||Jack William Nicklaus is born in Columbus, Ohio. Regarded by many as the greatest golfer of all time, Nicklaus won 18 professional major championships - 6 Masters, 5 PGAs, 4 US Opens and 3 Open Championships, to which can be added 2 US Amateur Championships. Nicklaus also finished runner-up 19 times in majors. His record of 73 career PGA Tour victories ranks second of all time. As he wound down his playing career, he built one of the largest and most successful golf course design companies in the world.