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October 31, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
One of golf's greatest ambassadors, not to mention players, made a quick stop in Los Angeles last weekend. The Golden Bear was here to get an award, but his presence gave as much as it received. Jack Nicklaus was the 12th winner of the Westcoast Sports Associates Roy Firestone Award. Broadcast personality Firestone and his group have used this annual event to raise money for Southern California youth sports and sports marketing.
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June 21, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Geoff Ogilvy's winning score of five over par at the U.S. Open is an indication of just how difficult the Winged Foot course was. As NBC's Gary Koch pointed out, when the 1974 Open was played there, Jack Nicklaus, who finished tied for 10th place, was asked his opinion of the finishing holes. "The last 18 are very difficult," Nicklaus said. * Trivia time: This year's U.S. Open had a purse of $6.8 million. The largest purse in golf is the Players Championship's $8 million.
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April 11, 2006 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
There was nothing wrong with the way Fred Couples was striking the ball Sunday during the final round of the Masters. Putting was another matter. Couples, 46, was five under par and one shot behind Phil Mickelson when he three-putted from 40 feet for a bogey at the par-four, 505-yard 11th hole. Worse yet, he three-putted from five feet at No. 14. "I really don't feel like I'm 46," said Couples, a Masters champion in 1992. "I certainly didn't hit the ball like I was 46.
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August 11, 2005 | Thomas Bonk and Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writers
Jack Nicklaus, who won the U.S. Open twice at Baltusrol, said he wouldn't be stunned if Tiger Woods does it this time in the PGA Championship. Nicklaus said he had a long chat with Woods on Tuesday night. "Tiger's playing very well. I told him, I said I thought his swing plane at the British Open was the best I'd ever seen it," Nicklaus said. "I mean, I've seen Tiger's swing a lot in the last few years and I didn't think [it] was where he probably wanted it.
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July 16, 2005 | BILL PLASCHKE
For five hours they cheered, standing in scratchy heather, hanging from attic windows, wobbling deep on the cobblestone streets, reaching deep into the Scottish heart. For five hours Friday, hole after hole, shot by shot, golf's historic home cheered the final walk of history's best golfer. But what could Jack Nicklaus, struggling against an ancient wind and a 65-year-old body, give them in return? He botched putts. He wandered into shrubs. He hit backward out of a bunker.
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July 16, 2005 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
From the road alongside the 18th green of the Old Course, from the grandstands, from windows and balconies and rooftops, applause cascaded upon Jack Nicklaus, a 65-year-old golf legend playing his last round in a major championship. It ended, appropriately, with a long birdie putt, a wave to the fans and, after he wiped away tears, a short walk up the steps of the weathered, gray, stone clubhouse of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.
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July 16, 2005 | Mike Penner
Two career courses collided on the 18th fairway Friday on the Old Course, the record holder trudging reluctantly to the finish, the challenger trying aggressively to close the gap. While Jack Nicklaus prepared to take his next-to-last shot at the British Open, TNT flashed a graphic of the leaderboard, which was topped by Tiger Woods, then on No. 15, 11 under par for the tournament. "Oh, by the way," Ernie Johnson voiced over the graphic, "Tiger with a par at 15.
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July 13, 2005 | Bill Plaschke
It was as if the North Sea were suddenly aboil, black clouds swirling through the once-blue canopy above its waters. Moments later, across a street and over a tee box, a chilling wind swept across the 18th fairway of the overheated Old Course. "Can you feel that?" Tom Watson shouted to the several hundred folks sweating on the adjoining road. "Can you feel that?" Yes, they could, but for a different reason as, moments later, Watson began walking home with that gale force named Nicklaus.
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June 4, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Nicklaus pressed both hands to his lips for a farewell kiss to the crowd as he walked off the 18th green Friday afternoon at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. Two groups behind him, Tiger Woods moved quickly into contention. An emotional day at Muirfield Village ended with Jeff Sluman, whom Nicklaus picked as an assistant captain at the last Presidents Cup, staying atop the leaderboard after a one-under-par 71, putting him at eight-under 136.
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