Jack Is Back: New York Judge Rules That Jack Nicklaus Can Again Use His Name in Golf Course Design Work

Embed from Getty ImagesIT WAS STRANGE TO LEARN that Jack Nicklaus was being sued by the Nicklaus Companies for breach of contract. That was in May. Since then I’ve read a bit more about how Jack lost control of his companies over time and essentially became an employee, including one that fell out of favor. … Read more

Remembering Tom Weiskopf: How Did That Final Putt at the 1975 Masters Miss? And More

I WILL REMEMBER TOM WEISKOPF like many others: supremely talented with a beautiful golf swing. A nearly great PGA Tour player and Open champion also seen as an underachiever. Back in the 1970s it was unusual to see a man of Weiskopf’s size (6 foot 3 inches) exhibit such an impressive combination of power and … Read more

Report: Jack Nicklaus Sued by Nicklaus Companies for Breach of Contract

Jack Nicklaus is Being Sued By the Nicklaus Companies https://t.co/flx1CVU6vU via @alexmiceli — Bob Harig (@BobHarig) May 21, 2022 I ran across this news on Twitter. I had to read it again. It’s real, and has been picked up by several golf media outlets. REPORTED BY ALEX MICELI OF SI/MORNING READ, Jack Nicklaus is being … Read more

Kingdom Magazine on Lee Trevino at 81: Blind Putters (Including One Named Mrs. Mayberry) and Much More

Embed from Getty ImagesLEE TREVINO WAS THE HARDEST TO BEAT, noted Jack Nicklaus, who faced many tough competitors over a long career that produced 18 major wins and even more runner-up finishes (19). That tidbit is included in Kingdom’s feature interview with Trevino, now 81. The “Merry Mex,” as he was called back in the … Read more

SPECIAL OFFER: My 1969 Ryder Cup Book Featuring Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin Can Be Yours for a Small Price

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING. Do you need a golf-related gift for yourself or someone on your list? I’d like you to have my book, DRAW IN THE DUNES: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World. And I’ll make you a special offer only available here: Only $15 for a signed (or … Read more

Lee Elder, the First Black Man to Compete in the Masters 45 Years Ago, Will Join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as Honorary Starters

Lee Elder, the first Black man to compete in the Masters Tournament 45 years ago, is being honored by Augusta National. #themasters Read more: https://t.co/VKRmbUBcuc pic.twitter.com/puJWHSIu9B — The Masters (@TheMasters) November 9, 2020 LEE ELDER WILL JOIN JACK NICKLAUS and Gary Player as Honorary Starters for the 2021 Masters, which begins next April at Augusta … Read more

The Handshake Might Make a Comeback at the Memorial Tournament, Host Jack Nicklaus Will Extend His Hand to Winner

Embed from Getty Images THE HEARTFELT HANDSHAKE WITH THE WINNER. It’s a 45-year tradtion that Memorial Tournament host Jack Nicklaus wants to keep alive this year. Even during a global pandemic. Even though the PGA Tour has asked players to NOT shake hands, and to follow other strict guidelines to curtail the spread of COVID-19. … Read more

MORNING READ: The Classic Golf Courses of Columbus, Including Muirfield Village Golf Club, Home to This Week’s Memorial Tournament

IN MORNING READ TRAVELIN’ JOE PASSOV wrote, “The late, great Dan Jenkins once called Columbus, ‘the best city in which to study golf course architecture.’” With the help of Ohio natives (and course designers) Tom Weiskopf and Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Passov highlights Donald Ross, Alister MacKenzie, Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, whose works “all dot … Read more

Doug Sanders, ‘Blessed to Have the Career I Had,’ Dies at 86

Embed from Getty Images DOUG SANDERS MIGHT BE IN the World Golf Hall of Fame had he made that 30-inch par putt to win the 1970 British Open at the Old Course in St. Andrews. Instead, Sanders lost to Jack Nicklaus the following day in an 18-hole playoff when the Golden Bear sank a birdie … Read more