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Jordan Spieth speaks out on texting and driving

Nine months after Jordan Spieth signed an endorsement deal with AT&T, the 21-year-old Texan is starring in his first TV commercial with the Dallas-based company. Only he won't be pitching a product. Spieth is supporting the company's ''It Can Wait'' campaign against texting and driving. ''I like this more,'' Spieth said Monday night after his runner-up finish in the Texas Open...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hazards at Rio Olympic course: legal, political, ecological

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) The golf course for the 2016 Olympics has been embroiled in legal wrangling since the day three years ago when American golf architect Gil Hanse won the design contest over other bidders including Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. Local prosecutors have sued wealthy developer Pasquale Mauro about ownership rights of the golf course property - some of the most expensive...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gold legend Jack Nicklaus awarded congressional gold medal

  Congress on Tuesday awarded its highest civilian honor to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who accepted the gold medal with a few tears, humility and humor. In a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, the House and Senate leadership bestowed the award on Nicklaus, winner of 18 major championships that Speaker and avid golfer John Boehner called the "gold standard." The 75-year-old Nicklaus...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Emotional Nicklaus awarded congressional gold medal

WASHINGTON (AP) Congress has awarded its highest civilian honor to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who accepted the gold medal with a few tears, humility and humor. In a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, the House and Senate leadership bestowed the award on Nicklaus, winner of 18 majors that Speaker John Boehner called the ''gold standard.'' Nicklaus spoke of his parents...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Kentucky move the needle with high ratings for NCAA Tournament?

Ed Note: This post appears courtesy Ed Sherman and the National Sports Journalism Center. TV viewers love to see perfection in sports. It is why the ratings soared when Michael Jordan was flying to titles in Chicago. Fans tuned in to watch the Derek Jeter Yankees dominate baseball in the late ‘90s. Michael Phelps made NBC very happy at several Olympics. Back when Tiger Woods was...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

I scream, you scream: Jack Nicklaus' love of ice cream leads to own brand

Even Jack Nicklaus, golf's Superman, has his version of kryptonite. It has been said that Nicklaus never walks by a clubhouse buffet without grabbing a scoop or two of ice cream. Now the Golden Bear is giving in and sharing his love of ice cream with the public. A partnership between two family-owned companies rooted in the Midwest has produced Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream, manufactured...
Via Fox Sports
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus to have his own ice cream

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jack Nicklaus is now devoting time to the one glaring weakness in his incomparable career -- ice cream. The Schwan Food Company in Minnesota is teaming up with the 18-time major champion to create Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream. It will be sold by the pint and available in grocery stores in select markets. The ice cream will be offered in seven flavors...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus to have his own ice cream

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jack Nicklaus is now devoting time to the one glaring weakness in his incomparable career -- ice cream. The Schwan Food Company in Minnesota is teaming up with the 18-time major champion to create Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream. It will be sold by the pint and available in grocery stores in select markets. The ice cream will be offered in seven flavors...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicklaus to have his own ice cream

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Jack Nicklaus is now devoting time to the one glaring weakness in his incomparable career - ice cream. The Schwan Food Company in Minnesota is teaming up with the 18-time major champion to create Jack Nicklaus premium ice cream. It will be sold by the pint and available in grocery stores in select markets. The ice cream will be offered in seven flavors...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Appeals court: Colorado couple can sue Jack Nicklaus over resort

  A federal appeals court has ruled a Colorado couple can sue Jack Nicklaus over an alleged misrepresentation of the golf legend's membership role in a $3.5 billion southern Utah luxury golf resort that went bankrupt in 2009 before it could open. Jeffrey and Judee Donner sued Nicklaus and his company in 2011, saying marketing materials naming Nicklaus as a ''charter member'' of...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Appeals court: CO couple can sue Jack Nicklaus in Utah case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A federal appeals court has ruled a Colorado couple can sue Jack Nicklaus over an alleged misrepresentation of the golf legend's membership role in a failed $3.5 billion southern Utah luxury golf resort. Jeffrey and Judee Donner sued Nicklaus and his company in 2011, saying he ''solicited'' them in 2007 to spend $1.5 million to live in the proposed Mount Holly...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan interested in building his own golf course

Michael Jordan is sick of not being able to play through at Jack Nicklaus’ The Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla., so he’s thinking of doing what any other billionaire would do — build his own course. Jordan has a reputation for being a lightning-fast golfer, even leaving his playing partners in the dust of his sick...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Nicklaus says Woods needs 'positive thing' to happen

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jack Nicklaus isn't ruling out Tiger Woods breaking his record of 18 major championships provided he rediscovers his game. Nicklaus said Friday on Golf Channel that Woods will have to do that on his own. ''You go through things, and you have to have a positive thing happen to you to turn it around,'' Nicklaus said. ''I think Tiger will turn it around. He's too dedicated...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ NFL Combine Interviews Include Top Tight End Maxx Williams

INDIANAPOLIS — The New England Patriots are doing their due diligence on at least two top tight ends at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Patriots are allowed 60 formal interviews this week at the combine, and they will meet with Minnesota’s Maxx Williams and Florida State’s Nick O’Leary on Wednesday night. Between the combine, Senior Bowl, East-West Shrine Game, pro days and...
Via NESN.com
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus to receive Congressional Gold Medal

Jack Nicklaus will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on March 24. The medal, an expression of appreciation to distinguished citizens and the highest civilian honor delegated by Congress, has been awarded to the likes of Neil Armstrong, Jesse Owens and Rosa Parks. Nicklaus joins Arnold Palmer and Byron Nelson as the only golfers to earn the recognition. The legislation received...
Via Fox Sports
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Sifford remembered for his courage as first black PGA member

Charlie Sifford was banned from being a PGA member because of its Caucasian-only clause when he played the Rubber City Open in 1958 at Firestone. He was paired with an 18-year-old amateur from Ohio playing in a PGA Tour event for the first time. That was Jack Nicklaus, who went on to set the modern standard of greatness in golf with 18 majors. He considers what Sifford achieved to...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami children's hospital to bear name of golf great Jack Nicklaus

MIAMI (AP) -- A decade after Jack Nicklaus began a foundation aimed at children's health, a Miami children's health system is changing the name of its main hospital to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Miami Children's Health System and the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation on Tuesday announced a $60 million pledge. Part of the money will be used to build a 212,000-square...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami children's hospital to bear name of golf great Jack Nicklaus

MIAMI (AP) -- A decade after Jack Nicklaus began a foundation aimed at children's health, a Miami children's health system is changing the name of its main hospital to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Miami Children's Health System and the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation on Tuesday announced a $60 million pledge. Part of the money will be used to build a 212,000-square...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami children's hospital to bear Nicklaus name

MIAMI (AP) A decade after Jack Nicklaus began a foundation aimed at children's health, a Miami children's health system is changing the name of its main hospital to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Miami Children's Health System and the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation on Tuesday announced a $60 million pledge. Part of the money will be used to build a 212,000-square...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Turn: The Nicklaus Companies’ Howard Milstein

To celebrate Jack Nicklaus’ 75th birthday, Howard Milstein, co-chair of The Nicklaus Companies, talks with Lou Holder about the company’s relationship with Jack and the Golden Bear’s role in designing courses around the world. Back9Network’s flagship hour of golf, pop culture, debate, and entertainment will be delivered on “The Turn.” Co-hosted by veteran golf writer...
Via Back9Network
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: The Legendary Jack Nicklaus

Via Back9Network
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Jack Nicklaus talks Woody Hayes, golf career

Jack Nicklaus sat down with FOX Sports' Holly Sonders for a 1-on-1 interview to talk about his golf career and decision to pursue golf growing up. What most people may not know, is how much of an impact former Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes had on Nicklaus's career choice. Hayes was a customer at Nicklaus's father's drug store, and when Nicklaus asked Hayes what sport his...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

FOX doc 'Making of a Champion' celebrates Nicklaus' legendary career

There could be no better way to kick off FOX Sports’ foray into major golf coverage than with a feature-length documentary on Jack Nicklaus, the greatest champion the sport has ever known. To that end, "Nicklaus: The Making of a Champion," produced by 52-time Sports Emmy winner Ross Greenburg, will air at noon ET Sunday, Jan. 18, on FOX, just before the NFC championship game....
Via Fox Sports
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fringe: Jack Nicklaus’ First Paycheck & Puppies Pick CFB Playoff

Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture. Jack Nicklaus’ First Golf Paycheck Was For $33.33 Rod Pampling finished T-66 at the Sanderson Farms Championship in November, his only event played in the 2014-2015 season. With that T-66 finish, Pampling earned himself $8,240. He currently...
Via Back9Network
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus’ First Golf Tournament Check Was Practically Nothing

Jack Nicklaus' first golf tournament check of his career was practically nothing.
Via Gamedayr
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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