All week, we counted down the best players ever to win at Pinehurst BEFORE they won The Masters. But, now, does No. 1 need to change?

Do we need to change this after last year?

Jack Nicklaus has won at Pinehurst almost as much as he’s won at Augusta.

Before The Golden Bear won the first of his six Masters in 1963, Nicklaus has won the 1959 North & South Amateur, shooting well over par to edge Gene Andrews 1-up. Nicklaus also won the 1975 Hall of Fame Classic on No. 2 and had a win of different sorts when he watched his son Jackie win the 1985 North & South Amateur, becoming the only father and son duo to have won the prestigious event.

Nicklaus contended in the 1994 U.S. Senior Open, but a few months before that, defeated Arnold Palmer in a made-for-TV match on No. 2.


But, another is on the prowl…again.