20-TIME MAJOR CHAMPION
Legacy factor: The death of Arnold Palmer in 2016 was a reminder of how long the great golfers remain part of our lives. Nicklaus, along with Gary Player, is one of the last remaining links to golf’s great golden era, when the game and television became deeply entwined.
On Tour today: Jack’s Tour presence lives on in The Memorial Tournament, which he hosts each year at his Muirfield Village Country Club, in Ohio.
His dual role: Nicklaus occupies a place as golf’s premier elder statesman, in addition to being a prolific designer. He has over 375 courses open for play in 36 countries, with another 45 in development.