After the round Nicklaus watches the playoff between Mark O'Meara and Brian Watts in the clubhouse, the only time all week he sits and watches the British Open. "I didn't go out of my way not to watch," he says. "It's just that I was busy. It didn't bother me to watch, not in the least. No one believes me, but this wasn't an emotional week for me."
Still, Nicklaus admits that something was missing. "I had my moments, my pangs," he says. "I love to play in major championships. It has been part of my life forever. I guess nothing lasts forever."
Anyone who's under the impression that Nicklaus and golf are joined at the hip are wrong. They're joined at the heart.