ORLANDO, Fla. – Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer will be together again Saturday in the first round of the PNC Father-Son Challenge at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.
Nicklaus and his son, Gary, are paired with Palmer and his grandson, Will Mears, in a 9:58 a.m. ET tee time.
Nicklaus, 72, and Palmer, 83, will be looking to have some fun with their needling humor.
“Arnold and I have played a few times together,” Nicklaus cracked. “We’ll have some fun. I don’t think there’s any question about that.”
Nicklaus said he and Palmer enjoyed their rivalry over the years.
“We've tried to beat each other's brains out the best we could on the golf course,” Nicklaus said. “When we walk off the golf course, we shake hands and say, `Where you going to dinner?’ That's good. That's what we've done all our lives. The rivalry has never become a bitter rivalry . . . I don't think his makeup and the way he handles himself is that way, and I don't think I do either.”