Today Columbus’ own Jack Nicklaus — who is 75 years old — made a hole-in-one in the Masters par three tournament. You can check it out above.
I’ve been playing golf since I was a kid, and I’ve never come even moderately close to a hole in one, even on flukey, ricochet off the golf cart grounds, much less hitting it ten feet past the hole then drawing the ball back into the cup. I guess that’s why Nicklaus — the greatest golfer of all time — is called the Golden Bear, but maybe he should be called the Ageless Bear. I’d take his swing right now, no questions asked.
It’s been hot and dry in Columbus recently — but all that is about to change.
Tomorrow the Memorial Tournament begins at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, a Columbus suburb. It’s a terrific tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus on a fabulous golf course. As any Columbus resident also knows, however, it also means we are guaranteed to have rain.