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Name: - Bobby Nichols
Country: - USA
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Occupation: - Professional golfer
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Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : US PGA Championship (1964). US PGA wins (11). Ryder Cup (1967)

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In 1975 while playing with Jerry Heard and Lee Trevino at the Western Open, Nichols was struck by lightning.

Top tournaments won by Bobby Nichols

1989Snr AmericaGtr Kansas City ClassicQuail Creek G&CC209 (-7)$45,000
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].
1986Snr AmericaUtah ShowdownJeremy Ranch249 (-39)$33,750
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].
1974Men AmericaCanadian OpenMississaugua G&CC270 (-10)$40,000
Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed John Schlee (USA) and Larry Ziegler (USA) finished 4 shots behind Nichols (USA). [Mississaugua G&CC, Mississauga, Ont.].
1974Men AmericaFarmers Insurance OpenTorrey Pines275 (-13)$34,000
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].
1973Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC272 (-16)$50,000
Played as the Westchester Classic. Nichols (USA) beat Bob Murphy (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1965Men AmericaHouston OpenSharpstown CC273 (-11)$12,000
Played as the Houston Classic. Second-placed Bruce Devlin (Aus) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (Puerto Rico) finished 1 shot behind Nichols (USA). [Sharpstown CC, Houston, TX. Now called Sharpstown Park (Municipal) Golf Course].
1964Men MajorsUS PGA Ch'shipColumbus CC271 (-9)$18,000
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].
1962Men AmericaHouston OpenMemorial Park278 (-2)$9,000
Played as the Houston Classic. Nichols (USA) beat Dan Sikes (USA) with an eagle-three at the first sudden-death playoff hole. Nichols (71) and Sikes (71) had earlier tied an 18-hole playoff, in which tour rookie Jack Nicklaus (USA) shot 75 and was eliminated. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].


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