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Jack Nicklaus Plaque at Augusta National


From the Augusta National Landmarks gallery: The Jack Nicklaus Plaque
Jack Nicklaus Plaque Augusta National Golf Club

The Jack Nicklaus Plaque is affixed to a drinking water fountain at Augusta National Golf Club.

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The Jack Nicklaus plaque, commemorating Nicklaus' record six victories in The Masters, is mounted on the stone wall of a drinking fountain that sits between Holes 16 and 17 at Augusta National Golf Club.

The bronze plaque, dedicated on April 7, 1998, reads:

In 1963, Jack Nicklaus, 23, won his first Masters title and became the tournament's youngest champion at that time.

In 1965, Nicklaus set tournament records for scoring (271) and margin of victory (nine strokes), including a record-tying 64 in the third round. Of this performance Bob Jones said, "Jack is playing an entirely different game - a game with which I'm not familiar."

Nicklaus won a three-way playoff in 1966 and became the first champion to successfully defend his Masters title.

With his victory in 1972, Nicklaus became the second four-time Masters champion.

During Sunday's dramatic final round in 1975, Nicklaus sank a 40-foot birdie putt at No. 16 that secured a one-stroke victory, earning him an unprecedented fifth Green Jacket.

In 1986, at age 46, Nicklaus scored a final-round 65, which included eagle-birdie-birdie at holes 15, 16 and 17, and won his sixth Masters. At that time he was the oldest champion.

Jack Nicklaus elevated his game to meet golf's challenges, including those at The Masters Tournament. The man and Augusta National Golf Club will be forever linked.

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