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Jack Nicklaus Quotes

55 Jack Nicklaus quotes:

"Maturity plays a great part in golf. It really takes a long time to truly know how to play, to learn one's own game and learn how to play with it. Some players learn earlier, but even then they tend to peak later. I can't imagine Tiger being any different. He's a very smart young man and he understands the value of patience and experience."
Author: Nicklaus Quotes Category: Golf Quotes
"Most people work all their life to retire and play golf. I played golf all my life to retire and go to work."
Author: Nicklaus Quotes Category: Golf Quotes
"It's a major championship in the game of golf, ... But is it one of the ones that you want to put in that list? Because of Jones is the only way you would put it there. I accept it either way."
Author: Nicklaus Quotes Category: Golf Quotes
"I think there was an old guy out there playing golf who wasn't supposed to compete anymore, probably in his own mind too. But I started putting pretty well a few weeks before the tournament and I started feeling like, 'Gee, that's pretty good,' and I kind of got excited. I made a lot of putts."
Author: Nicklaus Quotes Category: Golf Quotes
"Oddly enough it's the only golf club that I won a major with that I don't have. I'm sure one of my boys gave it away."
Author: Nicklaus Quotes Category: Golf Quotes
"It's not a very easy golf course. Particularly if the wind blows, ... It's a strong golf course. At least I thought it was."
Author: Nicklaus Quotes Category: Golf Quotes
"They've totally eliminated what Bobby Jones tried to do in the game of golf. Bobby Jones believed golf was primarily a second-shot game."
Author: Nicklaus Quotes Category: Golf Quotes
"It's hard not to play golf that's up to Jack Nicklaus standards when you are Jack Nicklaus."
"But No. 7? Wow. I had dinner with Ernie the other night, and he played 4-iron and 7-iron. A 4-iron into that green? Ernie Els? What is Mike Weir playing, a 4-wood? That's the issues I've got."
Author: Nicklaus Quotes Category: Night Quotes
"Is this the 50th anniversary of his first retirement?"
"Seems like yesterday. When I was in competition, and trying to play, to look back was not the right way to look, so I never paid much attention to it. But as you get older, you get a bit more sentimental about things. You get more nostalgic."
"In the spirit of the game, my guys have agreed that we will share the Cup, ... Competition is about goodwill."
"I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head. First I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I see the ball going there: its path, trajectory, and shape, even its behavior on landing. Then there is a sort of fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality."
Author: Nicklaus Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes Focus Quotes
"I think possibly the international team looks stronger than the U.S. team, but then I use the argument that we're playing on American soil ... I don't know whether that holds any water."
Author: Nicklaus Quotes Category: Argument Quotes
"He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can."

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