He was born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio. He was introduced to golf by his dad, when his dad picked up the sport to help heal a broken ankle. Jack was deemed the nickname The Golden Bear because of his ability to smash long drives, but keep great control near the greens, without any nerves. “He is also in the running as one of the best golfers of all time along with Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, etc,” (Jack Nicklaus). Jack was a very popular golfer during his time and even more popular today one famous quote from Jack was, “A kid grows up a lot faster on the golf course.
While golf has grown more and more popular over the past century, there is more interest in golf because of four individuals. Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. Bobby Jones established golf as an American game, displaying that it was not a game for only the wealthy. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus captured the interest of millions across the country through television. Tiger Woods has crossed golf’s ethnic and social barriers to prove that golf is a sport for all American social, economic, and ethnic groups.
Shiny, Sharp, and Super Spieth "He has the 'it' factor, and, as he calls it, the ability to get it done. [The fact that] he gets it done is the bottom line." (Johnny Miller) Jordan Spieth is the newest thing on the PGA Tour. From being the first golfer to have a sponsorship with Under Armour to his incredible distance he hits the ball, Spieth has caught the attention of young and old watchers. Spieth is a professional golfer on the PGA Tour.
All this information peaked more interest on American golf professionals. The culture of American sports has changed drastically over the past 100 years. Golf was evolving and developing during this time. Some of the people that have really paved the way were Walter Hagen who was the first star in the earliest PGA tour Walter’s 11 major titles over his career and earned the most money at the time around one million. Top three players named Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player known as the big three of their time and currently Tiger Woods.
(4) Jack Nicklaus doesn’t play the kind of golf he was once able to, but he still never fails to disappoint his fans, such as when he recorded a hole-in-one in 2003 at the Senior British Open. (1) The mark he has left on the game of golf is undeniable and indisputable, and he will certainly be remembered as one of the greatest to ever play the game for generations to come. Page 5 Works Cited 1. www.pgatour.com 2. www.nicklaus.com/nicklausfacts/ 3. The Volume Library, Book II. Copyright 1999, Southwestern Company, Nashville, TN 4.
When I practiced it was alone or with my dad and neither one of us ever brought up my imperfections unless it was in a golf shot. I didn’t feel fat I wasn’t slow or clumsy, I could compete, and win. In tournaments I’m sure that kids thought something about my appearance and being kids would have loved to taunt. But its extremely hard to tease the guy holding the trophy. Winning golf tournaments to me was and is one of the most exhilarating feelings I have ever experienced.
Now, twenty-six years later, he glides through the toughest, most widely respected golf courses in the world as if he was born to win. Golf course owners and managers change the distance from the tee-boxes to the hole in order to make the course more difficult for Tiger. He makes most courses look easy to play well on, despite the actual level of difficulty. He is the youngest player to win the Masters Tournament in the history of golf. Tiger makes over one million per tournament in which he places in t...
So, he started working on his form and swing with his coach, Butch Ha... ... middle of paper ... ...for introducing the sport to him and helping him along the way. But much of Tiger’s expertise comes from determination and hard work, just like anything does. He would not be as good as he is today, if it weren’t for the determination and passion he has for the game of golf. Because of this, he is the best golfer in the world today, and perhaps the best golfer anyone has ever seen. Tiger Woods is a great legend in the game of golf, and he still has many more years to prove how great of a player he really is.
Peter Keen is the performance manger from UK Sport. For Great Britain this became the most successful Olympic Games ever I am Lars Vermeulen, I am 16 years old and I am in 10th grade. I also have a dream, I want to become a professional golfer on the PGA Tour. I am not on that level yet at the moment I play a 4.1 handicap but if I want my dream to come through, I need to according to Peter Keen turn my dream into a powerful vision . At the moment I play against the best players from my age category but to reach my goal.
I often go back and watch a clip of Tiger Woods in the 2008 U.S. Open. On the 18th hole he made a 20-foot putt to win the golf tournament. Every time I go back and watch this clip the chills run through my body because of the excitement. I usually ask myself how a person can get so good like he did. Most people will say the answer is talent and they are correct.