31 May '16, 5pm

The story of how @JackNicklaus brought world-class golf back to his home state of Ohio:

On the eve of his defending his Masters title in ’66, Nicklaus spoke to Young about perhaps starting an event in Columbus that would be as exceptional as the Masters. Inspired by his friend’s vision, Young undertook the task of getting Nicklaus’ dream off the ground by finding the right ground. By studying courthouse records, topographical maps and other resource materials, Young was able to identify 11 prospective sites. With Dye accompanying him, Nicklaus settled on the current location, in what was then largely rural Dublin, after seeing only two other tracts. Nicklaus recognized it as an area where he once hiked with his father. It was densely wooded, rolling, and possessed a natural water source in the form of two creeks. Dye validated Nicklaus’ hunch that he’d hit, um, pay dirt by remarking, “this is the best site I’ve ever seen that doesn’t have mountains or the oce...

Full article: http://www.pgatour.com/long-form/2016/05/30/jack-nicklaus...

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