LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR | Nicklaus hits the links at Creighton Farms for charity fundraiserMonday, September 2, 2019
Throughout sports history, few figures have had the ability to reach anyone, regardless of age, race and status. Modern-day examples include athletes like Tiger Woods and LeBron James, guys with a presence that even non-sports fans recognize.
Before Woods and James, there was Jack Nicklaus, perhaps the best golfer to ever swing a club. Known as the Golden Bear, Nicklaus, to this day, is one of the most identifiable and revered athletes in sports.
Part of what’s helped Nicklaus maintain this legacy beyond his time on tour is his never-ending philanthropy and constant presence in his sport. Often times, the two go hand in hand, and nothing exhibits this more than the Creighton Farms Invitational in Loudoun County, which Nicklaus hosts and participates in.