Jack Nicklaus: The 76 Greatest Photos

1 of 76 Stephen Green-Armytage/Sports Illustrated

Duel in the Sun

Jack Nicklaus congratulates Tom Watson after Watson wins their famous 'Duel in the Sun' at the 1977 British Open at Turnberry.
2 of 76 Augusta National/Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones

Masters Winner Jack Nicklaus and Bobby Jones at the 1966 Masters.
3 of 76 Gerry Cranham/SI

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus at the 1970 British Open at St. Andrews.
4 of 76 Augusta National/Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer at 1963 Masters

Jack Nicklaus smiles while Arnold Palmer talks during the presentation ceremony held at the conclusion of the 1963 Masters
5 of 76 USGA

Jack and Charlie Nicklaus

Jack and his father Charlie Nicklaus. Date unknown.
6 of 76 Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus in Rye, N.Y. in 1958

Jack Nicklaus shows his form for the fans at the Thunderbird Classic in June of 1958 in Rye, New York.
7 of 76 Augusta National/Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus and Gay Brewer

Press photographers document Jack Nicklaus presenting Gay Brewer Jr. the green jacket after the 1967 Masters.
8 of 76 Marvin E. Newman/Sports Illustrated

Tom Weiskopf, Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Lee Trevino

Tom Weiskopf, Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Lee Trevino in Columbus, Ohio, in October 1975. 10/11/1975MANDATORY CREDIT: Marvin E. Newman/Sports Illustrated SetNumber: X19930
9 of 76 AP

Jack Nicklaus, Muirfield, 1972

Jack Nicklaus is surrounded by autograph hunters prior to his first round of the1972 British Open at Muirfield.
10 of 76 AP Photo

Jack Nicklaus 1986 Masters

Jack Nicklaus reacts as he finishes on the 18th to win the 1986 Masters Championship.
11 of 76 Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus at 1979 British Open

Jack Nicklaus celebrates after chipping in a shot during the 1979 British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
12 of 76 Getty Images

Sir Jackie Stewart, Jack Nicklaus and actor Sean Connery

Sir Jackie Stewart, Jack Nicklaus and actor Sean Connery line up together in kilts at the 2005 British Open.
13 of 76 Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino

Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino talk in what looks like Palm Springs, Calif. Date unknown.
14 of 76 Nicklaus Design

Jack Nicklaus, Fisherman

Jack Nicklaus often says he enjoys fishing more than golf these days.
15 of 76 John Young/YoungMedia

Jack Nicklaus and Jesper Parnevik

Jack Nicklaus fools around with Jesper Parnevik after the finish of their second round at the 1994 British Open at Turnberry.
16 of 76 AP Photo

Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino at 1971 U.S. Open

Jack Nicklaus, left, and Lee Trevino walk off the 18th green at Merion Golf club in Ardmore, Pa., on June 21, 1971, after Trevino defeated Nicklaus in an extra 18-hole round for the U.S. Open title.
17 of 76 Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus at 1980 U.S. Open

Jack Nicklaus celebrates after birdieing the 18th hole and winning the 1980 U.S. Open at Baltusrol.
18 of 76 REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Jack Nicklaus and His Grandson Charlie

Jack Nicklaus celebrates as his grandson and caddie, Charlie Nicklaus, 11, makes a putt on the final hole of the annual par three tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 5, 2006.
19 of 76 Bill Frakes/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus and Grandchildren

Hop on Grandpop? Jack with his grandchildren in 1998.
20 of 76 Peter Stackpole-Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
21 of 76 NEAL LAURON/REUTERS

Muhammad Ali and Jack Nicklaus

Muhammad Ali shows his replacement Olympic gold medal to golf legend Jack Nicklaus during a meeting of the athletes at the 9th hole at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., in 1996.
22 of 76 David Cannon / Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali

23 of 76 Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Portrait of Jack Nicklaus

24 of 76 Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus 2005 British Open

Jack Nicklaus waves to the crowds on the eighteenth hole during his final round at the British Open in 2005 at St. Andrews.
25 of 76 Getty Images

USA Captain Jack Nicklaus and International Team Captain Gary Player

USA Captain Jack Nicklaus and International Team Captain Gary Player raise each others hands in ending the match in a 17-17 draw during the final round of the 2003 President's Cup.
26 of 76 Toby Massey/AP

Arnold Palmer Partners With Jack Nicklaus in 1966

Arnold Palmer, left, and his partner Jack Nicklaus, are two happy golfers after wining the $250,000 PGA National Team Championship with a low score of 256 for 72 holes, Dec. 10, 1966, West Palm Beach, Fla.
27 of 76 Heinz Kluetmeier/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus With Caddie Angelo Argea

Jack Nicklaus with caddie Angelo Argea at Pinehurst in 1974.
28 of 76 Mickey Pfleger/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus 1987 U.S. Open

Jack Nicklaus on No. 18 during 1987 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
29 of 76 GEORGE TIEDEMANN/Spors Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson

Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson at Augusta National Golf Club in 1981.
30 of 76 HEINZ KLUETMEIER/Sports Illustrated

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus share laugh at the Dedication Ceremony for World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
31 of 76 TONY TOMSIC/Sports Illustrated

The Nicklaus Bunch

Jack Nicklaus w. family (L-R) Steve, wife Barbara, Michael, Nan, Gary and Jackie in 1978
32 of 76 Robert Beck/SI

Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus

Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield Village in 2001.
33 of 76 Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at 1972 U.S. Open

Jack Nicklaus at the 1972 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
34 of 76 HEINZ KLUETMEIER/Sports Illustrated

Jack and President Ford

Jack Nicklaus with President Gerald Ford in 1974.
35 of 76 JACQUELINE DUVOISIN/SI

John Daly and Jack Nicklaus

John Daly and Jack Nicklaus chat at the 1991 Skins Game.
36 of 76 Jim Mandeville/Nicklaus Designs

Jack Nicklaus and Rory Mcilroy

Jack Nicklaus has become a mentor to Rory McIlroy, who might one day challenge Nicklaus' record of 18 majors.
37 of 76 Augusta National/Getty Images

Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, 1975 Masters

1974 Masters Champion Gary Player presents 1975 Masters Champion Jack Nicklaus with his green jacket.
38 of 76 Rich Clarkson/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer 1971 Ryder Cup

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer during Sunday play at the 1971 Ryder Cup at Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis.
39 of 76 Neil Leifer

Jack Nicklaus 1965 U.S. Open

Jack Nicklaus at the 1865 U.S. Open at Bellerive CC. in St. Louis
40 of 76 Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus Fishing in Scotland

American golfer Jack Nicklaus tries his hand at fishing on the Birnam Hotel stretch of the River Tay, near Dunkeld in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1968.
41 of 76 Walter Iooss Jr./SI

Jack Nicklaus at the 1978 British Open

Jack Nicklaus at the 1978 British Open at St. Andrews.
42 of 76 Brian Morgan/Getty Images

Jack Boards His Plane

Jack Nicklaus of the USA boarding his plane (undated).
43 of 76 JOHN IACONO/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 PGA Championship

Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 PGA Championship at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
44 of 76 Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at the 1972 U.S. Open

Jack Nicklaus at the 1972 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
45 of 76 AP Photo

Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Arnold Palmer

Jack Nicklaus, left, Sam Snead, center, and Arnold Palmer get together at the first tee during practice for the 1962 British Open at Royal Troon.
46 of 76 Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Golf: Closeup portrait of Jack Nicklaus wearing Masters green blazer and sunglasses with cigarette in mouth. West Palm Beach, FL 2/10/1967 SET NUMBER: X12203 CREDIT: Walter Iooss Jr.

Jack Nicklaus channels Jack Nicholson in this 1967 photo.
47 of 76 BILL FOLEY/Jack Nicklaus Museum

Jack and Charlie Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus at his father Charlie's pharmacy in 1960.
48 of 76 Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus sitting at a table at Laurel Valley Country Club during the 1965 PGA Championship in Ligonier, Pa
49 of 76 James Drake/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at the 1971 PGA Championship

Jack Nicklaus at the 1971 PGA Championship at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
50 of 76 JOHN IACONO/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus and Bernard Langer

Jack Nicklaus and Bernard Langer at the 1986 Masters after Nicklaus' last major championship.
51 of 76 HEINZ KLUETMEIER/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at 1979 Masters

Jack Nicklaus chips at the 1979 Masters.
52 of 76 Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at the 1978 British Open

Jack Nicklaus at the 1978 British Open at St. Andrews.
53 of 76 Bettmann/Corbis

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus

Arnold Palmer playfully punches the chin of Jack Nicklaus after Nicklaus won the 1962 U.S. Open at the Oakmont Country Club in a playoff.
54 of 76 Bob Martin/Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus' Birdie Putt on 18 at 2005 British Open

Jack Nicklaus made a birdie putt on the 18th hole at the 2005 British Open at St. Andrews, his last hole ever at the event.
55 of 76 Bettmann/Corbis

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus at 1962 U.S. Open

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus check their drivers defore teeing off for a tie-breaking playoff in the 1962 US Open
56 of 76 Neil Leifer/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at the 1972 Masters

57 of 76 AP Photo

Bob Hope and Jack Nicklaus

Bob Hope with Jack Nicklaus during Pro-Am play at the Byron Nelson Classic in Dallas in 1968.
58 of 76 Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Friends and Rivals

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer pose for a portrait in 2003.
59 of 76 James Drake/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at 1963 Masters

Jack Nicklaus in action in the 1963 Masters Tournament.
60 of 76 Tony Triolo/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at the 1973 British Open

61 of 76 Marvin E. Newman/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at 1967 U.S. Open

Jack Nicklaus driving as Arnold Palmer looks on at the 1967 U.S. Open
62 of 76 John Dominis/Time & Life

Jack Nicklaus at 1962 U.S. Open

Watched by fans, American professional golfer Jack Nicklaus croches down to line up a shot during the 1962 U.S. Open.
63 of 76 John Iacono/Sports Illustrated

The Master

"The Bear has come out of hibernation." Jack Nicklaus at the 1986 Masters.
64 of 76 John G. Zimmerman/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at the 1959 U.S. Open

65 of 76 Leonard Kamsler

Jack Nicklaus' 1960s Swing Sequence

66 of 76 John Dominis/Time & Life

Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus at 1962 U.S. Open

Arnold Palmer congratulates Jack Nicklaus after the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont in Pittsburgh.
67 of 76 Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer walk to the third green during the Greats of Golf exhibition at the Insperity Championship at the Woodlands Country Club on May 4, 2013 in Woodlands, Texas.
68 of 76 Tony Triolo/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at the Finish

Jack Nicklaus at the 1978 British Open at St. Andrews.
69 of 76 Marvin E. Newman/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus 1964 Masters

Jack Nicklaus misses a birdie putt on the 16th hole at the 1964 Masters.
70 of 76 Tony Triolo/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield

Jack Nicklaus plays at 1972 British Open at Muirfield.
71 of 76 Marvin E. Newman/Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at 1967 U.S. Open

Jack Nicklaus breaks the U.S. Open record in 1967.
72 of 76 Gerry Cranham/Sports Illustrated

Tony Jacklin and Jack Nicklaus at the 1969 Ryder Cup

Tony Jacklin and Jack Nicklaus at the 1969 Ryder Cup at Royal Birkdale. The Cup ended in a tie that year when Nicklaus conceded a missable putt to Jacklin, a sportsmanship move for the ages.
73 of 76 Getty Images

Jack Nicklaus, George W. Bush

Jack Nicklaus received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2005.
74 of 76 Ben Van Hook/SI

Jack Nicklaus Course Designer

A portrait of Jack Nicklaus, the course designer, in North Palm Beach, Fla. in June 2014.
75 of 76 Al Tielemans

Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer at 2014 Masters

Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player fist-bump as Arnold Palmer looks on at the ceremonial opening tee shot at the 2014 Masters.
76 of 76 Walter Iooss Jr./Sports Illustrated

Jack Nicklaus at 1972 U.S. Open

Jack Nicklaus reacts to a shot in the final round of the 1972 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.