Jack Nicklaus

The game is meant to be fun.Jack Nicklaus

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When I want a long ball, I spin my hips faster.Jack Nicklaus

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This is a game. That's all it is. It's not a war.Jack Nicklaus

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I like trying to win. That's what golf is all about.Jack Nicklaus

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There are no maladies in my golf game. My golf game stinks.Jack Nicklaus

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The longer you play, the better chance the better player has of winning.Jack Nicklaus

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Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt.Jack Nicklaus

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Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best.Jack Nicklaus

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The older you get the stronger the wind gets and it's always in your face.Jack Nicklaus

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Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You've got to believe you can play a shot instead of wondering where your next bad shot is coming from.Jack Nicklaus

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But if I played well and prepared myself properly, then all I had to do was control myself and put myself in a position to win.Jack Nicklaus

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Well, I think that Augusta is not the same golf course that I grew up on. Bobby Jones' philosophy was giving you space off the tee; if you put it in the right side of the fairway, you ended up getting the right angle to the green.Jack Nicklaus

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I first saw Arnold Palmer when I was just a kid and he came to Columbus to play in a tournament. I watched him on the driving range hit balls that day. We went on to become great friends.Jack Nicklaus

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Pete Dye introduced me to golf course design back in the 1960's. He came to my hometown Columbus, Ohio to work on The Golf Club.Jack Nicklaus

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I can barely turn on my computer!Jack Nicklaus

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Golf is game of respect and sportsmanship; we have to respect its traditions and its rules.Jack Nicklaus

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See, as much as I love the game, golf was my vehicle to competition. And I love to compete.Jack Nicklaus

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I've been fortunate over my career to make a little history on the 16th hole at Augusta National.Jack Nicklaus

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I thoroughly enjoy working with kids, whether it's The First Tee or the lesson tee with my grandkids.Jack Nicklaus

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And, of course, I'm constantly energized by designing courses around the world.Jack Nicklaus

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In 1979, when I was 39, I had such a bad year, I thought it was all over. Thankfully it wasn't.Jack Nicklaus

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If I have a weakness, it's probably ice cream. That's where I get lax, sloppy. I'll sneak into the refrigerator at night and take two or three bites and put it back. Butter pecan. Only two or three bites, but it shows.Jack Nicklaus

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Sometimes, I'm an ogre. I can be short. I'll walk into the office some days and I've gotten up on the wrong side of the bed, and everybody knows it. I'm a perfectionist. I like to be organized, and I like to get everything done today.Jack Nicklaus

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You have to trust your kids. They have to experience life, and you just hope you've provided them a foundation for what's right and what isn't.Jack Nicklaus

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I had polio when I was 13. I started feeling stiff, my joints ached, and over a two-week period I lost my coordination and 20 pounds.Jack Nicklaus

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When I fly in a helicopter, I insist there be two sets of controls, one for me in case something happens to the pilot. I'm no expert, but I know enough to at least get the thing on the ground. Nothing scares me like the thought of not being in control.Jack Nicklaus

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There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman, there's always a new place, always a new horizon.Jack Nicklaus

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People don't want to go to the dump and have a picnic, they want to go out to a beautiful place and enjoy their day. And so I think our job is to try to take the environment, take what the good Lord has given us, and expand upon it or enhance it, without destroying it.Jack Nicklaus

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I'd rather be two strokes ahead going into the last day than two strokes behind. Having said that, it's probably easier to win coming from behind. There is no fear in chasing. There is fear in being chased.Jack Nicklaus

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I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy.Jack Nicklaus

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