On July 15, 2005, Jack Nicklaus ended his professional career at St. Andrews Golf Course in Scotland. When Jack walked over the Swilken Bridge, he got a standing ovation. He would go on to birdie the hole as a fitting end to his storied career.
Before Jack ever turned pro, or even went to college, he was a star in his home state of Ohio, winning dozens of tournaments in the state. After attending Ohio State, he turned pro, and won on just his 17th start. It was the US Open. By winning the US Open in just his 17th start, he was actually the reigning US Open and US Amateur winner at the time of that victory.
His career would take off after leading, leading to over seventy top 10's in the majors, millions in prize money, victories across the world, and a legacy that would live forever. During his professional career, Nicklaus won 18 majors, 8 money titles, 5 player of the year awards, and many more accolades across the globe. He captured more than 100 victories worldwide, and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award in 2008. He is also a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame