"There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Jack Nicklaus on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Jack Nicklaus on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Jack Nicklaus on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Jack Nicklaus on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Jack Nicklaus on Henry David Thoreau
"Pete Dye introduced me to golf course design back in the 1960's. He came to my hometown Columbus, Ohio to work on The Golf Club."
"I've wanted to design golf courses ever since I was a kid. I suppose it comes from the way I've played the game. To find the proper way to play any hole, I've always begun by asking myself what the architect has tried to do with it."
"A Nicklaus Design golf course is done by the guys in my company that I work with, that have been trained in my vision, and they do what they think I might do. They might come in the office and ask me questions and I'd certainly answer their questions, but I'm not involved in the site visits or anything else."
"Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt."
"You have to trust your kids. They have to experience life, and you just hope you've provided them a foundation for what's right and what isn't."