Few golf fans would argue with dubbing Jack Nicklaus "Player of the Century." He was born in Columbus Ohio on January 21, 1940. He began golfing at the age of 10."The Golden Bear" was noted as a golfing phenomenon from childhood, shooting a 69 at age 13. After a nearly four-decade long professional career, Nicklaus stands as golf's all-time money winner with 20 major wins and player-of-the-year status five times.