The Big 3: David’s tribute to legends Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus is ready for framing and displaying.

This amazing work by David O’Keefe depicts them standing together on the 12th hole at the Augusta National Golf Course – home of “The Masters” golf tournament – during their heyday in the 1960s. The “Big Three” moniker was given to them by a sports agent when Palmer, Player and Nicklaus dominated the sport. While frequently competing for titles, the three became tested rivals and good friends.

“What I wanted to do with this portrait was somehow show the historical significance of the three of them as golf icons together,” said O’Keefe.

“I took a snapshot  in my mind of this historic moment, one where if you could time travel and get all three of them at the right place and the right time and take a great picture, it would look like this.”

“In a real snapshot of them, they would look different because Palmer is 10 years older than Nicklaus and Player is between them in age, but in my portrait they are all about the same age and in the prime of their careers.




  • These open edition giclee prints use pigment-based, archival inks, printed only on the highest quality acid-free paper, producing the highest quality reproduction of this amazing original art.
  • This Giclée print is the perfect gift for the Godfather fan in your life!
  • Recommended framing instructions included with all unframed prints.
  • Available in three sizes.

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