ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) – A brief look at the major championship career of Jack Nicklaus, who plans to make the British Open at St. Andrews his 164th and final major:

Masters

Appearances: 45.

Victories: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986.

Runner-up finishes: 4.

Cuts made: 37.

Legacy: No one has won more than his six green jackets.

Defining moment: Raised his left arm when he dropped a 12-foot birdie on the 17th hole to shoot 30 on the back nine in his 1986 victory.

Noteworthy: Finished in the top 10 at every Masters in the 1970s.



U.S. Open

Appearances: 42.

Victories: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980.

Runner-up finishes: 4.

Cuts made: 35.

Legacy: Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones and Willie Anderson are the only four-time U.S. Open champions.

Defining moment: A 1-iron into a stiff breeze that hit the flagstick on the par-3 17th in 1972.

Noteworthy: Only player to win the U.S. Open in three decades.



British Open

Appearances: 37

Victories: 1966, 1970, 1978.

Runner-up finishes: 7.

Cuts made: 32.

Legacy: Only American to win twice at St. Andrews.

Defining moment: Threw his putter into the air after making an 8-foot birdie putt to win an 18-hole playoff against Doug Sanders in 1970 at St. Andrews.

Noteworthy: Never finished worse than sixth from 1966 through 1980.



PGA Championship

Appearances: 37.

Victories: 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980.

Runner-up finishes: 4.

Cuts made: 27.

Legacy: Nicklaus and Walter Hagen are the only five-time PGA champions. No other player has more than two stroke-play titles in the PGA Championship.

Defining moment: In a rare moment of risk, hit 9-iron from the rough that barely cleared a tree, then barely cleared the water on the 16th hole at Firestone in 1975. He holed a 30-foot putt to save par.

Noteworthy: Victory in the 1971 PGA Championship made him the only player to win the career Grand Slam twice.


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