Any interview with Jack Nicklaus is always enthralling, and today’s press conference with the Golden Bear ahead of this week’s Memorial Tournament is once again a must-watch.
I love his recollections of life on tour in the 60’s and the comradery that existed between all the players who were doing their best to earn a living rather than living in luxury by making the cut each week.
“I was 22 with a family. Jackie was about eight months old when I played the Open at Oakmont. But we used to travel. We used to travel. We talked about traveling in the car, back in the day when we didn’t have disposable diapers and we had a diaper pail in the backseat with a port‑a‑crib and off we went. Let me tell you, you’d better keep the windows open. I’ll tell you what, it didn’t smell very good.”