||Jack Nicklaus wins the Walt Disney World Golf Classic for his 7th PGA Tour title of the year, and the second of his three successive victories in the first three years of this event, now known as the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
1972 was one of the greatest years of Nicklaus' career, and the closest he came to winning the modern Grand Slam. He won the Masters and the US Open by three shots each time, wire-to-wire, before finishing runner-up by a single shot behind Lee Trevino in the Open Championship at Muirfield. Trevino's win included the infamous chip-in for par on the 17th in the final round, when he appeared to have given up and hit a careless and angry chip from over the green on the par 5, having driven into deep rough and failed to play any shot off the fairway.
Nicklaus record for 1972 shows he competed in 20 official events around the world, winning seven, coming second in four, and making 15 top-10 finishes.