Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus, shown here taking part in the opening tee shots ceremony at the Masters, said the rules committee was correct to hit Tiger Woods with a two-shot penalty.
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Playing Career: 1961-2005

No one can argue that when it came down to the most-heated, most pressure-packed moments, Nicklaus came through more often than not. If he hadn’t already beaten you from the tee box and green, he’d break you with a putt out of nowhere. Nicklaus’ putting greatness is more about the drama than anything else. He one-putted six of the final nine greens at the 1986 Masters to roar from eight spots back to claim his record-setting 18th major. Each one is a reminder of what legendary putting is all about.