All-Time Greats Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam Joined Hands to Transcend Golf Into the Biggest Stage, Back in 2008

Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam are probably two of the world’s biggest golf personalities. They both tie the bests of both worlds in the sport. Their association paved the way for golf’s inclusion in the Olympics.ADVERTISEMENTArticle continues below this ad
Jack Nicklaus is widely known as the ‘Golden Beer.’ The golf world legend collaborated with Annika Sorenstam to reinstate golf as an Olympic sport.Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam teamed up for the greater goodADVERTISEMENTArticle continues below this adTwo of golf’s legends, Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam joined forces back in 2008 in their capacity as global ambassadors of golf to present their support towards reinstating golf as an Olympic sport.Golf had not been part of the highly revered Olympic games since the institution began. However, inculcating the sport in the periphery of the Olympics took a while, and Nicklaus and Sorenstam played their roleNicklaus said, “Golf is a perfect match with Olympic ideals. Golf’s inherent values embody the Olympic spirit of honesty, integrity, dignity, and sportsmanship.”Sorenstam added,  “I can’t think of any other sport that would fit better in the Olympics for so many reasons. It’s a global game, and you know, some of the values that we see in this game, it’s just hard to find in any other sport.”Owing to their efforts, golf was a part of both the Rio Olympics and the Tokyo Olympics.However, with time, the golf world is questioning the non-participation of major names, especially from the sphere of men’s golf, in the Olympics.Golfers like Anna Nordqvist have highlighted this in the past. It is high time that golfers buckle up and honor the legacy Nicklaus and Sorenstam worked so hard to achieve.Jack and his humbling experienceNicklaus once recounted a story regarding having missed the cut. ‘The Golden Bear’ cautioned modern players to prevent downturns induced by the Masters.He said, “It was a humbling experience to miss the cut after winning it twice in a row. That I was so disheartened at not winning at Augusta that I had a downer for the majority of the year.”ADVERTISEMENTArticle continues below this adJack Nicklaus shares his experiences on the golf course with his colorblindness | Courtesy: Getty ImagesIt took him close to three years to heal from having lost the Masters, as per him.But that wasn’t the climax of Jack and his career in golf. He worked his way around it and managed to overcome the bad luck.ADVERTISEMENTArticle continues below this adWhat do you think about this iconic duo? Share your views in the comments section below.Watch This Story: Charles Barkley once freaked out at Tiger Woods simple request

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