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Jack Nicklaus smiles in his first Green Jacket during the 1963 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 1963 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Augusta National/Getty Images)

Jack Nicklaus and the borrowed green jacket

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The green jacket is one of the most revered spoils of victory in sports. Matter of fact, it's so exclusive that the winningest Masters champion in history never actually got his own jacket after any of his six victories.

Jack Nicklaus, the only six-time Masters winner, arrived at Augusta the year after his first Master win expecting to find his tailored green jacket, instead, in his locker waiting for him was the green jacket of Tom Dewey, former governor of New York best known for the "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline misfire.

"So I put that on, and I won a few more Masters, and no mention [was ever made] of a green jacket," Nicklaus said. "I kept putting Tom Dewey's on."

It wans't until 1998 before Augusta gave him his own green jacket. Take a look at the ill-fitting borrowed jacket through the years.