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The missing majors of Jack Nicklaus
At some point after he won the 1986 Masters, Jack Nicklaus lost two major championships. He’s just not sure when.
Tiger Woods has been chasing Nicklaus and his 18 professional majors. Nicklaus was chasing Bobby Jones, only the score was kept differently in his era. Jones was credited with 13 majors _ four U.S. Opens, three British Opens, five U.S. Amateurs and one British Amateur.
Along with his 18 professional majors, Nicklaus won the U.S. Amateur twice for a total of 20.
“I was probably at 17 or 18 majors, including the Amateurs, and all of a sudden I had 15 or 16,” Nicklaus said two weeks ago at the Masters. “`What happened here?’ All of a sudden it became `professional’ majors.”
Nicklaus recalls Browning making a commemorate 20-gauge shotgun after he won the `86 Masters for the last of his majors, playing off 20-gauge and 20 majors. His best guess is that the U.S. Amateur was no longer considered a major when Woods won it a record three straight times from 1994 to 1996.
PLAYER OF THE MONTH: The PGA Tour award for player of the month doesn’t get a lot of attention, even though Avis has been donating $50,000 to the winner’s charity since it began sponsoring the award in 2012.
Tiger Woods won the award for March, and the surprise was the margin of the fan vote.
Even though he won a World Golf Championship at Doral and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill _ the two strongest fields of the month _ Woods received only 61 percent of the fan vote on a ballot that included Michael Thompson (Honda Classic), Kevin Streelman (Tampa) and D.A. Points (Houston Open). Streelman was second in the fan voting with 31 percent.
Brandt Snedeker won the award in February, when he was runner-up to Phil Mickelson in Phoenix and won at Pebble Beach. He received 45 percent of the vote compared with 31 percent for Mickelson and 21 percent for Match Play winner Matt Kuchar.
Brian Gay won the award in January after winning the Humana Challenge. He got 64 percent of the fan vote. Woods, who won at Torrey Pines against the strongest field of the month, finished second with 33 percent.
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