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Nicklaus honoured by USGA Museum

Jack Nicklaus's legacy in the game of golf has been even further cemented with the announcement that henceforth the U.S. Open champion will receive the "Jack Nicklaus Medal".

The gold medal that has been awarded to the winner since 1895 was previously unnamed.

"Kind of neat, isn't it?" Nicklaus said. "Take an old guy and honor him. I think that's pretty nice. It's pretty humbling and meaningful."

The USGA have also added a Jack Nicklaus room to it's museum in Far Hills, New Jersey where he joins those special exhibits belonging to the likes of Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones.

"One of the core missions of the USGA is to preserve the history of the great game," USGA president Glen Nager said.

"And in our instance, although it's an ongoing story, there was a missing chapter in the USGA chronicling of that history, which was honoring the greatest golfer of all time.

There was no greater honor we could think to give him and recognize the contributions that he's made to the game and to history than to name the medal that we give the winner every year."

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