Golf great Jack Nicklaus has fond memories of the time he spent with Gordie Howe, who died Friday at age 88.
"We lost a true great in Gordie Howe," Nicklaus, 76, said Saturday on his Twitter account. "I had the fortunate pleasure to be with Gordie on a number of occasions, and with each opportunity, I found him to be a tremendously nice man. We couldn't help but always have a good time together.
"Few athletes are acknowledged as the greatest of their sport; Gordie Howe was and always will be.
"They called him Mr. Hockey. I simply call him a legend!