Masters Low Amateur Neal Shipley Heads to the U.S. Open as a Jack Nicklaus™ Brand Ambassador

Palm Beach Gardens, FL  — Ohio State golfer and Jack Nicklaus Brand Ambassador, Neal Shipley entered professional golf’s world stage in a debut that dreams are made of.  

After meticulous preparation, Shipley garnered low amateur honors, a final round pairing with Tiger Woods, and a seat in the Butler Cabin next to World No. 1 and champion Scottie Scheffler. It’s safe to say Shipley’s first Masters experience was one for the history books. 

“With the week I’ve had, I think I’d have to win one of these things to top this week”, Shipley remarked.

Shipley’s stellar performance through the first two rounds landed him under the cut line – the only amateur in the field to do so. This secured his spot as low amateur of the 2024 Masters Tournament going into the weekend and a guaranteed trip to Butler Cabin for the green jacket presentation. To top it all, his final round pairing was with a legend in the game, Tiger Woods. You probably couldn’t ask for a better ending to his fairytale debut.

“I was a little nervous, but playing with Tiger was very cool, what a great guy,” commented Shipley.  “He was so down to earth, just a really good guy to enjoy a round of golf with, especially at Augusta on Sunday.”

At Augusta National, Shipley sported outfits throughout the week from the Jack Nicklaus™ Blue Label by Perry Ellis and the Jack Nicklaus™ Black Label collections. This brand partnership will continue on for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst next week, where Shipley will showcase pieces from both collections.

As a Buckeye golfer, the partnership with Jack Nicklaus™ Apparel just made sense. 

“It was an honor to wear the Golden Bear logo during the Masters, as I know Augusta National is a place that holds so much meaning to the Nicklaus brand,” added Shipley. “I’m proud to Wear the Bear again this week at Pinehurst.” 

The apparel is featured on Perry Ellis’s ecommerce site,,, and the Nicklaus Companies website

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