Informative Speech: Legendary Golfers

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Today I am going to talk to you about legendary golfers. There are many amazing golfers that have played throughout the years, like Ben Hogan, Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Bubba Watson, Lee Trevino, Gary Player, and Sam Snead. The three golfers I chose though are Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus. The three ways I picked the golfers to be legendary were (1) The golfer had to be retired from the PGA Tour and the Senior Tour, (2) the golfer had to have a memorable achievement while they were still in their career, and (3) the golfer had to have won many majors and tournaments.
Bobby Jones was born on March 17th, 1902. At age 9, Bobby won against adults in a major men’s tournament. In 1923, Jones became the only golfer to win the U.S. Open champion at 21. Jones was so good that by the age of 28 he became the first golfer to ever win The Grand Slam. The Grand Slam is when a golfer is able to win the U.S. Open, United States Amateur, British
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He won many championships as a child. When he was 12, he won the Ohio State Junior Championship. When he was 13, he qualified as the youngest U.S. Amateur. When he was 16 he won the Ohio State Open against the top professionals and amateurs from the state. Nicklaus became very popular after winning his first professional game against Arnold Palmer in the U.S. Open. When he was 22, Nicklaus was the youngest U.S. Open champion after Bobby Jones. During his golfing career, Nicklaus had won the British Open three times, U.S. Open four times, PGA Championship five times, Masters six times, and the U.S. Amateur two times. He was the number one golfer in the world for ten straight years on the McCormack’s World Golf Rankings. In 1973, he broke Bobby Jones’s record of majors by winning the PGA Championship by four shots over Bruce Crampton. He also played on six Ryder Cup teams and held the captainship twice. He has also designed more than 300 golf courses

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