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Jack Nicklaus struck a dapper pose, with cigarette and Masters green jacket, in this classic Walter Iooss Jr. photograph from February 1967. The 26-year-old Nicklaus won his third Masters victory a few months after the photo was taken, edging Tommy Jacobs and Gay Brewer in an 18-hole Monday playoff. Jack got into the playoff by making up a three-stroke deficit in the last five holes. He pocketed $20,000 for his victory.
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Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer smoke as they wait to play their tee shots on the second hole at the 1966 Masters. A framed copy of this photo can be yours for sums ranging from $52.95 to $149.94, courtesy of EBay merchants.
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Arnold Palmer, cigarette in hand, surveys the action during the 1963 Thunderbird Classic Invitational at Westchester CC in Rye, NY. Palmer kicked his two-pack-a-day habit in the 1960s. You can read more in Mark H. McCormack's 1967 Sports Illustrated profile of the King.
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Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus take a smoke break during the PGA Championship in July of 1962 at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Penn. Nicklaus finished third behind Gary Player. He told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac in a 2012 interview that he quit smoking on the course after seeing film of himself with a cigarette during the 1962 U.S. Open.
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Arnold Palmer hands his club to a caddie while smoking a cigarette during Sunday play in the 1966 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. Palmer lost a seven shot lead to Billy Casper in the final nine holes. Casper won the Monday playoff, firing a 69 to Palmer's 73. Palmer quit smoking for good in 1970.
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Europe's Joachim Haeggman smokes a cigar as he celebrates with Miguel Angel Jimenez and Padraig Harrington after the European team won the 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills Country Club in Michigan. The Euros had good reason to smoke a victory cigar after winning, 18-1/2 to 9-1/2.
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Ben Hogan holds a cigarette as he talks with Jimmy Demaret during a practice round at Augusta National before the 1940 Masters. Demaret, who had won five times in nine starts, shot 67-72-70-71--280 to win the title by four shots over Lloyd Mangrum and collect $1,500. Hogan tied for tenth, 10 shots back.
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Ben Hogan takes a drag on his cigarette during Sunday play at the 1964 Masters. Hogan finished in a four-way tie for ninth at -1, 11 shots behind champion Arnold Palmer. Hogan reportedly quit smoking in his 70s.
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Ben Hogan smokes a cigarette on the tee during the 1970 Champions International Tournament at the Champions Golf Club in Houston. He tied for ninth at +3, five behind winner Gibby Gilbert. Hogan's last round on the PGA Tour came about a year later on the same course.
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Ben Hogan smokes during the 1960 Masters. Hogan finished tied for sixth at +1, seven strokes behind Arnold Palmerm who won his second Masters at -6, one shot better than Ken Venturi.
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Fuzzy Zoeller smokes a cigarette as he waits to tee off on the 17th hole during the second round of the 2008 U.S. Senior Open at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Fuzz, who won 10 times on the PGA Tour and the 1982 Masters, made the cut and finished tied for 49th.
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Miguel Angel Jimenez, sans pony tail, enjoys one of his trademark cigars during a practice round at the 2003 Masters. He shot 76-77 and missed the cut.
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We don't know who Miguel Angel Jimenez was talking to as he finished his cigar on the Whistling Straits range during the 2010 PGA Championship in Wisconsin. Whoever it was was no doubt lucky to be talking to the charismatic Spaniard.
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To the victor goes the spoils, as Miguel Angel Jimenez shows while enveloping himself and the champion's trophy in smoke during the 2012 Hong Kong Open. He shot a final-round 65 to edge Fredrick Andersson Hed of Sweden.
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Miguel Angel Jimenez hugs his 2010 Dubai Desert Classic trophy while polishing off another victory cigar. The Spaniard defeated Lee Westwood on the third hole of a playoff.
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Smoking is seemingly prohibited almost everywhere in California, but not golf courses. Miguel Angel Jimenez took advantage of that and seemed to be enjoying this cigar during a practice round before the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
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Perhaps the patron saint of all smokers on Tour, John Daly blows some smoke in an unamused Tom Watson's direction during the 1998 Skins Game in California.
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Wayne Gretzky, hockey great and future father-in-law to Dustin Johnson, smokes a cigar on the way to the second green at Michael Jordan's 2011 celebrity golf tournament at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.
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Greg Norman was likely trying to fit in with local custom when he donned this traditional garb and smoked tobacco from a hookah at a function following the 1997 Dubai Desert Classic.
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Fuzzy Zoeller grabs a smoke during the 1993 U.S. Open at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey.
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John Daly smokes a cigarette as he checks his yardage book during the third round of the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry. Daly, the 1995 Open Champion, finished at +4, six shots behind Tom Watson and eventual champion Stewart Cink.
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Darren Clarke, we presume? The Northern Irishman preferred a pipe while practicing for the 2006 Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates.
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John Daly smokes during the third round of the 49th Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in January 2008. Daly later slimmed down closer to 220 pounds.
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John Daly smokes a cigarette on No. 16 during a practice round for the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. The 1991 PGA Champion withdrew with a shoulder injury after shooting a 76 in the first round.
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A colorfully-attired John Daly smokes during a photo shoot for past Open champions at St. Andrews in 2010. Daly carded a first-round 66 but finished +1, 17 shots behind winner Louis Oosthuizen.
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A slimmed-down John Daly exhales cigarette smoke before hitting a tee shot during the first round of the 2011 PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Daly (77-76) missed the cut.
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Michael Jordan smokes a cigar during a pro-am round with Tiger Woods at the 2007 Wachovia Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, NC. Jordan, in an interview with Cigar Aficionado editor Marvin R. Shanken, said he would often smoke cigars when he was a member of the Chicago Bulls and battled Chicago traffic on his way to home games.
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John Daly didn't let a recovery shot stop him from enjoying a cigarette at the 2008 Australian Masters.
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John Daily hits a shot while smoking a cigarette during the 2008 Australian Masters.
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Daly emerges after hitting the rescue shot.
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Daly takes another smoke break at the Aussie Masters.
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Michael Jordan takes a drag from his cigar during the Canadian Open's Mike Weir pro-am in 2009. Jordan has said he didn't smoke cigars until Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf gave him one to celebrate the team's 1991 NBA championship.
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Spencer Levin smokes a cigarette on the 17th green at Doral during the 2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orland, Fla. Probably over-served spectators on the raucous 16th hole at the TPC Scottsdale supposedly tried to bum cigarettes from Levin during the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
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Spencer Levin exhales smoke before hitting a tee shot during the 2004 World Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico.
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A helpful Darren Clarke (right) assists Jesper Parnevik with his cigar following the final round of the 1998 Scandinavian Masters in Stockholm. Parnevik won the event for the second time in four years, three strokes ahead of Clarke.
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Darren Clarke takes a break from the second round of the 2000 Volvo PGA Championships to enjoy a cigar on the third hole. Clarke (-14) finished second to Colin Montgomerie's -17.
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Darren Clarke exhales an impressive cloud of smoke during a pro-am at the 2009 Omega European Masters in Switzerland.
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Darren Clarke takes a smoke break during the fourth round of the Barclays Scottish Open in 2010. He finished second, three shots behind Edoardo Molinari.