Jack Nicklaus' wife Barbara honoured by PGA of America

Annika Sorenstam and Davis Love III get inducted into PGA of America Hall of Fame...

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Wed, 6 Nov 2019
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Annika Sorenstam and Davis Love III have been inducted into the PGA of America Hall of Fame, with Barbara Nicklaus receiving the PGA's Distinguished Service Award. 

Sorenstam has won 10 major championships and is the most decorated women's golfer of all time with 72 wins on the LPGA Tour. 

"It's an exciting evening and obviously to get your name next to some of these greats and legends and trailblazers in the game of golf is very special," said Sorenstam. 

"I was taken by surprise, a very positive surprise but I'm very honoured and glad to be here."

Love III was also awarded honours for a career that has seen him 21 PGA Tour titles, including the 1997 US PGA Championship. 

He also became the third oldest winner in PGA Tour history when clinching  the 2015 Wyndham Championship aged 51, trailing only Sam Snead and Art Wall Jr. 

Love also captained the winning United States Ryder Cup team in 2016. 

The First Lady of Golf, Barbara Nicklaus received the same award her husband and record 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus received in 2000. 

Barbara and Jack now become the second husband-wife duo to receive the honour.

"I was so proud of Jack and I was so proud of him and never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be answering your questions about this honour," said Barbara. "It's a wonderful honour and I'm thrilled."

Watch Jack and Barbara celebrate the achievement with a dance that will warm your heart...

 

 

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