Nicklaus impresses with low round

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus broke his age by six strokes at a charity event hosted at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida.

The 18-time major winner featured among other tour pros at the Els for Autism Pro-Am this week. The Golden Bear proved he still has all the shots, carding a 71 around Palm Golf Club to beat his ages by six shots.

The annual event, created by South Africa's Ernie Els, raises money for autism research. 

"Just when I was getting my handicap up there, I had to go and not only shoot just my second round under 80 since November but better my age by six shots with a 71," the 77-year-old wrote on Instagram. 

"But seriously, it was a great day for golf and for raising needed money for the incredible work that my friends Ernie and Liezl Els do to bring attention and support for the estimated 1 in 68 children in the US with autism. 

"I'm delighted I could join the big-hearted amateurs and pros in the ninth annual Els for Autism Pro-Am. I just don't recall getting a trophy this big for any second-place finishes in my career!"

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