Jack Nicklaus: My Storyby Jack Nicklaus, Ken Bowden (With)
Over the half millennium and more that golf has existed, no player has come within even sighting distance of Jack Nicklaus’ incredible achievements. During his more than forty-year career as champion amateur, dominating professional, and senior star, the Golden Bear has won almost one hundred tournaments around the world. Topping that astounding achievement are his record twenty major-championship victories. This is Jack Nicklaus’ complete and compelling inside, in-depth account of his legendary triumphs, along with many other competition highlightsand some lowlights,of one of the greatest sports careers of all time. The most important golf autobiography since that of Nicklaus’ boyhood hero, Bobby Jones. A chronicle of rare insight and depth. It manages to increase the reputation of its subject. And like him, it will last.Jay Nordlinger, The Washington Times
-- Jay Nordlinger, The Washington Times
"A must read for golfers of all ages. A wonderful book with insights into the great man's life and thoughts. Everyone who enjoys the game should get a copy, curl up in a comfortable chair and lose yourself in his wonderland."
-- Stan Hunt, The Pilot
- Simon & Schuster
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Meet the Author
Jack Nicklaus was born in 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, and maintains a home there and in Florida. Widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, he has achieved a record twenty major championship victories, consisting of two U.S. Amateurs, six Masters (also a record), four U.S. Opens, three British Opens, and five PGA Championships. The winner of more than 100 professional tournaments around the world, Nicklaus was named Golfer of the Century in 1988.
Ken Bowden was the editorial director of both Europe's and America's premier golf magazines, and has collaborated with Nicklaus on eleven books. Since first watching Nicklaus compete in 1959, Bowden has witnessed a great many of Jack's achievements first-hand.
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This was a very entertaining and easy to read autobiography, but it seemed like there was too much bragging on the author's part. It wasn't the wins that this great golfer had that made it seem like he was bragging-I mean if you win 20 majors, how do you not describe them w/o bragging. Instead though, it was the fact that he has such an ego, that it seems like everything he did, he was just such a wonderful person who never did anything wrong. I mean, sure, maybe he never stole a freight train, but this guy just tells stories about himself that makes him out to be such a wonderful, model person. I'm not saying he wasn't, but there has to be something this guy did wrong. All in all, it was a good read though, and I would recommend it to any golf fan. I thought it was very interesting how Jack had 20 chapters in the book to match his twenty majors.