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(Instagram)   Most golfers dream of one day shooting their age. Then there's Jack Nicklaus   ( instagram.com) divider line
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2017-03-16 10:15:31 AM  
Winter rules.
 
2017-03-16 11:38:13 AM  
Good for him.
 
2017-03-16 04:53:22 PM  
The Greatest
 
2017-03-16 05:06:47 PM  
I love his iced tea.
 
2017-03-16 05:35:59 PM  
Member when Tiger Woods was gonna surpass him?

I member
 
2017-03-16 05:37:01 PM  

natural316: Member when Tiger Woods was gonna surpass him?

I member


Dammit that was Arnold Palmer, I'll leave now
 
2017-03-16 06:05:52 PM  
just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.
 
2017-03-16 06:25:44 PM  
Twice I've tried to post something snarky but after minimal thought, I don't think Nicklaus and snarky go together.
 
2017-03-16 06:50:20 PM  

T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.


1969, at the Ryder Cup, Nicklaus hit a putt to tie the match, and his opponent had about a 3-footer left. If he hits it, the Ryder Cup is a tie. If he misses, the US wins. Nicklaus picks up the guy's ball, concedes his putt, and says "I don't think you were going to miss, and under the circumstances, I wasn't going to give you the opportunity."

So, yeah, he's pretty honest there.

He's also said the coolest thing I've ever heard from a golfer. I saw an interview with him about 15 years ago, and the interviewer asked him about having fun playing golf. Nicklaus says "You've got to understand, my idea of having fun on the golf course isn't going out with three buddies on the weekend and playing 18 holes. To me, a fun day on the golf course is walking up the 18th fairway at Augusta on Sunday with a two stroke lead in the Masters. Now that's fun."
 
2017-03-16 06:55:29 PM  

Gonz: T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.

1969, at the Ryder Cup, Nicklaus hit a putt to tie the match, and his opponent had about a 3-footer left. If he hits it, the Ryder Cup is a tie. If he misses, the US wins. Nicklaus picks up the guy's ball, concedes his putt, and says "I don't think you were going to miss, and under the circumstances, I wasn't going to give you the opportunity."

So, yeah, he's pretty honest there.

He's also said the coolest thing I've ever heard from a golfer. I saw an interview with him about 15 years ago, and the interviewer asked him about having fun playing golf. Nicklaus says "You've got to understand, my idea of having fun on the golf course isn't going out with three buddies on the weekend and playing 18 holes. To me, a fun day on the golf course is walking up the 18th fairway at Augusta on Sunday with a two stroke lead in the Masters. Now that's fun."


Ugh, my idea of fun is hitting the ball straight.
 
2017-03-16 08:44:01 PM  

T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.


Not only the best golfer but one of the best losers.
 
2017-03-16 09:15:01 PM  
Id LOVE to hit my age.  48 on the first hole is a great thing to shoot for!
 
2017-03-16 09:32:01 PM  

Warchild: I love his iced tea.


That's lemonade.
 
2017-03-16 09:57:05 PM  

IlGreven: Warchild: I love his iced tea.

That's lemonade.


You're right. My mistake.
 
2017-03-16 10:02:28 PM  

Warchild: IlGreven: Warchild: I love his iced tea.

That's lemonade.

You're right. My mistake.


You're both half one quarter right.
 
2017-03-16 10:15:31 PM  

upndn: Twice I've tried to post something snarky but after minimal thought, I don't think Nicklaus and snarky go together.


What? Jack is certainly a bit bristly. When asked how important it was for him to have his son caddying street a big win he said, 'Well, someone had to carry the bag'. He wasn't laughing.
 
2017-03-16 10:18:37 PM  
I shot my age when I was 12. Just about every hole
 
2017-03-17 05:20:16 AM  
I shoot my age every time I play.  Usually about the 12th or 13th hole.

/usually golf in the mid to high 70's.  After that it gets to hot.
//Hit two good balls the other day. Stepped on a rake.
///veal waitress.
 
2017-03-17 05:29:54 AM  
Sandbagger
 
2017-03-17 07:28:53 AM  

T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.


Clearly this guy, whoever he is, doesn't understand the warrior's code. Must be a democrat.
 
2017-03-17 07:29:16 AM  

Gonz: T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.

1969, at the Ryder Cup, Nicklaus hit a putt to tie the match, and his opponent had about a 3-footer left. If he hits it, the Ryder Cup is a tie. If he misses, the US wins. Nicklaus picks up the guy's ball, concedes his putt, and says "I don't think you were going to miss, and under the circumstances, I wasn't going to give you the opportunity."

So, yeah, he's pretty honest there.

He's also said the coolest thing I've ever heard from a golfer. I saw an interview with him about 15 years ago, and the interviewer asked him about having fun playing golf. Nicklaus says "You've got to understand, my idea of having fun on the golf course isn't going out with three buddies on the weekend and playing 18 holes. To me, a fun day on the golf course is walking up the 18th fairway at Augusta on Sunday with a two stroke lead in the Masters. Now that's fun."


He was the special guest at the NCAA Championship one year, and I was part of the typical media scrum. He talked, took some questions, and one of the handlers -- no doubt a student SID from the school hosting the tournament -- said "Mr. Nicklaus will take one more question and then he has to leave." Jack looks at his watch and says, "Actually, I have no place to be until dinner at 7. Ask whatever you'd like."
This was a good solid 10 years ago, so it was still possible that Tiger would win 19 majors. He said, "And I'd be the first to shake his hand if that happens."
 
2017-03-17 07:30:29 AM  
My idea of a good day on the golf course is not having to buy more balls at the turn.
 
2017-03-17 08:34:25 AM  
foo monkey:
Ugh, my idea of fun is hitting the ball straight.

So that's what I'm doing wrong.  I should try that sometime.  I always thought the fairway was just cut short to make it easier to walk back and forth to each side to retrieve my ball.
 
2017-03-17 09:19:03 AM  

upndn: Twice I've tried to post something snarky but after minimal thought, I don't think Nicklaus and snarky go together.


Hes been plenty snarky.  Hes a competitor, one of the greatest in sports history.  Hes pissed many people off.  But hes also a great dude.

Most people at the very top of their sport all time were dicks.
 
2017-03-17 11:59:08 AM  

There are some who call me Tim: foo monkey:
Ugh, my idea of fun is hitting the ball straight.

So that's what I'm doing wrong.  I should try that sometime.  I always thought the fairway was just cut short to make it easier to walk back and forth to each side to retrieve my ball.


There's a reason I pay greens fees, not fairway fees.  I use every green, but only a few of the fairways.
 
2017-03-17 12:31:19 PM  

JohnBigBootay: upndn: Twice I've tried to post something snarky but after minimal thought, I don't think Nicklaus and snarky go together.

What? Jack is certainly a bit bristly. When asked how important it was for him to have his son caddying street a big win he said, 'Well, someone had to carry the bag'. He wasn't laughing.


Yeah, this.  Nicklaus is being portrayed as a saint.  Most folks in this thread don't remember the 60's and 70's.  I do.   A lot of people have lost lots of money because of him.
 
2017-03-17 12:42:48 PM  

Crewmannumber6: T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.

Clearly this guy, whoever he is, doesn't understand the warrior's code. Must be a democrat.


No, he has standards and convictions of right and wrong and good sportsmanship. Can't be a democrat
 
2017-03-17 01:16:57 PM  

happydude45: Crewmannumber6: T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.

Clearly this guy, whoever he is, doesn't understand the warrior's code. Must be a democrat.

No, he has standards and convictions of right and wrong and good sportsmanship. Can't be a democrat


No, he's republican.  Has to be, he's screwed people out of millions while he walked away.

/take that shiat to the politics tab
 
2017-03-17 03:02:37 PM  

T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.


It's always a good move.

If you lose, at least the guy you were rooting for won. If the guy you were rooting for lost, then you won.
 
2017-03-17 03:44:53 PM  

stir22: happydude45: Crewmannumber6: T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.

Clearly this guy, whoever he is, doesn't understand the warrior's code. Must be a democrat.

No, he has standards and convictions of right and wrong and good sportsmanship. Can't be a democrat

No, he's republican.  Has to be, he's screwed people out of millions while he walked away.

/take that shiat to the politics tab


You fail to note that I was merely responding to the person who first brought politcs into this discussion, but don't let things like facts bother you.
 
2017-03-17 03:57:48 PM  

stir22: JohnBigBootay: upndn: Twice I've tried to post something snarky but after minimal thought, I don't think Nicklaus and snarky go together.

What? Jack is certainly a bit bristly. When asked how important it was for him to have his son caddying street a big win he said, 'Well, someone had to carry the bag'. He wasn't laughing.

Yeah, this.  Nicklaus is being portrayed as a saint.  Most folks in this thread don't remember the 60's and 70's.  I do.   A lot of people have lost lots of money because of him.


Jack is awesome. And I don't think he's a bad guy at all - his history is well-documented and speaks for itself. But he could come off as a somewhat sensitive jerk - at the very least he was 'curt', not a real personable dude.  And he was pretty terrible on the mike. There's no need to repaint him as a saint or  generous or a sweetheart or the gentlemen's gentlemen. You know who would hate that shiat? Jack would hate that shiat.
 
2017-03-17 04:10:47 PM  

happydude45: stir22: happydude45: Crewmannumber6: T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.

Clearly this guy, whoever he is, doesn't understand the warrior's code. Must be a democrat.

No, he has standards and convictions of right and wrong and good sportsmanship. Can't be a democrat

No, he's republican.  Has to be, he's screwed people out of millions while he walked away.

/take that shiat to the politics tab

You fail to note that I was merely responding to the person who first brought politcs into this discussion, but don't let things like facts bother you.


Apparently sarcasm doesn't translate well in this medium
 
2017-03-17 04:16:35 PM  

JohnBigBootay: stir22: JohnBigBootay: upndn: Twice I've tried to post something snarky but after minimal thought, I don't think Nicklaus and snarky go together.

What? Jack is certainly a bit bristly. When asked how important it was for him to have his son caddying street a big win he said, 'Well, someone had to carry the bag'. He wasn't laughing.

Yeah, this.  Nicklaus is being portrayed as a saint.  Most folks in this thread don't remember the 60's and 70's.  I do.   A lot of people have lost lots of money because of him.

Jack is awesome. And I don't think he's a bad guy at all - his history is well-documented and speaks for itself. But he could come off as a somewhat sensitive jerk - at the very least he was 'curt', not a real personable dude.  And he was pretty terrible on the mike. There's no need to repaint him as a saint or  generous or a sweetheart or the gentlemen's gentlemen. You know who would hate that shiat? Jack would hate that shiat.


He was a star even in college.  My mother had a class at OSU with his then-girlfriend, and he would often meet her after class.  BMOC, everybody swooning over him, etc.  I imaging after a few decades that gets pretty tiring.
 
2017-03-17 04:25:07 PM  

happydude45: stir22: happydude45: Crewmannumber6: T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.

Clearly this guy, whoever he is, doesn't understand the warrior's code. Must be a democrat.

No, he has standards and convictions of right and wrong and good sportsmanship. Can't be a democrat

No, he's republican.  Has to be, he's screwed people out of millions while he walked away.

/take that shiat to the politics tab

You fail to note that I was merely responding to the person who first brought politcs into this discussion, but don't let things like facts bother you.


Heh.  You are correct,  sir!! I apologize- have a nice evening!
 
2017-03-17 05:35:21 PM  

stir22: happydude45: stir22: happydude45: Crewmannumber6: T.rex: just seems like the classiest athlete ever....

He once said that if were tied with an opponent on the last hole, he would not root for the other guy to miss. Not sure if he's being honest there, but its still a classy thing to say.

Clearly this guy, whoever he is, doesn't understand the warrior's code. Must be a democrat.

No, he has standards and convictions of right and wrong and good sportsmanship. Can't be a democrat

No, he's republican.  Has to be, he's screwed people out of millions while he walked away.

/take that shiat to the politics tab

You fail to note that I was merely responding to the person who first brought politcs into this discussion, but don't let things like facts bother you.

Heh.  You are correct,  sir!! I apologize- have a nice evening!


And to you as well.
 
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