Wednesday, November 28
Jack Nicklaus to Youth: Don’t Just Play Golf
Sergio Garcia and Greg Norman watch Jack Nicklaus tee off.
In a story published yesterday at Golf.com, Jack Nicklaus said that specializing in golf at a young age is idiotic.
“To play all the sports is great,” Jack was quoted as saying. “I played everything. My dad played everything. Golf to me was just another sport until I was about 19. When I won the National Amateur at 19, I finally said, ‘Hmm, I must be a little better than I think I am.’”
Added Nicklaus: “Eventually, if you want to specialize in something, that's fine. But go out and enjoy, and be happy to be able to play other things.”
The Armchair Golfer
Tomorrow: Interview with Fred Hawkins, who talks about competing with Ben Hogan.