Golf News for Thursday, December 5, 2013 | Media

Jack Nicklaus joins Morning Drive Thursday during "Architects Week" (9:30-11:30 a.m. ET)

Hall-of-Famer Jack Nicklaus joins Golf Channel’s Morning Drive today (Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. ET) as a featured guest during “Architects Week.” Interviewed by Gary Williams and Matt Ginella, Nicklaus covers a myriad of topics, including:

• How a design career now approaching almost 300 golf courses got its start.

• The past and present global work of Nicklaus Design.

• The recently launched line of Nicklaus Golf Balls.

• Nicklaus Courses hosting two Presidents Cups and a Ryder Cup in a three-year span.

• Thoughts on Pinehurst No. 2.

• Competing in the PNC Father/Son Challenge next week.

• The dilemma he faces should grandson Nick O’Leary’s Florida State football team match up against his alma mater in the BCS National Championship.

Nicklaus: “Earlier this year, I was talking to Urban Meyer. He said, ‘We have a chance to be pretty good this year.’ I said, ‘Well Urban, I already bought tickets for the BCS Championship Game.’ He said, ‘Don’t tell me that, don’t jinx us.’ I said, ‘Urban, I bought those tickets because I hope Florida State gets there. I hope you guys get there too, because that would be a great game.’ Oddly enough, that may turn out to be the case.”

Nicklaus: “Obviously, I am a Buckeye and am a Buckeye at heart and always will be a Buckeye. But you don’t root against your blood, and that’s Nick.”

Morning Drive airs Thursday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. ET on Golf Channel. Morning Drive also is available via Golf Live Extra, which provides live, authenticated streaming of Golf Channel programming 24/7. The interview also will be available online at after its initial airing on Morning Drive.