The Letter Where Jack Nicklaus Declared He Would Turn Pro

Fifty-four years ago today, on Nov. 7, 1961, a 21-year-old Jack Nicklaus wrote a heartfelt letter to the USGA to declare that he was turning professional.

The Golden Bear's official twitter account tweeted the letter on Saturday morning, and it's a fantastic read knowing what we do now -- that Nicklaus would win a record 18 major titles, compile 73 PGA Tour wins and be considered by most the greatest golfer of all time.