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Over the half millennium and more that golf has existed, very few players have come within even sighting distance of Jack Nicklaus's incredible achievements. Counting his two US Amateur Championships, Nicklaus was the winner of twenty major championships and more than one hundred professional tournaments around the world. He was named "Golfer of the Century" in 1988 by the PGA.
Jack Nicklaus: My Story, now with a new afterword, is Jack Nicklaus's compelling, personal account of his legendary majors triumphs, along with many other competition highlights -- and some lowlights, too -- of one of the greatest sports careers of all time. Revealed with the unfailing candor and intensity that are his most distinctive personality traits, here is the Jack Nicklaus his legions of admirers, and even some of those close to him, have never known.
About the Author
Jack Nicklaus was born in 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, and maintains a home there and in Florida. Widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, he has achieved a record of twenty major championship victories, consisting of two US Amateurs, six Masters (also a record), four US Opens, three British Opens, and five PGA Championships. The winner of more than 100 professional tournaments around the world, Nicklaus was named Golfer of the Century in 1988.
Ken Bowden was the editorial director of both Europe’s and America’s premier golf magazines, and has collaborated with Jack Nicklaus on eleven books. Since first watching Nicklaus compete in 1959, Bowden has witnessed a great many of Nicklaus’s achievements first-hand.
"The most important golf autobiography since that of Nicklaus's boyhood hero, Bobby Jones. A chronicle of rare insight and depth. It manages to increase the reputation of its subject. And like him, it will last."
-- Jay Nordlinger, The Washington Times
"A must read for golfers of all ages. A wonderful book with insights into the great man's life and thoughts. Everyone who enjoys the game should get a copy, curl up in a comfortable chair and lose yourself in his wonderland."
-- Stan Hunt, The Pilot