Jack Nicklaus, 1962
1962Champion: Jack Nicklaus*Avg. score for the field: 75.86Rounds under par for field: 19Purse: $81,600Entries: 2,475*Defeated Arnold Palmer in a playoff.HISTORY LESSONOn the 13th green of his 18-hole playoff with Arnold Palmer, Nicklaus struck a birdie putt, picked up his cigarette, then left it dangling from his lips as he tapped in for par. Months later, while watching a tape of the scene, Nicklaus found it so distasteful that he swore off smoking while playing tournament rounds (although hecontinued to light up off the course). Nicklaus, for the record, no longer smokes, period.