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TV special will honor golfer Jack Nicklaus

Published: April 9, 2017 4:00 AM

(TNS) -- Jack Nicklaus will be the subject of a three-night series called simply "Jack" on the Golf Channel starting today. And while people know of his golfing triumphs, few know about his travails. "I think probably maybe the toughest is when we -- about 12 years ago, we lost a grandchild to drowning. That was not a very good time.

"I think that we've had other times in life that -- I don't think -- in relation to the game of golf, did I have any tough times? Sure. I lost a lot of tournaments. ... But those are not life changing situations. It's a game. Golf's a game. I've had setbacks in golf. We've had health setbacks. We've all had that, but I've been a pretty fortunate guy. Nothing that has been anything more serious, obviously, than losing my grandchild."


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