Golden Bear’s iconic jersey will take pride of place in museum
A UNIQUE momento of the record-breaking career of “The Golden Bear” has been donated to the National Museum of Scotland.
The jersey Jack Nicklaus was sporting when he teed off for his farewell Open appearance at St Andrews seven years ago is expected to have pride of place in the Edinburgh attraction.
The jersey was worn specially for his final round in the tournament as a replica of the iconic one he wore at the home of golf when he lifted “the claret jug” in 1978.
Nicklaus recalled yesterday how fans were “on top of roofs and hanging out of windows” to bid him farewell.
“I picked St Andrews to end my career because of my relationship with the Scots and because it was the home of golf. The people were just fantastic. I’ve always appreciated that.”
Nicklaus said he expected to crowds at Gleneagles in 2014 to give American stars a warm a welcome as ever.
“I can’t see the atmosphere changing from the Open just because it’s the Ryder Cup.”
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