Category archive: Jack Nicklaus

The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus, turns 75 on Wednesday. Golfers -- and golf fans -- around the globe surely want to wish the man with 18 major championships a happy birthday, so we decided to share a few of the more famous dedications as well as a few classic photos.

Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 1

April, 6, 2014
04/06/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history.

ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to this year's Masters at Augusta National, where the world's top players will compete for the green jacket.

No. 1: Jack Nicklaus, Round 4, 1986

Jack Nicklaus owns 506 career birdies in his Masters career, but the most magical ones might have come during his back-nine charge in 1986.

With his son on the bag, Nicklaus carded a final-round 65 with a 30 on the inward nine after going eagle-birdie-birdie from Holes 15-17.

At age 46, Nicklaus claimed his sixth green jacket in what many refer to as the greatest Masters in history.

Top 10 rounds in Masters history -- No. 6

April, 1, 2014
04/01/14
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest rounds in Masters history.

ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to this year's Masters at Augusta National, where the world's top players will compete for the green jacket.

No. 6: Jack Nicklaus, Round 3, 1965

In the first of what would be back-to-back Masters victories, Jack Nicklaus' 64 in the third round helped the Golden Bear win the second of his six green jackets.

Even though Nicklaus won by 9 shots, his next two closest competitors were a couple of guys golf fans might have heard of before: Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.

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Top 10 shots in Masters history -- No. 7

April, 4, 2013
04/04/13
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest shots in Masters history. ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to the world's top players competing at Augusta National this year.

No. 7: Jack Nicklaus, 1975

The Golden Bear had to withstand charges from the likes of Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf to slip on yet another green jacket.

The shot that proved pivotal for Nicklaus was a 40-foot birdie putt at the par-3, 16th hole with two of the best players in the game at the time bearing down on him.

Top 10 shots in Masters history -- No. 9

April, 2, 2013
04/02/13
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ESPN golf analyst and two-time major champion Andy North put together his list of the 10 greatest shots in Masters history. ESPN.com will roll out his rankings on a daily basis leading up to the world's top players competing at Augusta National this year.

No. 9: Jack Nicklaus, 1986

In arguably the greatest Masters victory in history, a 46-year-old Jack Nicklaus sank a crucial putt on the 17th green to give him his first outright lead on the back nine that Sunday in Augusta, Ga.

With his son Jackie on the bag as his caddie, Nicklaus notched his 18th and final major championship that year at Augusta National.