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Spring-Summer 2019

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Woods' recent win there, at 43, stirred those wonderful old memories.) Rather than spend his dotage as a ceremonial golfer, he has instead built an empire. Nicklaus has designed some 400 golf courses, including Harbour Town (with Pete Dye), Muirfield Village, Shoal Creek, Glen Abbey, Castle Pines, Valhalla, Bear's Club, Sebonack (with Tom Doak), Cabo Del Sol, and Pasadera in Monterey, Calif. Nicklaus' designs have hosted Ryder Cups, PGA Championships, and numerous other events. Ever y May, at Muirfield Village in Columbus, he is the master of ceremonies of the Memorial Tournament, one of the best events on the PGA Tour schedule. As the name suggests, the Memorial is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of important figures in the game's history. It should come as no surprise that Bobby Jones was the honoree at the inau- gural tournament in 1976. Nicklaus says his father "kind of fell in love" with Jones watching him win the 1926 U.S. Open at Scioto Country Club in Columbus. When Jack was competing in the U.S. Amateur as a 15 year old, his father convinced Jones to come out and watch the boy wonder play. As Nicklaus recounted during a press confer- ence at this year's Masters, "I kept looking for Bob Jones, and I was playing Bob Gardner, who was a pretty darned good player. I had him 152 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 9 For all of his accomplishments Nicklaus always says his greatest achievement is his family: five kids, 22 grandchildren and plenty of pooches. 4 T H & S A N C A R L O S • T H E H O T E L C A R M E L . C O M • ( 8 5 5 ) 6 2 2 - 7 6 3 5 E X P E R I E N C E B O U T I Q U E L U X U R Y I N T H E H E A R T O F C A R M E L - B Y - T H E - S E A Photo: Jim Mandeville / The Nicklaus Companies

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