“All I can say is wow. It’s amazing, just amazing. I’ve been so close so many times this year and to win one, wow!” Danny Lee on winning the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic
“This trip is my first time to Europe, and I have played well. France was my dad’s favourite place to tour when he was playing with the All Blacks. I think it’s the same for me. It’s my favourite place in the world at the moment.” Ryan Fox after his European Challenge Tour win in France
‘’He doesn’t beat you because he hits it further. Tiger’s intimidation was that he always did something amazing. Jordan — don’t get me wrong, his body of work is amazing — but he doesn’t beat you with a crazy par or a crazy chip-in from the back of the 14th at Muirfield (Village). He just beats you because he’s better.’’ Geoff Ogilvy on Jordan Spieth
“It’s always been a magical place. That atmosphere on holes No 1 and 18, you feel like the walls are watching. There could be not a soul around, but it has that magical vibe about it, and you almost feel like your adrenaline is going and you could be the only person around. ” Justin Rose describes playing the Old Course at St Andrews
“The toolbox is kind of half empty of the tools I used to be able to play good golf with. Those tools are missing right now or pretty rusty… rusty like me.” Tom Watson on playing his last Open Championship
The career of one of the world’s greatest ever golfers has been immortalised with the opening of the Jack Nicklaus Room at the United States Golf Association Museum in New Jersey, US. The room, which celebrates the life and career of the 18-time major champion, joins galleries that honour Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Mickey Wright.
The room contains more than 80 artefacts, many of them on loan from the Jack Nicklaus Museum in Columbus, Ohio. Among the collection is the MacGregor Tommy Armour 3-wood that Nicklaus used from 1958 to 1995. It was in his bag when he won his 18 major championships.
Another well-known club is the ‘White Fang’, the Bull’s Eye putter by Acushnet.
Nicklaus switched to this putter before the 1967 US Open. With it, he made eight birdies in a final round 65 to win his second US Open.
At the opening of the room, Nicklaus said: “The USGA has had a great influence on my career and helped shape my love of the game since I first picked up a club at age ten.
“My association with them — from the championships I played to the USGA leaders who have impacted my life — is one I have always valued. For them to recognise my career and life with this addition to the USGA Museum is humbling and meaningful to me and my family.
“I hope this room provides guests the opportunity to share some of the cherished memories I have, but more important, I hope parts of it can help educate a new generation of golfers and golf fans about our collective work to grow this great game.”