There are many remarkable statistics relating to the glittering career of Jack Nicklaus, but his record at The Open from 1966 to 1980 surely counts among the most impressive.
Displaying stunning consistency in golf’s original major, the Golden Bear not only lifted the Claret Jug on three occasions in this period, but also finished inside the top six in 15 consecutive Championships.
In addition to a victory at Muirfield and two triumphs at St Andrews, his golden run featured six runner-up finishes, swelling Nicklaus’ overall tally to seven after he had finished second in 1964.
While there have been many great Open Champions, no other player in the modern era has ever put together such a lengthy sequence of high placings.
In our latest Chronicles Unseen article, using never-before-seen quotes from Nicklaus’ Chronicles of a Champion Golfer film, we explore two key factors in that sustained success: his willingness to embrace new challenges and unrelenting desire to keep improving, even once he had become the most prolific major winner in the game.
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