Jack Nicklaus Tames “The Blue Monster” shooting a 63 at the 1991 Doral Open


At 50 years old, The Golden Bear shoots a 63 at Doral

On this day, In 1991 Jack Nicklaus shot a near record 63 at the Blue Monster in Doral. Nicklaus himself called it, “The best round of golf i’ve played in a long, long time”.  His 63 put him in a great position, second place, where he had finished five times before.  He had won the Doral-Ryder twice before, but no one really counted the legend in the mix when it came down to it.  Kenny Perry held a one stroke lead going into the third round, but please don’t forget.  Perry was 30 years old…Nicklaus was 50.

A tournament favorite, Paul Azinger was disqualified after an incident on the 18th hole.  Azinger, who had been pointing for this tournament since losing a four-way playoff here to Greg Norman in 1990, will again have to wait until next year. After he posted a 65 in the 2nd round, officials informed Azinger that a tape of a television telecast showed he had moved loose impediments after taking his stance in a water hazard while playing his final hole on Thursday.

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