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Jack Nicklaus posts first cheque he earned in pro golf

- January 9th, 2014

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus posted the above photo to his Instagram account, the first cheque he earned as a professional on the PGA Tour 52 years ago.

According to the post, Nicklaus won $33.33 as part of a three-way tie for 50th place at the Los Angeles Open.

“All through the years people have said, ‘You won WHAT the first time?! $33.33?!’” he said about the meagre winnings. “Yes and I wonder whatever happened to that extra penny.”

Nicklaus, 73, is considered the most accomplished golfer in history, winning 18 major championships and 73 victories on the PGA Tour, good for third all-time.

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