Articles by Mercer Baggs

Apr 10, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Jack Nicklaus' first professional win came at the 1962 U.S. Open. But it almost happened earlier that year, if not for a strange occurrence. Read More
Apr 10, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Jack and Barbara Nicklaus decided long ago that if they were ever going to help others, it would be children. And that's just what they are doing. Read More
Apr 10, 2017 7:00 AM ET
People say Tiger Woods made golfers look like athletes. But Jack Nicklaus was playing multiple sports, even when he was winning majors. Read More
Apr 10, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Forget the crew cut, basic clothing and the belly. Jack Nicklaus changed his look in the '70s and it had a major affect on his game. Read More
Apr 10, 2017 7:00 AM ET
His dad was outgoing. His mother very reserved. Jack Nicklaus got championship traits of both and their influence spread to his children. Read More
Apr 10, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Jack Grout met Jack Nicklaus when the latter was a 10-year-old just taking up the game. They formed a legendary team and a father-son bond. Read More
Apr 10, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Jack Nicklaus has always been classy in victory and in defeat. But there are a couple of victorious reactions he might take back. Read More
Apr 10, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Jack Nicklaus has always been and will always be an Ohio State Buckeye. But he never graduated and he says he was even asked to leave. Read More
Apr 4, 2017 10:30 AM ET
Jack Nicklaus is known for a power fade. But an unbelievable amount of hip injections altered his plans ahead of the '63 Masters. Read More
Apr 4, 2017 10:30 AM ET
Jack Nicklaus' mother and sister hadn't been to the Masters since 1959. They decided to make one more trip to see him at Augusta ... in 1986. Read More