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Nicklaus: Howe was 'a legend'

Golf great recalls time spent with 'Mr. Hockey,' who died Friday at 88

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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!

Tweet from @jacknicklaus: We lost a true great in Gordie Howe. I had the fortunate pleasure to be with Gordie on a number of occasions... pic.twitter.com/9KKknnXMDA

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