Nicklaus to speak at breakfast event
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is to speak during a special breakfast event in the Capital next week.
Widely recognised as the greatest player in the history of the sport, “The Golden Bear” will be at the National Museum of Scotland next Wednesday as part of a series of talks.
The 18-time Major championship winner is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first professional victory, which came at the 1962 US Open.
Nicklaus has often talked of his deep-rooted attachment to Scotland and its golf courses, particularly St Andrews, and is expected to do so again during a conversation with presenter Mark Chapman at the event, part of the RBS Museum Talks series, which will be recorded for BBC Radio 5 Live.
Nicklaus said: “For almost as long as I have played the game professionally, I have enjoyed a love affair with the golf and the golf fans of Scotland.
“Scotland has always been considered the home of golf, and in some ways, it has felt like a second home to me, because of the way I was treated so warmly over the years.”
Bruce Minto, trustee of National Museums Scotland, said: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Jack Nicklaus, and to offer this fantastic opportunity to hear from one of the all-time greats.”
Tickets to the event at the Chambers Street attraction cost £6 and include breakfast. Doors open at 7.30am.
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