Trump pinned the tweet to the top of his Twitter profile, describing the endorsement as a “great honor.”
Nicklaus added in his statement: “I have had the privilege over the last three-and-a-half years to get to know our current President a little more as his term progressed.
“I have been very disappointed at what he’s had to put up with from many directions, but with that, I have seen a resolve and a determination to do the right thing for our country.
“He has delivered on his promises. He’s worked for the average person.”
The 80-year-old concluded the post by saying he “strongly recommend(s) you consider Donald J. Trump for another four years. I certainly have and have already cast my vote for him!”
Nicklaus’ tweet has been widely shared and has received over 20,000 replies.
Nicknamed the Golden Bear, Nicklaus captured his record haul of 18 major titles between 1962 and 1986 and also claimed 73 PGA Tour wins over the course of his career. Only Sam Snead and Tiger Woods, both with 82, have more.
Sports stars register to vote
Meanwhile, the NFL has announced that 90% of active players are registered to vote.
The league and its Players Association launched NFL Votes and #AthleteAndVoter initiatives in August to “encourage voter education, registration and activation,” and since then several clubs have registered all their players to vote.
The NFL also said that half the league’s teams are using their stadiums and/or stadium facilities for “election-related activities,” including early voting or Election Day polling sites.
Specifically, the “More Than A Vote” campaign intends to empower the Black community to “know their voting rights” ahead of the election.
In a conversation with former President Barrack Obama for the HBO Series “The Shop,” James recently revealed that he believes his mom has voted for the first time this election.
“She sent me video today, after she voted she had her sticker on her chest, she was so damn proud of herself and I was so proud of her,” James said.
“It’s a beautiful thing. There is some change happening.”