He finished T-6, also setting the record for lowest total score for a senior. In 44 majors from Nicklaus missed ONE cut. In that span he finished inside the top 10 38 times, and 30 of those were in the top 5.
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He won 10 of those times. At the Masters , Nicklaus played the front nine in under for the week, which is tied for the all-time record. He won his second green jacket that week by nine shots over Arnold Palmer. Nicklaus holds the record for most top 10s at Augusta with 22, as well as cuts made, with He also holds the record for wins with six, and runner-up finishes with four.
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As an amateur , Nicklaus finished inside the top 10 three times in major championships, including a solo second at the U. Open and a T-4 at the U. The following year he won the event for his first major title, beating Arnold Palmer in a playoff at Oakmont. Nicklaus has 19 runner-up finishes in majors, and five of those came in a playoff or by one stroke.
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Three of those times he was edged out by Lee Trevino, who beat him in the U. For his career , Nicklaus has 68 finishes inside the top 7 at majors. From the Open Championship to the Open Championship, Nicklaus finished outside the top 10 just twice in majors. Nicklaus made the cut in 39 straight majors from the Masters to the Open Championship.
From the Masters to the Masters , Nicklaus finished in the top 10 13 straight times in majors. In his 50s, Nicklaus made nine starts in the Masters and missed the cut only once. Twice he finished sixth, and finished no worse than T in his other six trips to Augusta as a senior.
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Nicklaus' worst finish in the Open Championship between and ? A T-6 in In his first 22 starts in the PGA Championship , Nicklaus finished T-6 or better 15 times, five of those were victories and 14 of those were inside the top 4. Between and , Nicklaus finished outside the top 10 just once in the U.
Nicklaus is the only player to win the Players three times, all three coming within the first five years of the tournament's inception, though none of these wins came at TPC Sawgrass.
Nicklaus won five of the first eight Senior major championships he played in. He finished in the top 10 in 20 of his first 22, and 15 times inside the top 4. Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are the only two players to achieve three career grand slams.
Rounding out the foursome will be country music star Toby Keith, who will be performing a concert Friday night, June Stricker also played as a celebrity in when he was still competing regularly on the PGA Tour. Stricker won the first major of his career May 13 at the Regions Traditions on the Champions Tour, but the year-old admittedly has been struggling with his game.
Then I was fighting the rain Monday. It has led to a bit of a mixed bag regarding his playing schedule as he juggles tournaments on the PGA and Champions tours.
Immediately following The Memorial he will play in a hold sectional qualifier to get into the U. Open at Pebble Beach. Louis Cardinals from and was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in , was granted an exemption to play in the tournament.