Tag Archives: Jack Nicklaus

Feb
20
2015
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Jack Nicklaus has been in the same scary, dark place that Tiger Woods appears to be dealing with at the moment — the chipping yips. Nicklaus, who was a guest on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive on Friday, said he endured similar short-game struggles in 1979, and he was actually putting it around bunkers because he couldn’t chip it.

Now, with Tiger’s leave of absence almost certainly extending into late March at the very least, everyone is wondering how (and even if) Woods’ ailing game will return to competitive form. Nicklaus believes Woods’ issues are mental, rather than physical or technical, per se.

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Feb
8
2015
By Stephanie Wei under RIP
Billy Casper reacted in this fashion today when he ran a 25-foot putt into the cup on the 11th green for a birdie 3 during his playoff with Arnold Palmer for the U.S. Open title in San Francisco, on June 20, 1966.

Billy Casper reacted in this fashion when he ran a 25-foot putt into the cup on the 11th green for a birdie 3 during his playoff with Arnold Palmer for the U.S. Open title in San Francisco, on June 20, 1966.

Golf lost a giant on Saturday when Billy Casper, a two-time U.S. Open champion, Masters winner, and one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour, passed away at the age of 83 at his home in Springville, Utah. According to his company Billy Casper Golf, the golfing legend died after enduring a heart attack and he had several health setbacks after fainting at the Masters last April. 

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Jun
11
2014

 

Rory is the favorite to win the U.S. Open, and he seems to be in a strong mental state as he makes his final tune-up for tomorrow’s opening round. McIlroy believes his game is ready to contend at Pinehurst and beyond, “I’ve got three majors left this season, and I do feel like my game is good enough to be able to contend in all of them.”

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Jun
4
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Presidents Cup

 

At this week’s Champions Tour event in Missouri, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem introduced the captains for the 2015 Presidents Cup, which will take place in New Songdo City, South Korea. Jay Haas was named captain of Team USA and Nick Price was named captain of the International Team. Former captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player joined the press conference as did International vice-captain K.J. Choi.

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May
28
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Jack Nicklaus

18-time major champion

Jack Nicklaus is the host of the Memorial Tournament, and he spoke today about several topics including Tiger’s health, getting Muirfield Village back in shape after the Presidents Cup last fall, winning the career grand slam, the state of the golf industry, and whether or not he could have hit the ball 400 yards with today’s equipment.

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May
28
2014
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Annika to return to competition...briefly

Annika is coming out of retirement…well, kind of. 

Annika Sorenstam is working on her game again — or, in her words, she’s “grinding.” Sorenstam, who is being honored at The Memorial Tournament, announced on Wednesday that she will tee it up with the men again at the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe, July 18-20. 

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Oct
16
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Architecture
For reals.

This exists

There’s a world-class golf course in the middle of New York City — on the south point of the Bronx tucked under the Whitestone Bridge. The effort to build what is now called Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point nearly has the makings to be an episode out of the The Sopranos, but I didn’t have enough words or room to get into the long, dramatic history.

Instead, I wrote about the partnership of Mayor Bloomberg, Donald Trump and Jack Nicklaus that pushed to complete the 30-plus-year undertaking to bring a golf course to Ferry Point Park and previewed the ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the course that’s happening this morning. In fact, I’m going to be late, so I better run, but you can read in print on the front page of the Wall Street Journal’s Greater New York section (if you live in the tri-state area), or of course, there’s always the online version…

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Jun
10
2013

I’m out the door and headed to Merion right now, so I figured I’d post this for your viewing pleasure.

Plus, you’re going to hear a lot about Merion’s storied history of hosting U.S. Opens this week, so why don’t you get started now? You can drop all sorts of knowledge on your friends and/or significant others to impress them.