The "Golden Bear" made an appearance at the Florida House today. He spoke about raising his family and operating successful businesses in Florida and never having a green jacket of his own despite winning the Masters Tournament six times.
Jack Nicklaus, who lives in North Palm Beach, gave a short speech to the House where he praised Florida's friendly business climate and pointed out that most of his grandchildren live in Florida and attend local schools. The House gave him a standing ovation after presenting him with a resolution.
Speaker Will Weatherford then asked Nicklaus how it felt to win the Masters a record number of times, noting that the prestigious competition is currently underway in Augusta, Ga. Nicklaus responded by telling a funny story about how the jacket didn't fit him the first time he won in 1963 and that it took him 25 years to receive one that did.