soon Jack started participating in championships and won many of them. When Jack began attending Ohio State University he still continued playing, and winning championships, including the US Amateur twice(1959, 1961), and an NCAA Championship(1961), being one of the youngest champions. At the US Open in 1960 Jack finishing second by two strokes to Arnold Palmer, shooting 282, which remains the lowest ever by an amateur in the US Open.
Jack Nicklaus began his professional career in 1962: this was when Jack’s net worth began growing. Jack continued his successful game and showed that he is one of the best golf players. In 1963 Jack won PGA Championship and Masters Championship, two of the four’majors’ in the world (the US Open and British open are the other two. These had a huge influence on the growth of Jack’s net worth. Over the next 30 years, Jack won a total of 18 career majors, also 19 second place and nine third place finishes in them, still a record. Despite playing selectively to avoid ‘burn-out’, Jack won 73 tournaments overall, still third on the all-time list.
In 1990 Jack joined the “Senior PGA tour”, but despite being 50 years old, he was still able to win tournaments. In 2005 Nicklaus decided to end his professional career, and concentrate on golf course designing, and in addition to this, Jack has written such books as “My Story” and “Golf My Way”. These books also made Jack Nicklaus’ net worth grow.
During his career Jack has received many awards and honours. Some of them include, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Charlie Bartlett Award, National Pathfinder Award, PGA Player of the year, Bob Jones Award and others. What is more, Jack was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
While talking about Jack’s personal life, it can be said that he married Barbara Nicklaus in 1960, and they have five children. Finally, Jack Nicklaus is one of the greatest golf players in the history. There is no doubt that his name will be remembered for a very long time among other golfers and his fans.