Jack Nicklaus loves absolutely everything about Augusta National.
But being reminded how many years have elapsed since he won the first time, let alone the first time he made the drive up Magnolia Lane? Not so much.
Nicklaus sat in the interview room at the Masters for an hour Tuesday, and had more than enough material for two. He grimaced when club member Ed Herlihy introduced him by saying ''he returns to Augusta National 50 years removed from his first of a record six jackets,'' and turned wistful for a moment at the end.
''I can't imagine anybody having more fun doing what I've done and getting paid for it,'' Nicklaus said, ''and also being able to sit here in front of you guys at 73 years old, so I can spout a bunch of stuff that I had no idea whether you were listening or not, or care about.''
In between, Nicklaus had that same roomful of reporters eating out of the palm of his hand. He spun so many entertaining tales about the 55 years he's been coming to Augusta that the...