Living golf legend Jack Nicklaus makes sad admission

Jack Nicklaus made a few self-deprecating comments about the state of his golf game at a recent trip to PGA National to host a clinic.

Living golf legend Jack Nicklaus makes sad admission
Living golf legend Jack Nicklaus makes sad admission

Jack Nicklaus has revealed he has not swung a golf club since getting the 47th Masters underway as an honorary starter. 

The Golden Bear, now 83 years old, made the admission at a recent clinic at PGA National. 

Hall-of-famer Nicklaus was taking part in a charity day for the Conquer Cancer Foundation alongside Augusta National's newest member, Annika Sorenstam, and Ernie Els, per a report by the Palm Beach Post. 

Nicklaus did not take his clubs to the clinic and left it to the Big Easy and Ms. 59 to hit some golf shots. 

But nonetheless he appeared in good spirits and offered a few self-deprecating words about the state of his game. 

"I would like to go play again," he said. [But] I play so poorly it's just really not any fun. And I run out of golf balls."

He added: "People always say they want to play how I do. Well, now they can. In fact, I don't think I want to play like I do."

Nicklaus won a record 18 majors during his illustrious playing career, including 120 professional events worldwide. He won 73 times on the PGA Tour. 

The living legend appears to be reining it in these days with regards to his public appearances. 

Last July he confirmed he wouldn't be making anymore trips across the pond to attend the Open. According to Sir Nick Faldo, he had attendees at the past champions' dinner in floods of tears

In other Nicklaus news, he has been embroiled in a legal battle with his own company. In May 2022, a complaint was filed to the Supreme Court by Nicklaus Companies, accusing the golfer of breach of contract, tortious interference and breach of fiduciary duty. 

Nicklaus has had some significant legal victories thus far in the lawsuit, with a judge dismissing five of seven complaints. 

The lawsuit presses ahead though

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