Saturday, July 16, 2005
Jack Nicklaus Waves Farewell at St. Andrews
Nicklaus Exits The Open
Nicklaus Completes Bittersweet Farewell : "After a record 18 major titles in five decades of professional golf, Jack Nicklaus [age 65] made an emotional exit today at the British Open.
St. Andrews gave him two of his three British Open titles, endearing him to Scottish golf fans forever.
But Nicklaus's prime has passed, and he acknowledged that. He said his family was prepared to return to Florida on Saturday rather than stay at St. Andrews through the weekend, when Woods will try to win his second major of the season and 10th over all of his career, compared with 18 for Nicklaus.
When Nicklaus exited the tent this evening, the sky he left was still bright. Golfers who had spent their lives looking up to him were finishing their rounds.
In Scottish summers, the sun stays out a little longer."