The 2015 recipient of the Bob Jones Award is Barbara Nicklaus. Each year the USGA honors someone in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. Jack Nicklaus received the award in 1975 and was part of the voting committee that bestowed the honor on his wife this year.
Mrs. Nicklaus was given the award on Tuesday, June 16. Jack Nicklaus kept the secret from his wife for two weeks. Her husband helped set up the reveal to his wife with kids, grandkids and USGA president Tom O’Toole who were all involved. Barbara believed that the gathering was for Jack to receive yet another award of some kind.
Barbara Nicklaus is an outstanding choice for this year’s award. She has meant so much to so many people and done so much for so many without ever really receiving any credit for it.
Congratulations to Mrs. Nicklaus and the Nicklaus family.