Bobby Nichols

Born and raised in Louisville, Bobby is a graduate of St. Xavier High School and a former member of the Aggies golf team at Texas A&M University. He began his professional golf career on the PGA Tour in 1960 – eventually recording 15 professional tournament wins (12 PGA and 3 Champions Tour). His major championship victory came in 1964 when he won the PGA Championship at the Columbus Country Club with a score of 271. He ended the tournament three shots ahead of runners-up Arnold Palmer and defending champion Jack Nicklaus. Bobby’s record low tournament score stood for 30 years. And, he remained one of the PGA Tour’s “power players” during the 1960s and 1970s. He was the PGA Professional at Firestone from 1967 to 1980 and he played on the Champions Tour from 1986 to 2002. In 2002, Bobby founded the non-profit Bobby Nichols Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation that helps organize annual celebrity pro-am golf and tennis tournaments to help raise money for local children’s charities. For more information about Bobby, click here.

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