Golden Bear Says Oak Hill is a "Wonderful Course"

Jul 26, 2013

Less than two weeks before the PGA Championship, Golf legend Jack Nicklaus is reminiscing about his 1980 win Oak Hill.

He was the only golfer under par in the tournament, and won by seven strokes.

It was the last of five PGA Championships for Nicklaus, dubbed the "Golden Bear."

Speaking with reporters on a conference call, Nicklaus says some of the holes at the course were changed greatly between the first time he played the US Open there in 1968, and the time he won the PGA Championship in 1980.

But he says Oak Hill  is a course that has stood the test of time.

He calls it a "wonderful course that was very enjoyable to play."

This year, Nicklaus is hosting the first of its kind ""pick the hole location challenge." 

Fans can vote for one of four hole locations on the difficult 15th hole at Oak Hill.

The new program is designed to help educate people on how course setup impacts a player's strategy, and attract more people to the game.

The PGA Championship at Oak Hill starts August 8th.