1963 Masters: Jack Nicklaus claims his first

Updated: March 21, 2011, 9:27 AM ET
By Jason Sobel

Every journey needs a first step, that initial kick-start that propels one onward through the intersection of Fate and Destiny.

Believe it or not, Jack Nicklaus wasn't born with six Masters titles. There was a time when he owned exactly zero, his brute strength and dogged consistency yet to culminate in the game's ultimate achievement.

That's not to say those half-dozen victories weren't his birthright, though.

At age 23, with a U.S. Open triumph already ...

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