Monday, June 14, 2010

Jack Nicklaus - June 9, 1973

"I found out...that Jack Nicklaus, the great golfer, was watching the Belmont Stakes at home.

He ended up on all fours on his den floor, pounding on the floor, as this horse turned for home. Friends looking on were perplexed or aghast, or both.

He said, 'Idon't know anything about horse racing, but for some reason I was poiunding on the floor and tears were coming down.' And he said to Heywood Hale Broun, 'Woody, I don;t understand it. Help me understand it'.

And Broun said to him, 'Jack, your entire life as a golfer has been a search for perfection. And on Jun e the ninth, you saw it and you recognized it for what it was.'"

- Lawrence Scanlan in The Horse God Built

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