How many Majors has Jack Nicklaus won?

Jack Nicklaus won 18 Major Championships.

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Jack William Nicklaus was born January 21, 1940. His nickname is The Golden Bear.

He is considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time.

In his career he won a total of 117 professional tournaments.

He won a record 18 major championships, three more than second-placed Tiger Woods.

He has also won a career Grand Slam three times.

He was named as one of the 13 original inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Jack Nicklaus Major Championship wins

6 x Masters
4 x US Open
3 x The Open
5 x PGA Championships

1962 U.S. Open

The 1962 U.S. Open was played at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1962 U.S. Open in an 18-hole Sunday playoff against Arnold Palmer.

His total score was 283 (-1).

The winner’s share was $17,500.

1963 Masters Tournament

Jack Nicklaus won the 1963 Masters Tournament one stroke ahead of runner-up Tony Lema.

His total score was 286 (-2).

The winner’s share was $20,000.

1963 PGA Championship

The 1963 PGA Championship was played the Blue Course of Dallas Athletic Club in Dallas, Texas.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1963 PGA Championship two strokes ahead of runner-up Dave Ragan.

His total score was 279 (-5).

The winner’s share was $13,000.

1965 Masters Tournament

Jack Nicklaus won the 1965 Masters Tournament nine strokes ahead of runners-up Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.

His total score was 271 (-17).

At the time this was a tournament record, three strokes better than Ben Hogan's round of 274 in 1953.

The winner’s share was $20,000.

1966 Masters Tournament

Jack Nicklaus won the 1966 Masters Tournament in a playoff (-2) against Tommy Jacobs (E) and Gay Brewer (+6).

He became the first back-to-back champion at the Masters.

His total score was 288 (E).

The winner’s share was $20,000.

1966 The Open Championship

The 1966 The Open Championship was played at Muirfield Golf Links in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1966 The Open Championship one stroke ahead of runners-up Doug Sanders and Dave Thomas.

His total score was 282 (-2).

The winner’s share was $5,880.

1967 U.S. Open

The 1967 U.S. Open was played at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1967 U.S. Open four strokes ahead of runner-up Arnold Palmer.

Jack shot a final round of 65 and established a new U.S.

His total score was 275 (-5) a new open record.

The winner’s share was $30,000.

1970 The Open Championship

1970 The Open Championship was played at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1970 The Open Championship in an 18-hole Sunday playoff over Doug Sanders, 72 to 73.

His total score was 283 (-5).

The winner’s share was $12,600.

1971 PGA Championship

The 1971 PGA Championship was played at the original PGA National Golf Club, presently known as BallenIsles Country Club (East Course) in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1971 PGA Championship two strokes ahead of Billy Casper.

His total score was 281 (-7).

The winner’s share was $40,000.

1972 Masters Tournament

Jack Nicklaus won the 1972 Masters Tournament three strokes ahead of three runners-up Bruce Crampton, Bobby Mitchell and Tom Weiskopf.

His total score was 286 (-2).

The winner’s share was $25,000.

1972 U.S. Open

The 1972 U.S. Open was played at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1972 U.S. Open three strokes ahead of runner-up Bruce Crampton.

His total score was 290 (+2).

The winner’s share was $30,000.

1973 PGA Championship

The 1973 PGA Championship was played at Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1973 PGA Championship four strokes ahead of runner-up Bruce Crampton.

His total score was 277 (-7).

The winner’s share was $45,000.

1975 Masters Tournament

Jack Nicklaus won the 1975 Masters Tournament one stroke ahead of runners-up Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf.

His total score was 276 (-12).

The winner’s share was $40,000.

1975 PGA Championship

The 1975 PGA Championship was played at the South Course of Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1975 PGA Championship two strokes ahead of runner-up Bruce Crampton.

His total score was 276 (-4).

The winner’s share was $45,000.

1978 The Open Championship

The 1978 The Open Championship was played at the Old Course at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1978 The Open Championship two strokes ahead of runners-up Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Tom Kite, and Simon Owen.

His total score was 281 (-7).

The winner’s share was$23,750.

1980 U.S. Open

The 1980 U.S. Open was played at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey, west of New York City.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1980 U.S. Open two strokes ahead of runner-up Isao Aoki.

His total score was 272 (-8).

The winner’s share was $55,000.

1980 PGA Championship

The 1980 PGA Championship was played at the East Course of Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.

Jack Nicklaus won the 1980 PGA Championship even strokes ahead of runner-up Andy Bean.

His total score was 274 (-6).

The winner’s share was $60,000.

1986 Masters Tournament

Jack Nicklaus won the 1986 Masters Tournament on stroke ahead of runners-up Tom Kite and Greg Norman.

His total score was 279 (-9).

The winner’s share was $144,000.

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