Jack Nicklaus can still stun at Augusta National

Written By Alec Brzezinski
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Jack Nicklaus became the oldest man to win the Masters when he slipped on the green jacket at Augusta National at the age of 46 in 1986, and he continued to defy age on one of golf's most treasured courses earlier this month.

The six-time Masters champion shot an even-par 72 at Augusta National earlier this month, besting his age by four strokes, according to PGA.com.

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"Of course, I played the front tees," Nicklaus said. "I play up as far as you can play. It's a different golf course."

Nicklaus also beat his age by firing a 73 on another course before that round.

"That's pretty good for me, for an older guy, below my age twice," Nicklaus said. "I keep ruining my handicap, I keep shooting good scores. That's going to take me down to a 1 or a 2. I was very upset. I'll lose a lot of money on that."

 

 

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