The Golden Bear beat his age by six strokes in an Ernie Els Autism fundraiser day
Jack Nicklaus Beats Age By Six Strokes
Beating your age is a dream that all golfers have. To go round an 18 hole golf course in less strokes than the number of years you’ve been on the planet is a tough thing to do.
18-time major winner Jack Nicklaus did just that yesterday, and he didn’t just beat his age – he smashed it!
The 77-year-old was playing in the 9th Els for Autism Pro-Am at Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where he shot a one-under-par 71, beating his age by six strokes.
Nicklaus wrote on his Instagram page: ‘Just when I was getting my handicap up there, I had to go and not only shoot just my second round under 80 since November, but better my age by six shots with a 71. But seriously, it was a great day for golf and for raising needed money for the incredible work that my friends Ernie and Liezl Els do to bring attention and support for the estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. with autism. I’m delighted I could join the big-hearted amateurs and pros in the 9th annual Els for Autism Pro-Am. I just don’t recall getting a trophy this big for any second-place finishes in my career!’