JACK NICKLAUS - COLLECTION WITH ARNOLD PALMER - HFSID 91176
Sale Price $935.00
JACK NICKLAUS and ARNOLD PALMER.Comprises: (1) JACK NICKLAUS. Commemorative Envelope signed: "Jack/Nicklaus", 9x3½. Envelope commemorating the 1988 Professional Golfer's Association Memorial Tournament, 25-cent Francis Ouimet stamp affixed over embossed postage, pictorially postmarked Memorial Tournament Station, Dublin, Ohio, May 28, 1988. Nicklaus, a native of Columbus, Ohio, designed and built his own beautiful championship golf course at nearby Dublin. Since 1976, his "Muirfield Village", a challenge for golfers and a delight for spectators, has been the site of the annual Professional Golfer's Association Memorial Tournament, so named because Nicklaus wanted to honor an outstanding player each year in conjunction with the tournament. In 1978, ten years before the tournament commemorated here was held, Francis Ouimet, the first great American golfer, was honored posthumously at the Memorial Tournament. Fine condition. (2) ARNOLD PALMER. Signature: "Arnold Palmer", 4x2½. Fine condition. In the 1960s, Nicklaus and Palmer thrilled golf fans by dominating the links with their superb play and intense rivalry. The two golfing immortals have an amazing 25 Grand Slam tournament championships between them. JACK NICKLAUS (born in 1940), who played professionally from 1962-1999, captured 71 PGA official tour victories and won several international events, including the British Open (1966, 1970, 1978), the Australian Open (1964, 1968, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1978), the World Series of Golf (1962, 1963, 1967, 1970, 1976) and the Ryder Cup. The major titles won by "The Golden Bear" include a record six Masters, five PGA Championships and four U.S. Opens. ARNOLD PALMER (born in 1929), the first to capture four Masters titles (1958, 1960, 1962, 1964), made 48 consecutive Masters starts. He also competed in 19 international tours, winning the British Open in 1961 and 1962. Palmer, who has had 61 wins on the PGA Tour and12 on the Senior Tour, was the first golfer to earn more than $1,000,000 in PGA tournament money. Credited with popularizing professional golf during the late 1950s and 1960s, his large and enthusiastic following of fans became known as "Arnie's Army". Two items. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 31x20½.
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