Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Golden Bear", is an American professional golfer. He is widely regarded as the most accomplished professional golfer of all time, winning a total of 18 career major championships, while producing 19 second place and 9 third place finishes in them, over a span of 25 years. Nicklaus focused on the major championships (Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, Open Championship, and PGA Championship), and played a selective schedule of regular PGA Tour events, yet still finished with 73 victories, third on the all-time list.
C'è poco da fare: ai giocatori normali, giornate di questo genere capitano una volta ogni due anni. Per lui è quasi la norma: meglio allora alzare bandiera bianca, davanti a una superiorità così schiacciante. Citato in Riccardo Romani, Tiger, futuro da presidente, Corriere della sera, 22 agosto 2000