Friday, March 27
VIDEO: Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Jack Nicklaus
ONLY SEVEN ATHLETES HAVE BEEN AWARDED the Congressional Gold Medal, including three golfers: Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer and, on Tuesday, Jack Nicklaus.
As the Washington Post reported, "The award honors those 'who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.'"
That certainly fits the Golden Bear.
The above video is the entire ceremony, nearly 90 minutes long. There are several speeches, but the ones to skip to are Jack's at 1:06 and son Jackie's at 32:00.