Jack Nicklaus was given his nickname by Australian sportswriter Don Lawrence who wrote an article about Jack Nicklaus arriving in Australia in 1961. The headline was: “Golden Bear from U.S. to Arrive Today”.
Also, the high school Nicklaus went to was the Upper Arlington Golden Bears.
"Well, I’ve been a Golden Bear all my life. I might as well continue to be a Golden Bear." - Jack Nicklaus said.
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