Jack Nicklaus’s North & South win got the attention of Sports Illustrated

If you’ve been even a casual reader of Sports Illustrated over the years, you know of SI’s Faces in the Crowd page, where in over a half-century thousands of young athletes – some of the brink of stardom and some never to be heard from again – were pictured with a brief about their magnificent athletic achievements.

Golf has certainly had its share of entries in Faces in the Crowd, including Jack Nicklaus, who made his second appearance at 19 years old on May 4, 1959.

The reason? As you can see in the photo, it was for his victory in Pinehurst’s North & South Amateur.

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Other golfers were included in Golf.com’s recent piece about Faces in the Crowd, including Tiger Woods, Michelle Wie, Lanny Wadkins and this guy:

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