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].
Chevron Championship: the first women’s major championship of 2023 is played for the first time in Texas, having been uprooted from its home of 51 years at the Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California.
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