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Jack Nicklaus museum gets under way

Construction began Wednesday on the $10 million Jack Nicklaus Museum, being built in the heart of the athletic complex at Nicklaus' alma mater, Ohio State.

The facility is to be finished in 11 months and inaugurated next year. It's opening will coincide with Nicklaus' final competitive appearance in The Masters, the U.S. and British Opens and the PGA Championship.

The museum is being built between the Schottenstein Canter, home of Ohio State's men's and women's basketball and hockey teams, and the Woody Hayes Athletic Canter, the football team's practice facility.

"Within a few minutes in any direction of the museum are many touchstones of my life," Nicklaus said in a statement. "It's the area where I grew up, the golf course where I learned the game, my high school, the course where I played college golf, the place where I met my wife, Barbara, and our home in Dublin's Muirfield Village."

Land for the privately funded museum was donated by Ohio State.