Nicklaus Opens Bass Pro Shops Legends Pro-Am With Shotgun Start

We’ve all heard of a shotgun starts in golf tournaments, but only at the Bass Pro Shops Legends tournament is a literal shotgun involved.

Jack Nicklaus kicked off Thursday’s Pro-Am at Big Cedar Lodge with a tee shot, which reportedly came within 3 feet of pin.

Jack Nicklaus gets the pro-am started with a shotgun and a tee shot. @bassprolegends @bigcedarlodge 🏌️

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… And earlier, Jack was taking aim with a Beretta (?) shotgun at the Top of the Rock.


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Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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