Jack Nicklaus acquired the nickname "The Golden Bear" beause of his
stocky build and his golden-blond hair. Nicklaus has used the nickname
as the name of his company, Golden Bear International, which uses the
image of a golden bear as a logo.
"A reporter called him 'the Golden Bear' because he was blond and
burly like a bear."
Akron Beacon Journal: Golfer's fame gains freeway a new name
"Called "the Golden Bear" because of his blond hair and heftiness,
Nicklaus became the first golfer to win all four professional
tournaments more than once."
The Great American History Fact-Finder: Nicklaus, Jack
"Nicklaus?s size, blond hair, and aggressive play earned him the
nickname the Golden Bear."
MSN Encarta: Jack Nicklaus
"A year after turning pro, Jack Nicklaus won the US Open Championship,
and he had truly arrived on the world stage. The press were not
endeared to him though. Because of his bulky physique he was given
nicknames such as 'Whale Boy' and 'Fat Jack'. He was also seen as a
young upstart challenging the huge popularity of Arnold Palmer, who
had a cult following known as ?Arnie?s Army?. Gradually though,
Nicklaus won over many critics with the sheer excellence of his
golf... Having acquired the kinder nickname of ?The Golden Bear?
(because of his blonde hair and bear-like stature), Nicklaus set about
winning major after major."
Essortment: The Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus
"Royal Adelaide in 1962 saw golf writing icon Don Lawrence bestow
arguably the most marketable nickname in sport. Writing in the
Melbourne Age, he said the American Jack Nicklaus reminded him of a
cuddly golden bear."
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