I heard one of the most thoughtful PGA Tour stars refer to his peers as being “precious” during a US Open interview. That is probably accurate. Golf as a solitary sport shapes many of the stars to be more insular and reserved. Over the years there are multiple examples of champions who do not fit this generalization.
I had the good fortune last week to meet and spend 15 minutes chatting with
In 2008, Aberdeenshire Council approved the development of a Jack Nicklaus design championship course, a luxury hotel and 230 houses at Ury Estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland; however the development was shelved in 2009 when Edinburgh based FM Developments put seven of their subsidiaries into administration, including the department looking after this project.
Arriving by helicopter, Jack Nicklaus stopped by at St. Andrews this week to host two golf clinics and to chat to the local school kids about the famous Claret Jug.
RBS, the organizers of the trip, wanted the famous golfer to attend the Open this year, however Jack politely declined stating that he had “said goodbye to the game of golf” already at St. Andrews in 2005 (the venue where he won two out of his three Opens).