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Jack Nicklaus Appears at Dick's Open

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. -

This years Dicks Sporting Goods Open already had a star-studded field with the likes of Fred Couples, John Daly, and Davis Love III all playing this upcoming weekend. Today however, golf royalty was at En-Joie in the form of World Golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus. It was surreal for many to have somebody of that caliber in our small community of the Southern Tier, and Nicklaus had nothing but good things to say about it.

 

Dubbed "The Greatest Golfer of All Time", Nicklaus' history in the game speaks for itself. He had won a total of 72 tournaments, with 18 of them being Major Championships, which is still a record to this day. Nicklaus has become one of the most recognizable names in sports, and its both his history in the sport and the history of his charity work that brings this to light.  

Nicklaus' "Yellow Shirt Campaign", has been made into effect by bringing together the PGA and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. This campaign, which was started in May of this year, has a set a goal to raise $100 Million dollars in 5 year, with all proceeds going to the CMNH.