Tim, Fairless Hills, PA
Subj: On the money
Is it true that Jack Nicklaus’ is legal tender in Europe?
That’s correct Tim. As popular as The Golden Bear is in America, he’s equally beloved in Scotland, where he won the British Open at St. Andrews Links in 1970 and 1978. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group honored his extraordinary legacy on July 12, 2005 with the release of a commemorative £5 note featuring Nicklaus cradling a championship trophy. Apart from Her Majesty the Queen and the late Queen Mother, Nicklaus is the only living person ever to have appeared on a Scottish note.