Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus told CNBC he's disappointed about the political divide in Washington and that the country's elected officials could be doing a much better job.
Nicklaus spoke to "Squawk on the Street" from the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio, on the first day of the PGA Tour Presidents Cup.
When asked about the government shutdown, the 73-year-old Nicklaus said, "Washington has its own mess right now."
"I don't think we're any better than we were [during the presidential election]. As a matter of fact, I think we're probably worse," he said. On the government shutdown, "I don't see a rosy picture from my standpoint. … I think we can do a lot better in Washington."
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