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2001 ESPY Awards
Golfer Jack Nicklaus accepts the ESPY Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Nicklaus received ESPY Lifetime Achievement award

Jack Nicklaus, one of the finest golfers in the history of the game, received the ESPY Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the 2001 ESPY Awards telecast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Feb. 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN. (The one-hour ESPY Red Carpet Special will begin at 8 p.m. and will include live arrivals.)

Nicklaus completely dominated the game for more than two decades, piling up a total of 71 tour victories, 18 of which were won at professional golf's premier events: the Masters, the PGA Championship, the United States Open and the British Open. He was only 22 when he won his first Major - and 46 when he won his last, the 1986 Masters. His size, blond hair and aggressive play earned him the nickname the "Golden Bear."
Jack Nicklaus
During his storied career, Nicklaus won 18 majors.

"Jack Nicklaus' career - combining greatness, longevity and class - ranks among the greatest in all of sports," said Maureen Murray Quinn, executive director of the ESPY Awards. "He is most deserving of our ESPY Lifetime Achievement Award."

The ESPY Awards -- for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly -- set the stage for the sports world to celebrate the year's achievements, relive the memorable moments and salute the best performers and performances. Overall, there are 34 categories, highlighted by 14 awards in which the best of the best in a variety of sports compete directly - including Male and Female Athlete-of-the-Year, Coach/Manager of the Year and Breakthrough Athlete of the Year.

In addition to the ESPY Lifetime Achievement Award, the Arthur Ashe Courage and Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual whose contributions transcend sports. Past recipients have included Jim Valvano (1993), Muhammad Ali (1997), Billie Jean King (1999) and Columbine High School coach Dave Sanders (2000).

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