Golf legend Jack Nicklaus may never play again after heartbreaking admission

Even though Jack Nicklaus is among the best golfers of all time, the 18-time major winner acknowledged he hasn’t hit a club since the Masters ceremonial tee shot.

The greatest major champion of all time, Jack Nicklaus, has revealed something devastating about his game: he says playing golf is “no longer fun.”

Together with Tiger Woods, Nicklaus is considered as the greatest player of all time, having won 117 professional tournaments and a record 18 major championships. However, the legendary golfer now appears to have lost interest in the game he dominated for so long at the age of 83.

“Golden Bear” reportedly stated to the Palm Beach Post: “I would like to go play again.” I just don’t have any fun anymore because I play so badly. I also run out of balls to golf.

He continued, “People always say they want to play like I do.” “Well, they can now. In actuality, I don’t believe they want to play as I do.”

Nicklaus, along with European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald, Annika Sorenstam, and Ernie Els, spoke at the Integra Connect Golf Classic Clinic at PGA National to raise money for Conquer Cancer. While all four of the golf celebrities were offering tips at the Palm Beach course’s driving range, Nicklaus decided to let Donald, Els, and Sorenstam handle the hitting.
It was revealed that Nicklaus’ final golf stroke occurred back in April during the 2023 Masters, when he hit the ceremonial drive with Gary Player. Even in his later years, Jack Nicklaus remained a constant on the golf course. He competed professionally on the Champions Tour until he was 65 years old, when he participated in his final event in 2005. The American has kept playing in the years since, particularly at Augusta.

Up until 2022, when he decided to forego the Tuesday tournament, Nicklaus was a regular at the renowned par-three event. He said to Golfweek at the time, “It feels like the beginning of the golfing season in many ways. Without a doubt, the major championship season has begun.

“Even though I don’t play anymore, it’s fun to be there. It’s fun to go to the Masters dinner. I’m done with the Par three, but toward the end of my career, I used to play every year. But I just can’t play anymore.” Despite his lack of play, Nicklaus’ wisdom of the game is still well recognised, especially by his fellow players.

Speaking alongside Nicklaus at the charity event, former world No. 1 Els claimed: “It’s always special to be around Mr. Nicklaus with all of his wisdom and his knowledge in the game and in life,” whilst 10-time major champion Sorenstam added: “It’s very special just to listen to Jack. He’s such an icon in the game, and loved by everybody, and he’s very wise.”

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