‘Golf legend’ Jack Nicklaus (82, USA) has regained his ‘name’.
According to USA Today on the morning of the 16th (Korean time), the New York State Supreme Court ruled that Nicklaus’ name can be used for golf course design and design work.
Nicklaus was sued by the Jack Nicklaus Company, which bears his name, in May. Howard Milstein, chairman of financial investor 8AM, sued Nicklaus. In 2007, Chairman Milstein secured shares and management rights in Jack Nicklaus Company, a brand of Nicklaus, for 145 million dollars (approximately 190 billion won). At the time of the transfer agreement, Nicklaus was conditional on continuing to operate to ensure the continuity of the brand.
However, 8AM filed a lawsuit, claiming that “Nicklaus intentionally and maliciously undermined the best interests of the public.” 8AM suggested reasons for the complaint, including that Nicklaus promoted the tournament at the DP World Tour Otter Open without consulting the Jack Nicklaus Company and participated in the development of Masters and PGA Tour video games without consulting the company.
However, the court sided with Nicklaus, and in the future, Nicklaus will compete with the Jack Nicklaus Company. Nicklaus will set up a new company called 1-JN and start designing and designing courses under his own name. “It’s been more than 50 years since I created the first course that bears my name, but my passion for design and design has only grown stronger,” said Nicklaus. . 스포츠토토
Nicklaus has won 18 major tournaments, the most ever on the PGA Tour, and has designed and designed more than 300 courses around the world.