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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus explains decision to vote for Donald Trump

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Jack Nicklaus. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Jack Nicklaus. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has thrown his weight behind President Donald Trump ahead of the American elections.

The 80-year-old Nicklaus is the all-time leader with major wins in golf (18) and also won 73 times on the PGA Tour.

He took to Twitter on Wednesday explaining why he voted for Trump: "You might not like the way our President says or tweets some things – and trust me, I have told him that! - but I have learned to look past that and focus on what he's tried to accomplish.

"This is not a personality contest; it's about patriotism, policies and the people they impact. His love for America and its citizens, and putting his country first, has come through loud and clear. How he has said it has not been important to me. What has been important are his actions," Nicklaus wrote.

Nicklaus urged undecided voters to vote for Trump by adding: "If we want to continue to have the opportunity to pursue the American Dream, and not evolve into a socialist America and have the government run your life, then I strongly recommend you consider Donald J. Trump for another 4 years."

Trump thanked Nicklaus for his tweet, writing: "Jack, this is a Great Honor. Thank you!"

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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