113 Total Quotes

Jack Nicklaus Quotes

Jack Nicklaus
There are no maladies in my golf game. My golf game stinks.
Jack Nicklaus
#American Athlete Quotes #Game

Jack Nicklaus
He found out in South Africa that he could get to the next level, ... He keeps chipping away at that next level, and, you know, I would be very, very surprised if he doesn't go right to that next level the next time he's out.
Jack Nicklaus
#Africa

Jack Nicklaus
There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.
Jack Nicklaus
#American Athlete Quotes #Golf

Jack Nicklaus
I think possibly the international team looks stronger than the U.S. team, but then I use the argument that we're playing on American soil ... I don't know whether that holds any water.
Jack Nicklaus
#Argument

Jack Nicklaus
I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp, in-focus picture of it in my head. First I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes, and I see the ball going there: its path, trajectory, and shape, even its behavior on landing. Then there is a sort of fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality.
Jack Nicklaus
#Imagination #Focus

Jack Nicklaus
Over the first three rounds you're playing the course. In the final round, if you're in contention, you're playing the man.
Jack Nicklaus
#Contention

Jack Nicklaus
How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.
Jack Nicklaus
#American Athlete Quotes #Habit

Jack Nicklaus
In the spirit of the game, my guys have agreed that we will share the Cup, ... Competition is about goodwill.
Jack Nicklaus
#Competition

Jack Nicklaus
When I want a long ball, I spin my hips faster.
Jack Nicklaus
#American Athlete Quotes

Jack Nicklaus
Focus on remedies, not faults.
Jack Nicklaus
#American Athlete Quotes #Faults

Jack Nicklaus
Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt.
Jack Nicklaus
#American Athlete Quotes #Experience

Jack Nicklaus
When Tiger was on the team in Australia (at the 1998 Presidents Cup), he rode on the bus with everybody else, he was at every meeting, he had dinner with everybody every night. He was a perfect team member. I've got great respect for Tiger and I see nothing else coming from him other than what I saw in Australia.
Jack Nicklaus
#Australia

Jack Nicklaus
Maturity plays a great part in golf. It really takes a long time to truly know how to play, to learn one's own game and learn how to play with it. Some players learn earlier, but even then they tend to peak later. I can't imagine Tiger being any different. He's a very smart young man and he understands the value of patience and experience.
Jack Nicklaus
#Golf

Jack Nicklaus
I have no desire anymore to play competitive golf. It was the only time I missed the cut when I wasn't unhappy about it,
Jack Nicklaus
#Desire

Jack Nicklaus
The way to solve all the problems is to quit making metal clubs and go back to wood, but I say that with tongue in cheek,
Jack Nicklaus
#Problems

Jack Nicklaus
Most people work all their life to retire and play golf. I played golf all my life to retire and go to work.
Jack Nicklaus
#Golf

Jack Nicklaus
I can't practice too much. My body hurts a bit if I play each day.
Jack Nicklaus
#Body

Jack Nicklaus
I like trying to win. That's what golf is all about.
Jack Nicklaus
#American Athlete Quotes #Golf

Jack Nicklaus
Seems like yesterday. When I was in competition, and trying to play, to look back was not the right way to look, so I never paid much attention to it. But as you get older, you get a bit more sentimental about things. You get more nostalgic.
Jack Nicklaus
#Competition

Jack Nicklaus
My expectations are to win. I've had six years of disappointment. But I hope to win every time I play.
Jack Nicklaus
#Disappointment

Jack Nicklaus
A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke.
Jack Nicklaus
#American Athlete Quotes

Jack Nicklaus
I don't know what the players want to do. We discussed it down there (South Africa) that Ernie wanted to play Tiger, and Tiger wanted to play Ernie. We thought it was the right thing for that venue. We'll have to wait and see.
Jack Nicklaus
#Africa

Jack Nicklaus
Obviously, I'm going to have to play well. I doubt if par will make the cut. We'll just have to see.
Jack Nicklaus
#Doubt