Of all people, Jack Nicklaus would know which of golf’s four majors meant the most to win. Nicklaus won 18 of them and all four at least three times. He told Golf Digest recently that the U.S. Open, not the Masters, was always his pride and joy.
“The U.S. Open was always No. 1 for me,” Nicklaus told Golf Digest. “I’m an American, and it’s the championship of my country. Of the majors, the British Open was No. 2 because it entailed the rest of the world. The PGA was No. 3 because I’m a professional, and to be the best of what I do for a living, that stands for a lot.”
What about Augusta?