DUBLIN, Ohio – At least twice the age of some of his fellow players, nobody let 70-year-old Jack Nicklaus play from the senior tees.
After all, it was his course and his hometown. He designed Muirfield Village Golf Club, home of the Memorial Tournament, in suburban Columbus, not far from where he grew up.
Nicklaus still had a great time in a charity skins game on Wednesday. Everywhere he went, he was greeted by loud, prolonged applause.
He didn’t win a skin – Phil Mickelson (9), Tiger Woods (6) and Zach Johnson (3) won all of them – but no one was having much more fun than the guy who founded the Memorial, won it twice and now hosts it.