JACK NICKLAUS: I don't know, Arnold and I, you know, I didn't want Arnold to leave any more than Arnold wanted to leave. I enjoyed competing against Arnold and I think Arnold enjoyed competing against me. We played a lot of things together, a lot of teams together, but we also enjoyed beating each other's brains out. I mean, it was fun, we both enjoyed that. I think maybe I might have had a little bit of the better of it, but still, there was a lot of times that Arnold beat me that that may be not as publicized as what I did with him.
The last time I played with Arnold, the last time he won, I played with him in the last round at Palm Springs in 1973, was the last tournament he won. He played great and whipped me pretty good that day. You know, then we played in team championships together, a variety of events. I never really look at Arnold as leaving until probably late '70s. I mean, ten years later, I suppose, is that really what you're asking?
Let's put it this way. Don't ever get too comfortable; it will always come back and pop you one. I don't know what fighter would have that happen to him, but I promise you, a lot of fighters think I can take this guy, and the next round, what happened, gets the guy right in the jaw and it's gone. You don't want to just forget somebody; he can come back and bop you pretty good. He was a good player.
JULIUS MASON: I'd like to thank Mr. Nicklaus for coming down.
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