Barbara Nicklaus, the wife of 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus for nearly 55 years, was named Wednesday as the 2015 Bob Jones Award winner by the US Golf Association.

The award, presented annually since 1955, pays tribute to someone who demonstrates spirit, character and respect for the sport and she follows her husband Jack, the 1975 winner, in taking the honor.

She will receive the trophy in a June ceremony at this year’s US Open at Chambers Bay near Seattle for her work with youth-related charitable causes.

Source: AFP

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