Our representatives up on Capitol Hill might not see eye-to-eye on many topics, but one thing is certain: they love golf. Yesterday it was announced that The House of Representatives has voted to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal on Jack Nicklaus. If it passes, Jack will join Arnold Palmer (2009) and Byron Nelson (2006) as recipients of the honor. The Congressional Gold Medal was last given in 2010 to Japanese-American World War II veterans.
Aside from his golf achievements, including a record 18 major championships, Nicklaus was cited for his humanitarian work with the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation, which has raised more than $12 million to support pediatric health services.
Now the legislation goes up for vote in the Senate. So get on the phone, tell your Senators to forget trying to fix a broken system and focus on the one thing we can all agree on: Jack Nicklaus is awesome. Need further proof?
-- Derek Evers