Articles by Mercer Baggs

Apr 10, 2017 7:00 AM ET
The Golden Bear nickname fits Jack Nicklaus. But how did it come about? It stretches from high school in Ohio to Australia. Read More
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 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
Apr 4, 2017 10:30 AM ET
Jack Nicklaus was raised a fan of Bobby Jones and had numerous encounters with his idol. He was also the man Jack was chasing, sort of. Read More
Apr 4, 2017 10:30 AM ET
Jack Nicklaus is the winningest major champion in golf history. His family, friends and peers offer insight as to what makes him the greatest the sport has ever known. Read More
Apr 4, 2017 10:30 AM ET
Jack Nicklaus won 18 professional major championships. He also won two U.S. Amateur titles. So how does he view his total? Read More
Apr 4, 2017 10:30 AM ET
Jack Nicklaus became the first player to successfully defend his Masters title, in 1966. But it happened with a heavy heart. Read More
Apr 4, 2017 10:30 AM ET
Jack Nicklaus is synonymous with the Masters Tournament. But he doesn't rank it as his No. 1 major. He explains why. Read More