Jack Nicklaus is a renowned former professional golfer who had great achievements as a golf player. He is the only golf player who has completed his career on the Grand Slam both on the senior as well as on the regular tours. He has participated in many tournaments through which he has won in most of them.
He has participated in a total of 118 professional tournaments from which he has hit several records from the titles he has won. In addition to this, he runs a golf design practice which is one of the largest in the world together with being a writer. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Jack Nicklaus in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jack Nicklaus was born on 21st January in the year 1940 in Columbus, Ohio. He was born to his parents by the names; Helen Nicklaus and Charles Nicklaus who was a pharmacist. He was raised from this place in which he was born from which he then joined the Upper Arlington High School. In the high school, he used to play both tennis and baseball.
At his early life, Jack used to play golf while still at the age of ten years in which this saw him win the Ohio Junior State Championship while he was at the age of 12 years. He then followed another winning while at 14 years when he won the Tri-State High School Championship. He had joined Ohio State University from which he graduated in 1961 with a specialization on ‘Pre-pharmacy,’ after which he made thought of joining his father in his career.
Jack Nicklaus married in the year 1960 when with whom he married Barbara Bash, and they have stayed together for a long time. In addition to this, they have five children together.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Jack Nicklaus commenced his professional career at a very young age with which he got much exposure from this. In the year 1957, he won the International Jaycee Junior Golf tournament which was then followed by the Woodhill Country Club while at the age of 19 years. In his college, he also had much success as he even won the U.S. Amateur two times together with the NCAA Championship.
Jack then won the Walker Cup in the year 1959 and 1961 through which he was representing the United States. He then commenced the professional PGA Tour in the year 1962 from which he had his first victory in the U.S. Open in the year 1962. After this, he participated in the Seattle Open together with the Portland Open which he also won them. He had much success, and in the year 1963, he also won the Masters together with the PGA Championship and won the masters event again in the year 1965 and 1966 to become the first consecutive winner.
He 1971, he had won all the four majors of his career every two times marking much success from which he became the first to do so. In the year 1980, he won the 5th PGA Championship together with the 4th U.S. Open title. In the year 1986, he had won a total of 6 Masters which was a big success after which he joined to be playing in the Senior PGA Tour in 1990. In addition to this, Jack is also an author as well as a founder of a Memorial Tournament. He has additionally won very many awards following his unmatched success in his career.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jack Nicklaus has got an estimated net worth of $350 Million. This comes from the fortunate earnings he made as a successful professional golfer. Having won all the seniors in his career, he had many earnings. In addition to this, he has also been given many awards which have been accrued to his lump sum net worth.
Following his success and great achievements, Jack Nicklaus has been allocated a 24,000 square foot at the Ohio State University provided as an honor which additionally provides inspirations through is life combined with his much success. Additionally, he has also featured in 5-pound, not by the Royal Bank of Scotland.