"Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Jack Nicklaus on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Jack Nicklaus on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Jack Nicklaus on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Jack Nicklaus on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Jack Nicklaus on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."
"I'd rather be two strokes ahead going into the last day than two strokes behind. Having said that, it's probably easier to win coming from behind. There is no fear in chasing. There is fear in being chased."