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"I think I fail a bit less than everyone else." -- Jack Nicklaus
Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as "The Golden Bear", is an American professional golfer. With the most victories in major championships (18), he was continuously ranked as the world's number one golfer on McCormack's World Golf Rankings from its inception in 1968 to 1977. Having won seven professional major titles between 1962 and 1967, he would likely have been considered number one in some of those years as well (a period when he, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player vied for that status in public acclaim as The Big Three). After 1978, while much younger players such as Tom Watson and Seve Ballesteros came to be ranked higher than him, Nicklaus continued to regularly challenge for and indeed win many major titles until 1986, making a full quarter-century in which he competed at the very highest level of his sport. Indeed, over the course of this 25-year period of 100 major championships as a professional, Nicklaus finished either first or second 36 times, in the top three 45 times, the top five 54 times, and the top 10 67 times. Nicklaus and the other 45 major championship winners during this period combined for a total of 119 major championship victories, 704 official PGA Tour wins, and over 825 additional individual professional victories (excludes Champions Tour events, etc.). While other marquee players such as Nick Faldo, Tom Kite, Nick Price, Payne Stewart, and Curtis Strange were winning numerous tournaments worldwide, they had yet to break through with major wins prior to 1987, but proved to be on the verge of doing so. These facts make this period arguably the most competitive in the history of professional golf and illustrate Nicklaus' ability and durability over time.

After winning two U.S. Amateur Championship in 1959 and 1961, and challenging for the 1960 U.S. Open, Nicklaus turned professional toward the end of 1961. The 1962 U.S. Open was both Nicklaus' first major championship victory and his first professional win. This win over Arnold Palmer began the on-course rivalry between the two. In 1966, Nicklaus won the Masters Tournament for the second year in a row, becoming the first golfer to achieve this, and also won The Open Championship, completing his career slam of major championships and at 26, the youngest to do so at the time. After failing to win a major in 1968 and 1969, Nicklaus won another Open Championship in 1970.

Between 1971 and 1980, he would win a further nine major championships, overtake Bobby Jones' record of 13 majors, and become the first player to complete double and triple career slams of golf's four professional major championships. Nicklaus also won the prestigious Players Championship a record three times during this period. At the age of 46, Nicklaus claimed his 18th and final major championship at the 1986 Masters Tournament, becoming that championship's oldest winner. (Julius Boros is the oldest major championship winner, having won the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48.) Nicklaus joined the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour) in January 1990, when he became eligible, and by April 1996 had won 10 of the tour's tournaments, including eight of that tour's major championships despite playing a very limited schedule. He continued to play the four regular Tour majors until 2005, when he made his final appearances at The Open Championship and the Masters Tournament.

Nicklaus has also taken part in various off-course activities, including golf course design, charitable work, book writing, magazine article contributions, video productions, and running his own tournament on the PGA Tour, the Memorial Tournament. His thriving golf course design company is one of the largest in the world. Nicklaus' books vary from instructional to autobiographical, with his Golf My Way considered one of the best instructional golf books of all time (influencing Greg Norman among others); the video of the same name is the best-selling golf instructional to date.

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Total Books: 70
Putting My Way A Lifetime's Worth of Tips from Golf's All-Time Greatest
Jack Nicklaus My Story
2007 - Jack Nicklaus My Story (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781416542247
ISBN-10: 1416542248
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors

Jack Nicklaus Memories and Mementos from Golf's Golden Bear
Nicklaus by Design
2006 - Nicklaus By Design (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810982567
ISBN-10: 0810982560
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Engineering & Transportation

Golf  Life
2005 - Golf Life (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312323073
ISBN-10: 0312323077
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Golf My Way  The Instructional Classic Revised and Updated
2005 - Golf My Way the Instructional Classic Revised and Updated (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743267120
ISBN-10: 0743267125
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Nicklaus by Design Golf Course Strategy and Architecture
2002 - Nicklaus By Design Golf Course Strategy and Architecture (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780810932494
ISBN-10: 0810932490
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

My Golden Lessons 100-Plus Ways to Improve Your Shots Lower Your Scores and Enjoy Golf Much Much More
Toutes mes leons de golf
2002 - Toutes Mes Leons De Golf (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782263034053
ISBN-10: 2263034056

The Greatest Game of All
1998 - The Greatest Game of All (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780940889484
ISBN-10: 094088948X

My Story
1998 - My Story (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780684838700
ISBN-10: 0684838702
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

1998 - My 55 Ways to Lower Your Golf Score (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780684847542
ISBN-10: 068484754X
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Golf My Way
1998 - Golf My Way (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780684852119
ISBN-10: 068485211X
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Jack Nicklaus' Lesson Tee
1998 - Jack Nicklaus' Lesson Tee (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780684852126
ISBN-10: 0684852128
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

The Story of Golf
1998 - The Story of Golf (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780688157975
ISBN-10: 0688157971
Genres: Children's Books, Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Jack Nicklaus  My Story
1997 - Jack Nicklaus My Story (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780684836287
ISBN-10: 0684836289
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Jack Nicklaus' Lesson Tee 15th Anniversary Edition
1992 - Jack Nicklaus' Lesson Tee 15th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671780074
ISBN-10: 0671780077
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

The Best of Nicklaus' Golf
1992 - The Best of Nicklaus' Golf (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781851521647
ISBN-10: 185152164X

Play Better Golf An Illustrated Guide
1992 - Play Better Golf an Illustrated Guide (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780883657256
ISBN-10: 0883657252
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Play Better Golf  Vol III
1990 - Play Better Golf Vol III [Play Better Golf] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671727659
ISBN-10: 0671727656
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Golf Handbook
1990 - Golf Handbook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781872817002
ISBN-10: 1872817009

1986 - Play Better Golf 2 [Play Better Golf] (Paperback)Paperback
1983 - Play Better Golf 2 [Play Better Golf] (Paperback)Paperback