Jack Nicklaus’ perfect response to Lee Trevino’s wedge dig

Has there ever been a faster wit on the PGA Tour than Lee Trevino? The title could be up for debate after a narrative Trevino shared on this week’s episode of GOLF’s Subpar.

The six-time main winner is considered one of professional golf’s legends, and at 84 years outdated, Trevino is as entertaining as he’s ever been. This week, Trevino shared a lot of priceless tales from his life and profession with Subpar hosts Colt Knost and Drew Stoltz, together with one a couple of dig he gave the sport’s GOAT, Jack Nicklaus — and Nicklaus’ masterful response.

The story started with some back-and-forth about weaknesses.

“Golfers have weaknesses,” Trevino stated. “You at all times have a weak point. It’s both a bunker shot, or to attract a driver or to chop a wedge. There’s weaknesses. The one man that I’ve ever seen that didn’t have a weak point: Jack couldn’t play wedges. He was a foul wedge participant.


Pro golfer Lee Trevino points his finger on the 14th hole during the first round of the PNC Championship at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club Grande Lakes on December 18, 2021

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“And I requested Jack one time, I stated, let me ask you a query. I stated, why, the way in which you drive it, you’re the best putter I’ve ever seen. I do know Bobby Locke was good … however Jack is the best. Nonetheless can putt the identical approach, the tactic that he has is flawless. No one’s ever copied it and it’s flawless the way in which he does it. And I requested him, I stated, why are you such a foul wedge participant?

“And he stated, ‘Properly, I’ve by no means needed to hit one.’”

A mic drop if there ever was one. Because the group laughed, Trevino stated Nicklaus truly had some extent, as a result of in these days, par-4s didn’t actually exceed 400 yards, and Nicklaus might hit the motive force 300.

“Jack was a fader,” Trevino stated. “All people thinks he drew the ball, he by no means did that. He pale every little thing, you recognize, only a small fade, hit it increased than I did. However he moved it from left to proper. However he couldn’t play a wedge, he couldn’t play a wedge. It was very troublesome for him.”

For extra from Trevino, together with his ideas on the most recent scorching matters within the sport, try the total episode under.

Golf.com Editor

As a four-year member of Columbia’s inaugural class of feminine varsity golfers, Jessica can out-birdie everybody on the masthead. She will be able to out-hustle them within the workplace, too, the place she’s primarily accountable for producing each print and on-line options, and overseeing main particular tasks, akin to GOLF’s inaugural Model Is­sue, which debuted in February 2018. Her origi­nal interview sequence, “A Spherical With,” debuted in November of 2015, and appeared in each within the journal and in video kind on GOLF.com.

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