Golden Bear honoured with room at USGA Museum

Every one of the items had a story to tell.

And those who attended the official opening of the Jack Nicklaus Room at the USGA Museum in Far Hills, New Jersey last week were able to hear some of those tales from The Golden Bear himself.

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The newest room at the museum included 82 artefacts that span the length of Nicklaus’ amazing career.

Among the items in the exhibit is a MacGregor Tommy Armour three-wood that Jack used from 1958 through until 1995.

The club was in Jack’s bag for each of his record 18 major championship victories.

Also included among the exhibits are a few personal items like a wedding invitation and napkin from Jack and Barbara’s marriage celebration on July 23, 1960, and a pair of caddie overalls worn by Jack Nicklaus II during his father’s final major win, the 1986 Masters.

“All I was trying to do was be the best player that I could be,” Nicklaus said at the opening.

“This was lovely of the USGA to honour the Nicklaus family with this great room.”

“A lot of things have happened in my life that I feel honoured to have achieved. It [career] was pretty special.”

“I always tried to do the right thing in the game and I hope it came off that way.”

“Anyone who goes in there will get a pretty good sense of the history of the game and what it’s all about.”

Nicklaus joined Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer and Mickey Wright as the only players to be commemorated with their own room at the museum.