Jackie and I always have a good time here. He was the one that carried everything and I occasionally made a putt is all I did.
I love the Ryder Cup, I loved playing in it, I love being a part of it.
The golf course gave up birdie after birdie after birdie, and then all of a sudden, a little teeth got into it coming down near the end, and you just stayed dead steady right on track and kept on going. That's what it takes to win golf tournaments. I've won - I don't know how many tournaments - I won half of my golf tournaments watching everyone else self-destruct. I didn't win them. They just self-destructed, and that's the way you win.
I played as fine a finishing round in a major as I've ever played. Oak Hill is a marvelous golf course, one of the top 10 or 12 true championship courses.
In 1980 I had won almost nothing and I missed the cut in Atlanta the week before Baltusrol. I can’t say I was exuding confidence coming into tournament. But I went in and started playing well, shot a 63 in the opening round and won.
Experience counts at St. Andrews. I want to thank nature for making this golf course!
Great to have Barbara and the boys there to support me today and win my fourth PGA Championship title. Winning in my home state is a great bonus!
A great battle today with Johnny and Tom. My putt on 16 made a huge difference and I can't believe I now have 5 green jackets!
A major win is always special, but to do it in my home state makes it even sweeter.
I guess the tee shot at 17 during the final round is what people will remember from my third US Open title. The shot I performed, I don't think I could ever do again!
I've played better here and didn't win. But the course changes and the field changes, it wasn't quite the same without Bobby Jones out there.
The 1971 PGA Championship was uniquely special. I got to compete in a major on a course virtually in my backyard; it was the last time the PGA Championship was held in February, rather than in August, and most important, the victory came on Feb. 28, my wife Barbara’s birthday. Without her, I would have never been the golfer I was fortunate to become. Also, Gary Player stayed with us that week and we had a lot of fun.
My second Claret Jug at the Home of Golf! There isn’t a place I would rather win a championship than on the Old Course at St Andrews.
My second US Open title came at Ben Hogan's final US Open appearance. The 1-iron on 18 in the final round was probably the best 1-iron I have ever hit and a shot I will always remember!
Another special Masters victory as I became the first player to successfully defend the green jacket!
Happy birthday to my wife and best friend, Barbara!
So honored today that Upper Arlington, the Ohio city on the edge of Columbus and where I was raised, renamed Parkway Park to “Jack Nicklaus Park.” I grew up next to the park, and I have many memories of a fun and very active childhood there. I grew up getting my hands on any sport I possibly could, playing football and baseball right there -- before these big trees were there -- and even wrestling with my friends, including one childhood buddy who joined us today. The renaming was an effort led by my cousin Jim Nicklaus (pictured), fellow Upper Arlington residents, family members, and long-time friends. It was very special that so many of them came today to support me and bring back some wonderful memories.
My second green jacket! The 64 I shot in the third round was probably the easiest 64 I’ve ever shot in my life. It just seemed like a piece of cake. It was just like every hole seemed like a driver, a 9-iron, a wedge, a little short putt and just move on.
My first triumph at the PGA Championship after a blistering-hot week in Dallas. The Wannamaker trophy was so hot at the prize giving that I had to hold it with a towel!
Congratulations, Rickie! Barbara—who you call your "Jupiter mom"—and I are very happy for you. We all know you've got a great future, and it's nice to see you win again. Winning on a strong golf course and against a good field will only further help you get to the next level. So I'm delighted you were able to do it today—and in your South Florida backyard. You are a wonderful winner and representative of The Honda Classic.
I loved the golf course right from my first year as an amateur in 1959. I'm very happy to win my first green jacket.
Discussions with design associate Chris Cochran and developer Domenic Gatto about our current project at Banyan Cay .
Johnny Miller, Dan Hicks and myself share laughs during my time in the NBC booth live from The Honda Classic.