Well, the biggest rival I had in my career was me.
If I were to look back on my work, I think I accomplished probably about 70 to 75 percent of what I could have. Maybe 60 percent. Somewhere in that area; two-thirds of what I could have accomplished. If I had been a really dedicated person, and really worked hard, I think I could have accomplished more.
In 1979, when I was 39, I had such a bad year, I thought it was all over. Thankfully it wasn't.
Golf is game of respect and sportsmanship; we have to respect its traditions and its rules.
A Nicklaus Design golf course is done by the guys in my company that I work with, that have been trained in my vision, and they do what they think I might do. They might come in the office and ask me questions and I'd certainly answer their questions, but I'm not involved in the site visits or anything else.
Focus on remedies, not faults.