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Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus (Golf.  Born, Columbus, OH, Jan. 21, 1940.)  Winner of more major tournaments than any other golfer in history, “the Golden Bear” captured 20 major titles, with two of his most dramatic victories coming in U.S. Opens at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.J., in 1967 and 1980.  Jack William Nicklaus also won the Open in […]

Billy Casper

Billy Casper (Golf.  Born, San Diego, CA, June 24, 1931.)  A 28-year-old Billy Casper burst onto the national golf scene with a one-stroke victory in the U.S. Open over the West Course of the Winged Foot Golf Club in 1959.  Casper battled through the final round on a chilly June day with a 4-over-par 74, […]

Frank Beard

Frank Beard (Golf.  Born, Dallas, TX, May 1, 1939.)  Although he shot successive 67s for the final two rounds, Frank Beard didn’t seem to have much of a chance to win the $50,000 first prize in the 1969 Westchester Classic.  In a field that included all the legends (Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee […]

Jack Nicklaus

Jack William Nicklaus (Golf.  Born, Columbus, OH., Jan. 21, 1940.) Winner of more major tournaments than any other golfer in history, “the Golden Bear” captured 20 major titles, with two of his most dramatic victories coming in U.S. Opens at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.J., in 1967 and 1980.  Jack Nicklaus also won the Open in 1962 and […]

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