Jack Nicklaus' Scorecard from the 1963 Masters

By Jason Priestas on March 4, 2013 at 10:54a
Jack Nicklaus scored a 66 in the 2nd round of the 1963 Masters

On April 5, 1963, Jack Nicklaus shot a 32 over the final nine for a second round score of 66, putting the Golden Bear into position to capture his first Green Jacket at the age of 23.

Nicklaus won the event by one stroke over Tony Lema and was paid $20,000 for the win. He would go on to capture the event again in 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975 and 1986.

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buckeyefanatic's picture

Wow 23!  Golden Bear FTW.

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JLBNYC's picture

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. 
Ive played Baltusrol a few times in NJ, where Jack won two US Opens ('67 and '80).
In '67, he was paired with Arnold Palmer in the final round and the scorecard is framed and displayed in the locker room (of course, signed by both players).
He beat Arnold by 4 strokes. He hit a famous shot on the 18th hole (par 5). He hit his drive into the woods and then punched out. He then hit a 1 iron 240 yards to the green and holed a 22 foot birdie putt to break Ben Hogan's US Open scoring record. There is a plaque on the fairway where he hit his 1-iron. And there is another plaque honoring Jack near the 18th tee box. 

OSUStu's picture

Geez only twenty large.  Even after factoring inflation, the Masters winner, Bubba Watson, made 10x that in 2012 ($1.44 Million)

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Keith's picture

Even more incredible it was attested by LeBron James!
It really does look that way but actually Nicklaus played with Labron Harris Jr, an amateur who had a fine tournament himself.

Bucksfan's picture

-2 through Amen Corner.  Useful.

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Best golfer ever..........ever! - and he's a Buckeye. Prize money sure has come a long way, from $20K to somewhere around $2M for the Masters.