Golf: On to Seven Figures

If a numerologist were to pick a lucky number for Jack Nicklaus, it would have to be a nice round figure. Like 100,000. Big Jack is the only golfer in history to win an average of more than $100,000 a year throughout his pro career. And last week he became the only golfer ever to win $100,000 in the space of twelve days.

The first $50,000 was Jack's reward for winning the Westchester Golf Classic in Harrison, N.Y.; the second $50,000 was top prize at last week's 36-hole World Series of Golf in Akron, Ohio. Because the P.G.A. does not...

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