Jack Nicklaus campaigns in Ohio for Romney, who calls him ‘greatest athlete of the 20th century’by George Bennett | September 26th, 2012
North Palm Beach resident and golf legend Jack Nicklaus is campaigning in his native Ohio today with Mitt Romney.
“This campaign is not what is best for me, it is what is best for my children and my grandchildren,” Nicklaus said, according to The Washington Times.
Romney called Nicklaus “the greatest athlete of the 20th century” after The Golden Bear’s introduction.
Sports Illustrated named Nicklaus the best individual male athlete of the 20th century in 1999.
ESPN ranked Nicklaus the ninth greatest athlete of the 20th Century — behind Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, Wayne Gretzky, Jesse Owens, Jim Thorpe and Willie Mays.