Happy Birthday to Ohio State Legend Jack Nicklaus

By DJ Byrnes on January 21, 2014 at 11:01a
The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus

Join us today in raising a glass of your favorite beverage in honor of the Ohio State living legend Jack Nicklaus. The Golden Bear, and winner of the 1986 Masters Tournament — which some argue to be the greatest sporting event in history — turns 74-years-young today. He attended Ohio State from 1957 to 1961 but ultimately fell a few credits short of graduating. (Like a true boss, Ohio State awarded him an honorary doctrate in 1972.)

So, we salute you, Jack. You have always been a great ambassador for Ohio State with your quiet dignity and excessive championship-winning. May you celebrate another 500 birthdays, good sir.

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Killer nuts's picture

Happy Birthday Golden Bear

buckguyfan1's picture

It's Party Time Jack!  Happy Birthday!

BoFuquel's picture

Happy birthday Kid. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

TheShookster's picture

Does he have any eligibility left?? How does his jumpshot look these days?

He ain't even stretch doe!!

Chief B1G Dump's picture

Guy is 74 and he'd still spank me on the course.

Long live the Golden Bear!

TMac's picture

Hit em straight Jack!

ONE Not Done!

JOhio1560's picture

Congrats Jack! Happy Birthday!

I'm not finished!  Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field, present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse.

Whoa Nellie's picture

Happy Birthday, Jack!  May you break your age for many, many years to come.

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

dubjayfootball90's picture

Happy Birthday, Good Sir!

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

Buckeye Rocket Sci's picture

Happy Birthday to one of the great Buckeyes and fellow Brother of Phi Gamma Delta! Press On, my friend!

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence" - Calvin Coolidge

Hovenaut's picture

Happy B'day Jack Nicklaus.

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Excuse me while I knock back a shot of Angels Envy Rye in honor of the Golden Bear. There, that's better.
If you try to live your life the way he does, you can't go wrong. I have to admit, it hurt to see him with that Florida State gear on during the Natty as he celebrated with his grandson, but that shows the importance that family has always been to him, even in his prime go,go, busy years.
Love how he competed hard when he played competitively, and did it with class in victory as well as defeat.

lamplighter's picture

the best there ever was
Happy Birthday

Buckeye5000's picture

SHIT!! I hit the wrong one on this damn tablet! Sorry for the downvote. Jack Is the greatest ever and the classiest ever.

2014 Undisputed National Champions!

Gray Box's picture

Happy Birthday Jack!

TilstheHun3's picture

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

The Braden's picture

74. That'll get you through to the weekend at Augusta, my man. Go Jack! Happy birthday!

BamaBuckeye144's picture

Jack remains the best, both on the course and off. Man raised a big family, stayed married to his wife, got home for his kids ball games, and still beat the snot out of folks on the golf course with equipment that would be considered sub par today. No oversized drivers for The Golden Bear. Wussies.
Try ripping a 1 iron 250 yards from a fairway bunker and drop it 3 feet from the pin.


ThaiBuckeye's picture

Jack and I celebrate our birthdays together ( read on the same day )  I am a little younger.........................Happy Birthday Golden Bear !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!