Jack Nicklaus, the Golden Bear of golf, turned down over $ 100 million to lead the Arab Super League (Liv Golf), which then decided to tackle Greg Norman, another former number 1 on the green.
Jack Nicklaus, statements
"I was offered a super amount by the Saudis, probably to do the work Norman is now developing.
I declined the offer, because my role is to support and help the PGA Tour," said Nicklaus, career winner of 18 Major (none like him). With the American who then wanted to send a message to Phil Mickelson, who was absent this week in the USA at the PGA Championship, the second male Major, and was courted by the Arab Super League.
"My advice is to be patient. The world is a forgiving place and it is he who has to decide what to do and where he wants to play." Jack William Nicklaus (Columbus, January 21, 1940) is a former American golfer, also known by the nickname of "the Golden Bear", and considered by many to be the greatest golfer of all time, thanks to the records he has achieved in the four major tournaments on the circuit.
Over the course of his 25-year career on the PGA circuit, Nicklaus achieved 18 Majors victories between 1962 and 1986. Subsequently, between 1990 and 1996, he won 8 editions of those same tournaments in the senior version.
Both records are still unbeaten. Nicklaus also tried his hand at other collateral activities related to the world of golf, such as designing courses, writing game manuals and creating his own tournament, which was then included in the PGA circuit, the Memorial Tournament.
He, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player are credited with making golf the hugely popular sport it has become today . Nicklaus also presented 100 Greatest of All Time, a five-hour one-hour television series produced and aired by the Tennis Channel, US television channel, in March 2012.
Nicklaus is the grandfather of Nick O'Leary, an American football player who plays the role of tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League.