Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, And Gary Player: The Legend Of Golf

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Ding! The solid thump of a club hitting a golf ball is a wonderful yet soothing sound. Would this even be a sound that golf enthusiasts enjoy without some of golf’s biggest legends? The game of golf is getting stronger and part of that reason is because of some major golf legends. “Youth playing the game has increased by 20% from 2.5 million in 2010 to 3 million in 2015,”(Heitner). Some of golf’s major legends are Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Gary Player. Along with these golf legends there are some golfers today making a name for themselves. Some of these golfers include, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, and Jason Day. All of these golfers might be from different times, but they all play/played the same game we all know and…show more content…
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. Golf teaches you how to behave,” (Jack…show more content…
One of these players is Phil Mickelson. Phil is one of the best golfers today and of all time. Phil is one of the best short game players of all time. He has also won many titles and won many other competition. Phil causes a lot of kids to practice harder and become better golfers, because he has made so many amazing golf shots. Phil also sets the standards for the golfers like he says, “The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win,”(Mickelson). Phil is a very great person and an even better golfer. This is amazing that kids today look up to such a great person and golfer, that person being Phil.
All of these players, dead or alive, leave their footprints for the future generations of golf. Golf as a whole right now can be seen two different ways, it is hard to tell if the sport is dying or growing right now. The numbers show that golf is growing. “Participation in PGA Junior League Golf – a team format for boys and girls 13 and under – has increased 233 percent since
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