Thursday, June 13, 2019

Jack is Back @ The 2019 U.S. Open








Jack is Back

@ The 2019 U.S. Open

Pebble Beach, California


The sun never sets on the World of Rolex, and every week there is a fascinating event occurring somewhere on earth that is sponsored by Rolex and this week we have the Le Mans Formula 1 race in France as well as The U.S. Open taking place at Pebble Beach in California.







47 Years ago, the first time the U.S. Open was played at Pebble Beach, Jack Nicklaus upstaged his rivals, Lee Trevino and Arnold Palmer to won the 1972 U.S. Open. This years U.S. Open is unusual as Jack Nicklaus' Rolex Day-Date has been making the rounds. The fascinating back story is that Rolex, under the leadership of André Heiniger gave Jack Nicklaus a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date in 1967. The photo below is the oldest photo of Jack wearing his Day-Date I have been able to find and it was taken in 1968.



Jack Nicklaus

Winning The 1972 U.S. Open Golf Tournament

Pebble Beach, California

Rolex Day-Date





Jack Nicklaus is pictured below with Tiger Woods at the 2012 ATT National Tournament where Tiger passed Jack to the 2nd Place on Career List with his 74th victory.



Jack Nicklaus has been wearing his same Day-Date for 52 years straight and he recently decided to put it up for auction with Phillips Auction House, the benefits of which will all go to the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation (@anchcf). Jack's watch can be viewed in-person by contacting @pboutros on Instagram.






Rolex Datejust ad from July 1995
Arnold Palmer & Jack Nicklaus
Two Golf Legends

Jack Nicklaus was the second Rolex Golf Ambassador appointed just after fellow legendary golfer Arnold Palmer and along with Gary Player make up Golfs Big 3.








The photo above of Jack Nicklaus was taken in 1972 and the one below was taken recently.




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