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This July 15, 2005, file photo shows Jack Nicklaus (left) sharing an emotional moment with his son Steve during the British Open, on the Old Course at St. Andrews Scotland. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
In this April 13, 1986, file photo, Jack Nicklaus watches his putt drop for a birdie on the 17th hole at Augusta National during the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Nicklaus went on to win his sixth Masters title. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
After winning the PGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus, his wife, Barbara and sons Steve (left) and Jack Jr. pose with the trophy at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Aug. 10, 1975. (AP Photo)
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus waves on the Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole as he makes his way to complete his final round ever in the British Open Golf Championship, on the Old Course at St. Andrews Scotland, July 15, 2005. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Tiger Woods (right) and Jack Nicklaus share a laugh on the 12th tee during the Memorial Skins Game June 3, 2009, in Dublin. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Jack Nicklaus reacts after missing a putt for birdie on the 18th green during the first round of the Father/Son Challenge golf tournament in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Golfer Jack Nicklaus poses Jan. 31, 1978 at home with his family in North Palm Beach, Fla. They are, foreground, son, Michael, 4; next row, wife, Barbara, son Gary, 9, and daughter Nancy, 12; back row, standing, from left, sons Steven, 14 and Jack Jr., 16, and Nicklaus himself. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Gordon — a pit bull used as a bait dog in an Akron dogfighting ring — seemed to find a happy ending in January when he cuddled up with a Sandusky woman and her 1-year-old daughter who promised “Gordo” had found his forever home.