Name:Robert Herman "Bobby" Nichols
Born:April 14, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Played as the Southwestern Bell Classic. Nichols (USA) beat Orville Moody (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole to record his first (and only) US Snr Tr win. [Quail Creek G&CC, Oklahoma City, OK].
Played as the Showdown Classic (unofficial two-man better-ball event; Snr Tr player paired with a PGA Tr player). Second-placed Harold Henning (RSA) & Denis Watson (Zim) finished 2 shots behind Curt Byrum (USA) & Bobby Nichols (USA). [Jeremy Ranch G&CC, Park City, nr Salt Lake City, Utah].
Played as the Canadian Open (July 25-28). Second-placed John Schlee (USA) and Larry Ziegler (USA) finished 4 shots behind Bobby Nichols (USA), who recorded the last of his 12 PGA Tour wins. [Mississaugua G&CC, Mississauga, Ont.].
Played as the Andy Williams San Diego Open Invitational (Jan 24-27). Second-placed Rod Curl (USA) and Gene Littler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Nichols (USA). [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
Played as the Westchester Classic (Aug 2-5). Nichols (USA) beat Bob Murphy (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his 10th PGA Tour win. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
Played as the Houston Classic (April 15-18). Second-placed Bruce Devlin (Aus) and Chi Chi Rodríguez (Puerto Rico) finished 1 shot behind Bobby Nichols (USA). [Sharpstown CC, Houston, TX. Now called Sharpstown Park (Municipal) Golf Course].
PGA of America
The US PGA Championship (46th) (July 16-19). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 3 shots behind Nichols (USA), who recorded his first and only major championship win. [Columbus CC, Columbus, Ohio].
Played as the Seattle Open (Sept 12-15). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) and Stan Leonard (Can) finished 2 shots behind Bobby Nichols (USA). [Inglewood GC, Kenmore, nr Seattle, WA].
Played as the Houston Classic (April 19-23). Bobby Nichols (USA) beat Dan Sikes (USA) with an eagle-three at the first sudden-death playoff hole, after both tied on 71 in an 18-hole three-way Monday playoff. Tour rookie Jack Nicklaus (USA) shot 75 in the 18-hole playoff. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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