“Tell them you love them,” Nicklaus continued, before listing a series of Father’s Day activities with his family — including brunch, ping pong, swimming, and, of course, watching the U.S. Open.
His son, Jack Nicklaus II, who penned the book, ‘Best Seat in the House: 18 Golden Lessons from a Father to His Son’ about his father’s expertise both on and off the green, said, “most people know him as the guy who won all those golf tournaments. I know him as as ‘Dad.’
“He’s the greatest role model that I’ve ever experienced and watched,” Junior added. “I’m so proud of him.”
Nicklaus holds the record as an 18-time PGA major champion — but maintains in his new Fox Nation special that, despite his overwhelming success, golf was never his No. 1 priority. ‘Life Lessons from Jack Nicklaus: A Father’s Day Message,’ which new ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy teased in Sunday’s segment, features the legend and his son, Jack Nicklaus II, sharing stories about Senior’s legacy as both a family man and professional golfer.
“My family’s always been number one. Golf was always number two,” Nicklaus told ‘Life Lessons’ host Laura Ingraham. “As long as I kept my family first, and kept my priorities there, that’s where I wanted them.”
“My goal was to have my kids know me, have them be part of my life, have me be part of their lives — and I think that’s by far the most important thing,” Nicklaus added. “Golf is just a game; it happened to be a great game for me – but having them share that with me was very special.”
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