Thanks, Jack, for the Memories.
The Bear Bids Farewell to Augusta National
Six green jackets - Jove among Golf Gods. When I was a kid caddying at Pine Lake CC, Mr. Nicklaus was The Man, with crushing drives (using the puny persimmon!), surgical iron play, and ESP: Extra-Sensory Putting. I began as a soldier in Arnie's Army, and crossed lines to join the Clan of the Golden Bear.
This event sends a chilling telegraph to me of the grind of time.
Hagen, Jones, Hogan, Snead, Palmer....Nicklaus!