Jack Nicklaus: Video Shows Augusta National Golf Course Security Guards Asking PGA Champion for ID

By Dave Martin, Epoch Times
April 6, 2016 10:57 am Last Updated: April 6, 2016 11:43 am

Six-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus posted a Facebook video that shows several guards not immediately recognizing him and asking for a security badge as he drove on Magnolia Lane—the entryway to Augusta National Golf Club. 

Watch from behind the scenes what happened when I arrived to Magnolia Lane and the Masters this afternoon!

Posted by Jack Nicklaus on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Nicklaus, who won the prestigious event in ’63, ’65, ’66, ’72, ’75, and again in ’86, is revered everywhere—especially at Augusta National.

Overall, his 18 Majors won are more than anyone else. Even now at age 76 “The Golden Bear” is recognized by most people—just not all security guards.

The Masters is the site of maybe his greatest triumph ever when a 46-year-old Nicklaus (some even referred to him as the “Olden Bear” at the time) stunned the rest of the field in 1986 with a final round 65, including a jaw-dropping six under par on the back nine holes to win it.