‘Very Proud’ – Jack Nicklaus Hails Team USA With a Special Message for Historic Ryder Cup Win

Published 09/27/2021, 2:54 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 11: Honorary starter and Masters champion Jack Nicklaus reacts to his shot during the First Tee ceremony to start the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)


Jack Nicklaus, widely regarded as one of the best golfers in the world, is all praises for Steve Stricker and his winning team. His message reflected the sentiments of all the fans from around the globe. In fact, even the European team supporters have marveled at the superb show put on by the Americans.

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After 3 days of amazing golf, team USA brought home the trophy. They did so in truly dominating style with a record-breaking score of 19-9.

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The 18-time-major winner took to Twitter to type out this delightful congratulatory message. Nicklaus praised the team for the quick lead taken by them on the first 2 days, which set up for an amazing climax on Sunday. He went on to say that this is a colossal moment for American golf and will definitely pave the way for many such victories.

 

This milestone called for congratulatory messages from many others. Legends like Tiger Woods and Tom Watson also praised the young and inexperienced team. Woods tweeted, A dominant performance by Team USA! I can’t wait to see and celebrate with all of you! Congrats to all the players, Vice Captains, and of course Captain Steve Stricker.”

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Does Jack Nicklaus have an award named after him?

The officials named Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia as the inaugural winners of the Nicklaus-Jacklin award.

 

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Aon presents this award in honor of Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin. It is based on the famous ‘concession’ when Nicklaus conceded a two-foot-long putt to the latter, which resulted in a halved match. It was introduced this year and is awarded to a golfer for their outstanding sportsmanship and teamwork.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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