Jack Nicklaus

Jack William Nicklaus, nicknamed The Golden Bear, is a retired American professional golfer. Many observers regard him as the greatest golfer of all time. During a span of more than 25 years, he won a record 18 major championships while producing 19 second-place and 9 third-place finishes. Since 1962, Jack has added the moniker of “businessman” to his lengthy résumé. He is co-chairman of the privately held Nicklaus Companies. In 2008, Jack was also recognized for his global impact through design as well as his philanthropic efforts at home, when he was presented with The Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Because of the contributions Jack and his wife of 58 years, Barbara, have made to golf and to the community, they were honored twice in 2007 with The Boys Scouts of America Distinguished Citizens Award and the Francis Ouimet Lifelong Contributions to Golf Award. Residing in North Palm Beach, Florida, since 1965, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus are parents to five children and grandparents to 22.