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Jack Nicklaus And The USGA By The Numbers February 14, 2015

Jack Nicklaus And The USGA By The Numbers

 JackNicklausUSGATrophiesMES --- Jack Nicklaus as seen during a question and answer session

1: Appearances in the World Amateur Team Championship (1960)

2: Wins in both the U.S. Amateur (1959, 1961) and U.S. Senior Open (1991, 1993); appearances in the Walker Cup (1959, 1961)

3: Different USGA championships won (U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open)

4: U.S. Opens won (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)*

5: Decades in which Nicklaus won USGA championships

6: Decades in which he competed in USGA championships

7: Sub-par 72-hole finishes in the U.S. Open*

8: USGA championships (Only Bob Jones and Tiger Woods have won more)

11: Top-five finishes in the U.S. Open*

13: Courses designed by Nicklaus that have hosted USGA championships (2013 U.S. Women’s Open host Sebonack Golf Club will be the 14th)

15: Age when competing in his first U.S. Amateur (1955)

17: Age when competing in his first U.S. Open (1957)

18: Top-10 finishes in the U.S. Open*

29: U.S. Open rounds in the 60s*

35: U.S. Opens completed, 72 holes*

44: Consecutive U.S. Open starts (1957–2000)*

63: Lowest 18-hole score in U.S. Open (1980, first round)*

68: USGA championships played

272: Lowest 72-hole score in U.S. Open (1980; was record from 1980 to 2010)

282: Score in 1960 U.S. Open (Lowest 72-hole score by an amateur in the U.S. Open)*

1953: Year of his first USGA championship (U.S. Junior Amateur)

2003: Year of his final USGA championship (U.S. Senior Open)

2012: Year in which the USGA introduced the Jack Nicklaus Medal, given to the U.S. Open champion

2015: Expected year of the addition of the Jack Nicklaus Wing to the USGA Museum.

*Indicates record or tie for record