JACK NICKLAUSGame 80 | August 18, 1959 | Jack Nicklaus, Deane Beman
The Trans-Miss has been played since 1901 to create a field for the best amateur golfers in the nation. Nicklaus had won the event in 1958 and came back to win it again in 1959. He turned pro in 1961. Beman, who went on to be commissioner of the PGA, lost to Nicklaus at Woodhill, but came back to win the event the next year at the Wichita Country Club.
Game 433 | November 5, 1992 | Jack Nicklaus
As a player, Nicklaus said he was enjoying life on the Champions Tour, where he won eight majors between 1990 and 1996. His attention, he said, was more and more turning to golf course design, and he was visiting Minnesota at the invitation of former Gopher quarterback John Hankinson to check progress on their new Bearpath golf development partnership in Eden Prairie.
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