Jack Nicklaus Quotes

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Jack Nicklaus Quotes

The golf course is always in good shape. Paul Latshaw does a reasonable job.
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Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.

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He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.

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Mostly I built golf courses the way I played golf, which was left-to-right. But I learned very rapidly that people wanted to see more than just the way I played golf and that I had to balance up what I was doing, right-to-left, left-to-right, etc.

— Jack Nicklaus

And, of course, I'm constantly energized by designing courses around the world.

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Writers have told me more than once that I'm a better interview in defeat than in victory, which is a compliment I am extremely proud of.

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I think that Pebble Beach is my favorite golf course to go to. I think Augusta is my favorite place to go play golf.

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I think I fail a bit less than everyone else.

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But if I played well and prepared myself properly, then all I had to do was control myself and put myself in a position to win.

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Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you're the best.

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Pursue what you love, what you are passionate about. Don't let somebody else dictate your life's path.

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Talent isn't as important as the work and dedication necessary to become competent.

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The successful people seem to have blinders on. Everything is straight ahead. They go forward and know exactly what they're going to do once they've made up their mind to do it, and by God they don't look sideways.

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Golf is not, and never has been, a fair game.

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I never used golf as a job. I used it as a game. I always thought if I played the game well, my financial rewards would be there, but it came from, because I played well. But I had to play well to get the financial rewards.

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Nobody ever remembers who finished second at anything.

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Bob Ford is a great guy. He's a great friend. He's done a great job at Oakmont and Seminole. He's a very quiet man. He doesn't get in the middle of everything, but he understands what a nice job he's done at both places.

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I don't play much golf anymore. I can't - if I break 80, I'm doing pretty well.

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I couldn't care less who I'm paired with. There's nobody I've ever played better or worse with, thank goodness. You don't want any factor to be outside your control. What if Arnie's Army had bothered me? What id I'd said, "Oh geez, I'm paired with Palmer," I'd never had beaten him.

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Any golfer worth his salt has to cross the sea and try to win the British Open.

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Reflection is a scene that I will cherish forever.

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One of the worst mistakes you can make in golf is trying to force the game.

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The holes are numbered.

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At a certain point in the [golf] tournament, it becomes a match play event and becomes a match play event against who is on the leaderboard, so you have to know who is there to do what you're going to try to do.

— Jack Nicklaus

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