The USGA awarded Barbara Nicklaus, wife of Jack, the Bob Jones Award, presented annually to the individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character, and respect for the game exhibited by Jones himself.
Nicklaus is chairman of the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, which has raised more than $32 million to support childhood diseases and disorders.
“Golf has not only given us an incredible life, it has provided us a vehicle and a means to make a difference in the lives of young boys and girls, and the families who love them,” Barbara Nicklaus said. “I don’t think our life’s work could ever compare to or repay what the game has given to us.”
She will officially be honored in June at the US Open.