Jack Nicklaus has never been much of a gambling man — well, other than trying to cut off the occasional dogleg or drive the green on a short par-4.
But there was that one time, the 18-time major champion said Tuesday during his annual round with the media at the Memorial Tournament.
“I’ll tell you, I’ve placed my one and only bet on the game of golf,” Nicklaus began.
He said that his sole golf wager came back in 1960, when he was an amateur out of Ohio State with aspirations of working for his father’s pharmacy. In those days, Nicklaus was far from a household name. Far enough from one, in fact, to be a distant long shot in that year’s national championship.