Read the letter that Jack Nicklaus wrote when he turned pro 56 years ago

Read the letter that Jack Nicklaus wrote when he turned pro 56 years ago

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Read the letter that Jack Nicklaus wrote when he turned pro 56 years ago

Jack Nicklaus took golf fans on a trip down Memory Lane on Tuesday.

The 18-time major winner tweeted an image of the letter he wrote to Joseph Day Jr., then executive director of the U.S. Golf Association, on Nov. 7, 1961, announcing his intentions to turn professional and apply for PGA membership.

 

In the letter, Nicklaus, who was 21 years old at the time, said that his biggest regret was not being able to defend his U.S. Amateur title from earlier that year and that writing the letter had “not been a pleasant chore.”

We’d say the decision was the correct one. Good stuff, Jack.

– Brentley Romine

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