Jack Nicklaus: My Story

By Jack Nicklaus , with Ken Bowden
Read by Ian Esmo

18.55 Hours 12/01/1998 unabridged
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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: two US Amateurs, six Masters, four US Opens, three British Opens, and five US PGA Championships. This is Jack Nicklaus’ complete and compelling in-depth account of his legendary major triumphs, along with many other competition highlights—and lowlights—of one of the greatest sports careers of all time.

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Summary

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A USA Today Bestseller

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: two US Amateurs, six Masters, four US Opens, three British Opens, and five US PGA Championships.

This is Jack Nicklaus’ complete and compelling in-depth account of his legendary major triumphs, along with many other competition highlights—and lowlights—of one of the greatest sports careers of all time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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, Washington Times
“[Nicklaus] displays a mind-boggling ability to recall his best and worst shots, even at a remove of more than thirty years…Nicklaus pays tribute to his father, his teachers, his fellow players, many of whom offered him valuable tips over the years, and, above all, his wife, in his view the perfect partner. There are valuable hints on the mental set necessary to play superior golf and on matters of technique. No links fan will want to miss this warm and personal memoir by the greatest of the great.” Publishers Weekly
“Nicklaus is very calming in that unpretentious Midwestern way, and Ian Esmo’s reading is controlled and blissfully unintrusive. It’s like listening to the Golden Bear himself as he recounts the twenty major championships he won between 1959 and 1986.” AudioFile
“A clean hit, like a Nicklaus tee shot…Remarkably, the shot-by-shot accounts of the crucial holes of those twenty tournaments never turn dull…Rather, we see the action anew through the ever-analytical and remarkably humble eyes of the best golfer ever to swing a club.” Booklist
“With a graciousness and humility rarely found in sports biographies today, the Golden Bear relates his feelings about rivals (Arnold Palmer and more), heroes (Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan), and family. But it’s when he describes what he considers the key mental requirements for winning consistently and his own approach to getting ready for a tournament that Nicklaus reveals the temperament of a tenacious competitor driven by the absolute need to win. Recommended.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus was born in Columbus, Ohio, where he maintains a home. His awards include: winner of six Masters Tournaments (more than any other golfer), winner of five PGA Championships (more than any other golfer), named Golfer of the Century in 1988, and Sports Illustrated’s Athlete of the Decade for the 1970s. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 18.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English