Dana Quigley replaced the 61-year-old 18-time major winner. Quigley said prior to Thursday's pro-am, This is like a Christmas present.
Nicklaus said he does expect to play with son Jackie in the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge Dec. 1-2.
Quigley rounds out the 12-man United States team that will compete against a dozen players comprised from the rest of the world.
All 12 players will see action each day of the event, which is scheduled for Friday through Sunday.
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