Quotes by Jack Nicklaus

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
– Jack Nicklaus
Focus on remedies, not faults.
– Jack Nicklaus
He had a lot of talent, but didn't have much dedication, wasn't organized, didn't know how to learn, didn't know how to comprehend what he was doing, didn't try to learn how to get better.
– Jack Nicklaus
He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.
– Jack Nicklaus
He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can.
– Jack Nicklaus
How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.
– Jack Nicklaus
I'm a firm believer that in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don't enjoy.
– Jack Nicklaus
It's hard not to play golf that's up to Jack Nicklaus standards when you are Jack Nicklaus.
– Jack Nicklaus
My ability to concentrate and work toward that goal has been my greatest asset.
– Jack Nicklaus
Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation.
– Jack Nicklaus
There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.
– Jack Nicklaus
Why am I so determined to put the shoulder where it belongs? Women have very round shoulders that push forward slightly; this touches me and I say: One must not hide that! Then someone tells you: The shoulder is on the back. I've never seen women with shoulders on their backs.
– Jack Nicklaus
Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation.
– Jack Nicklaus
You have to trust your kids. They have to experience life, and you just hope you've provided them a foundation for what's right and what isn't.
– Jack Nicklaus
Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt.
– Jack Nicklaus
This is a game. That's all it is. It's not a war.
– Jack Nicklaus
Success depends almost entirely on how effectively you learn to manage the game's two ultimate adversaries: the course and yourself.
– Jack Nicklaus
Pete Dye introduced me to golf course design back in the 1960's. He came to my hometown Columbus, Ohio to work on The Golf Club.
– Jack Nicklaus
I've wanted to design golf courses ever since I was a kid. I suppose it comes from the way I've played the game. To find the proper way to play any hole, I've always begun by asking myself what the architect has tried to do with it.
– Jack Nicklaus
I've been fortunate over my career to make a little history on the 16th hole at Augusta National.
– Jack Nicklaus