Regarded as the greatest player in the history of the game, Nicklaus has captured 100 titles worldwide during his 40-year professional career, including an unmatched record in the majors that includes six Masters, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Open and three British Open titles, as well as two U.S. Amateur titles in 1959 and 1961.
Once he joined the professional tour in 1962, Nicklaus dominated the game in a manner never seen before or since. In addition to his victories, he finished runner-up in the major championships 19 times and finished third nine times. From 1957 to 1998, Nicklaus played in a record 154 consecutive major championships for which he was eligible.
A Hall of Fame member and a five-time PGA Player of the Year, the “Golden Bear” has won 71 PGA Tour titles and 10 on the Senior PGA Tour - eight of which are senior majors. A former “Architect of the Year” winner and considered by Golf Digest as the world's leading active designer, Nicklaus has over 250 courses open for play in 26 countries. Nicklaus was named “Golfer of the Century” and “Golfer of the Millennium” by numerous golf organizations and publications.