As at 2001, Jack Nicklaus had won 18 Majors in his career, the most by a single player. Before he established his credentials and earned respect and admiration from fans, he was often called 'Fat Jack'. He is remembered for his words, 'I never went into a tournament or round of golf thinking I had to beat a certain player. I had to beat the golf course. If I prepared myself for a major, went in focused, and then beat the golf course, the rest took care of itself'.