1997 - "Jack Nicklaus: My Story," written with Ken Bowden, is released.
2001 - Is awarded the ESPY Lifetime Achievement Award.
2004 - The Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation is formed.
2005 - Retires from tournament competition.
2005 - Is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
2006 - Is inducted into the PGA Professional Hall of Fame.