The Whaleman from Ohio State

A young Jack Nicklaus, known as Blob-o or Whaleman by his friends at Ohio State, wanted to remain an amateur in the mold of Bobby Jones.  Whaleman was an appropriate nickname since Nicklaus had a whale of a golf game.  He won the U.S. Amateur in 1959 and 1960, then finished just two strokes behind the magnificent Arnold Palmer in the U.S. Open.

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