Quotes by: Jack Nicklaus

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A big part of managing a golf course is managing your swing on the course. A lot of guys can go out and hit a golf ball, but they have no idea how to manage what they do with the ball. I've won as many golf tournaments hitting the ball badly as I have hitting the ball well.
Jack Nicklaus
The fact is, I diet every day of my life. I have to work at it. But I diet so I can pig out.
Jack Nicklaus
Golf was my vehicle to competition, and I can't play if I can't compete.
Jack Nicklaus
Did you know there's probably more golf played in Iceland than most places in the world? They play 24 hours a day in the summertime and the northern part is warmer than the southern part.
Jack Nicklaus
And, of course, I'm constantly energized by designing courses around the world.
Jack Nicklaus
I couldn't control Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Tom Watson or Lee Trevino. The only person I could control was me. The only person I could prepare for events was me. And if I didn't play well, I didn't play well, and I wasn't going to compete.
Jack Nicklaus
Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt.
Jack Nicklaus
Why are we building golf courses? Because we enjoy being outside, bringing man and nature together.
Jack Nicklaus
Golfers have a tendency to be very masochistic. They like to punish themselves for some reason. A lot of them like tough courses.
Jack Nicklaus
I first saw Arnold Palmer when I was just a kid and he came to Columbus to play in a tournament. I watched him on the driving range hit balls that day. We went on to become great friends.
Jack Nicklaus
Crises are part of life. Everybody has to face them, and it doesn't make any difference what the crisis is.
Jack Nicklaus
Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.
Jack Nicklaus
It's hard not to play golf that's up to Jack Nicklaus standards when you are Jack Nicklaus.
Jack Nicklaus
If I were to look back on my work, I think I accomplished probably about 70 to 75 percent of what I could have. Maybe 60 percent. Somewhere in that area; two-thirds of what I could have accomplished. If I had been a really dedicated person, and really worked hard, I think I could have accomplished more.
Jack Nicklaus
Golf is game of respect and sportsmanship; we have to respect its traditions and its rules.
Jack Nicklaus
I never worried about money, except that I knew that all I had to worry about was golf. As long as I could play, I was going to make money.
Jack Nicklaus
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