Jack Nicklaus is a well-known former professional golfer who is considered as the greatest golfer of all time. He has a winning record of 18 major championships in his career. He has also finished inside the top ten many times in his career of more than 25 years. Nicklaus started to play professional golf in 1961. He retired in 2005. Let’s find out how much is Jack Nicklaus’s net worth in 2018.
Jack Nicklaus Early Life
Jack William Nicklaus was born on January 21, 1940, in Columbus, Ohio to his parents Charlie Nicklaus and Helen Nicklaus. He grew up in Upper Arlington, Ohio.
He went to Upper Arlington High School where he used to play basketball. For his college, Nicklaus went to Ohio State University and used to play golf. He started playing gold when he was ten years old. At 12, he became Ohio State Junior Champion. At 13, he was the youngest qualifier in the U.S. Junior Amateur.
In 1960, Jack Nicklaus got married to Barbara Bush. At the time of his marriage, he was twenty years old. The couple has five children named Michael, Gary, Nancy, Steven, and Jack, Jr.
In 1972, he was conferred with an honorary doctorate by the Ohio State University.
Jack Nicklaus Career, Awards & Achievement
Jack Nicklaus started playing golf from a young age and was the winner of International Jaycee Junior Golf Tournament in 1957. At the age of 19, he went on to win Woodhill Country Club and Prairie Dunes Country Club. While still in college, he twice won the U.S. Amateur and also the NCAA Championship.
He won the 1959 and 1961 Walker Cup and won both the events by representing the USA. In 1962, he started his professional PGA Tour. His first professional victory was in the U.S. Open in 1962. Nicklaus then went on to win the Portland Open and Seattle Open.
In 1963, he won the PGA Championships and also the Masters. He became the first consecutive winner of Masters event in 1965 and 1966. In 1971, he became the first player to win all the four majors two times in his career.
In 1980, Jack Nicklaus won his 4th U.S. Open title and his fifth PGA Championship. At the age of 46, he won his 6th Masters in 1986. In 1990, he started to play on the Senior PGA Tour. He has won all the seven Senior Majors in his career.
He has also written several books and is the founder of Memorial Tournament.
Awards & Achievements
Jack Nicklaus has thrice won the Players Championship. He was named as the Florida Athlete of the Century. In 2006, he was inducted into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame. In 2009, the Golf Writers Association of America conferred Nicklaus with the Charlie Bartlett Award. He had also received the National Pathfinder Award in 2009. In 2015, he received the Congressional Gold Medal. He has received many other awards and honors in his career.
Net Worth of Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus has an estimated net worth of more than $350 million. He made this money from his career as the most successful professional golf player in the world. He has won many titles including the PGA Tour Money Winner.
Jack Nicklaus is considered one of the most popular golfers in the world. He has won 18 career championships and has also helped design many golf courses like the Harbour Town Golf Links. Nicklaus’s is the owner of the world’s largest golf course design company. His popularity has also made him appeared in golf computer games. He has received several accolades, and for his contribution to golf, he received the ESPY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.