Jack Nicklaus bests his age by six strokes after shooting a round of 71
The Golden Bear is vying to get his handicap up there, but this will not help
Jack Nicklaus recently took part in the Els for Autism Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Old Palm Golf Club where several tour pros including Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas all showed up.
Nicklaus apparently upstaged them all with a score of 71. I probably don’t have to remind you that the man turned 77 in January. There was a downside to the performance, though.
“Just when I was getting my handicap up there, I had to go and not only shoot just my second round under 80 since November, but better my age by six shots with a 71,” wrote Nicklaus on Instagram. “But seriously, it was a great day for golf and for raising needed money for the incredible work that my friends Ernie and Liezl Els do to bring attention and support for the estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. with autism.
“I’m delighted I could join the big-hearted amateurs and pros in the 9th annual Els for Autism Pro-Am. I just don’t recall getting a trophy this big for any second-place finishes in my career!”
Nicklaus is gearing up for another ceremonial tee shot at Augusta in April.
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