Longtime UPI editor Jack Wilkinson dies

ATLANTA, April 6 (UPI) -- Jack E. Wilkinson, writer, editor and teacher of young journalists in a lengthy career with United Press International, died this week in Atlanta. He was 84.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2013
By United Press International
Rory McIlroy, No. 1 player in the world, leads the year in golf

Rory McIlroy, No. 1 player in the world, leads the year in golf

Rory McIlroy ended the year with a flourish, marking a second half of the year that left him the undoubted No. 1-ranked player in the world.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

Fore! And American Exceptionalism

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- When someone pronounces American exceptionalism, please yell "fore!"
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Romney: Don't expect 'huge cut in taxes'

Romney: Don't expect 'huge cut in taxes'

CLEVELAND, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney cautioned voters in Ohio not to expect "a huge cut in taxes" and promised to revive manufacturing if he is elected.

Romney schedule for Sept. 26

BOSTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney resumes his "Romney Plan for a Stronger Middle America" bus tour in Ohio Wednesday, his campaign said.

McIlroy breezes to record PGA victory

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy fired a 6-under 66 Sunday, setting a record for the biggest margin of victory at the PGA Championship with an 8-stroke triumph.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
By United Press International

British Open begins Thursday

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England, July 18 (UPI) -- The oldest golf tournament in the world begins Thursday with a series of streaks in progress at the sport's major championships.

Chapman rallies for U.S. Senior Open win

ORION, Mich., July 15 (UPI) -- Roger Chapman charged from four shots back Sunday, firing a 4-under-par 66 to claim his second major championship of the season at the U.S. Senior Open.

Kite leads U.S. Senior Open

ORION, Mich., July 12 (UPI) -- Tom Kite, 20 years after his victory at the U.S. Open, took a one-shot lead Thursday after the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open.
Woods claims AT&T National for 3rd win

Woods claims AT&T National for 3rd win

BETHESDA, Md., July 1 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods claimed his third win of the season Sunday, carding a 2-under-par 69 to register a two-stroke triumph at the AT&T National.
Tiger shares U.S. Open lead

Tiger shares U.S. Open lead

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods survived a stretch of three straight bogeys Friday and grabbed a share of the lead with David Toms and Jim Furyk midway through the U.S. Open.
Thompson leads, Woods threatens at Open

Thompson leads, Woods threatens at Open

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14 (UPI) -- Michael Thompson became the unlikely leader at the U.S. Open Thursday and Tiger Woods kept up his return to the spotlight with a solid first round.
Woods up to No. 4 in world golf rankings

Woods up to No. 4 in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, June 4 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods jumped to No. 4 in the men's world golf rankings after his victory at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
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Jack Nicklaus
U.S. Team captain Jack Nicklaus poses with the The Presidents Cup after the U.S. Team defeated the International Team 19.5 to 14.5 at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal on September 30, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), also known as "The Golden Bear", is an American professional golfer. He won 18 career major championships on the PGA Tour over a span of 24 years and is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional golfers of all time.

After winning two U.S. Amateurs in 1959 and 1961, and challenging for the 1960 U.S. Open, Nicklaus turned professional toward the end of 1961. The 1962 U.S. Open was both Nicklaus' first major championship victory and his first professional win. This win over Arnold Palmer began the on-course rivalry between the two. In 1966, Nicklaus won the Masters Tournament for the second year in a row, becoming the first golfer to achieve this, and also won The Open Championship, completing his career slam of major championships; at 26, he became the youngest to do so at the time. After failing to win a major in 1968 and 1969, Nicklaus won another Open Championship in 1970.

Between 1971 and 1980, he would win a further nine major championships, overtake Bobby Jones' record of 13 majors, and become the first player to complete double and triple career slams of golf's four professional major championships. At the age of 46, Nicklaus claimed his 18th and final major championship at the 1986 Masters Tournament, becoming that championship's oldest winner. Nicklaus joined the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the Champions Tour) in January 1990, when he became eligible, and by April 1996 had won 10 of the tour's tournaments, including eight of that tour's major championships, despite playing a very limited schedule. He continued to play at least some of the four regular Tour majors until 2005, when he made his final appearances at The Open Championship and the Masters Tournament.

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