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GHT71090 posted a topic in Golf TalkThe 1966 Team Championship was dominated by The King & The Golden Bear On this day in 1966 arguably the two biggest figures in golf got together to win the PGA National Team Championship. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus teamed up to win the $50,000 first price by shooting an amazing 32 strokes under par. A record in its own right. It was their first time being teammates in their careers, they would win again in 1970 & 1971. The dynamic duo put together rounds of 63, 66, 63, & 64 for a 72 hole total of 256. Palmer from a press conference: “I don’t think either Jack or I would have (decided to come and played together) if we didn’t think we had a chance to win. Our plan is to win. If we don’t we’ll just get on with our lives, and try it again somewhere else.” Palmer and Nicklaus have had outstanding success teaming with one another in the past. Below is a list of their results together in team play: 1966 PGA National Golf Club, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Past Winners National Team Championship 1972 Babe Hiskey and Kermit Zarley 1971 Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer National Four-Ball Championship PGA Players 1970 Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer PGA National Team Championship 1969 No tournament 1968 George Archer and Bobby Nichols PGA Team Championship 1967 No tournament 1966 Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer PGA National Four-ball Championship 1965 Butch Baird and Gay Brewer
Posted this on IG yesterday, just something I thought would be interesting to throw out there. I could be completely off but when you look at players that have had long, relatively injury-free careers they tend to have more "freedom" with their lower body (Phil, Jack, Sam Snead, Vijay). By freedom I mean allowing the hips to turn, trail knee losing some flex and the lead knee moving inward. I've also felt Tiger's swing, especially in recent years, is too restrictive and hurts his downswing sequencing. Someone commented that it wasn't a good comparison because the swing of Tiger's isn't a driver swing, it actually is but I'll also share this driver swing from last year in Phoenix. Here are some of the comments and my responses:
mvmac posted a topic in Tour TalkWith Tiger turning 40 soon, struggling on the course this season and undergoing a second microdiscectomy surgery on his back in the last 18 months, it looks more and more likely that Tiger isn't getting to 18 or 19 majors anytime soon. What do you think? Is Jack's record of 18 major championships secure or will it eventually be broken?