R. H. Sikes
|R. H. Sikes|
|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Richard H. Sikes|
|Nickname||R.H. or Dick|
March 6, 1940 |
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)|
|College||University of Arkansas|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||T39: 1966|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1969|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T13: 1965|
A native of Paris, Arkansas, Sikes had a stellar amateur and college career as a member of the golf team at the University of Arkansas. He won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1961 and 1962. In 1963, he won the NCAA Championship, was runner-up at the U.S. Amateur, and played on the victorious Walker Cup team. Sikes' victory at the NCAA Championship was the only Razorbacks national championship recognized by the NCAA until John McDonnell's track and field teams of the mid-1980s to mid-1990s started winning them, and Nolan Richardson's basketball program won the 1994 men's basketball crown.
Sikes was victorious at the 1964 Sahara Invitational during his rookie season on the PGA Tour, and earned Golf Digest's Rookie of the Year Award. He played briefly on the Senior PGA Tour from 1990 to 1992 with his best finish a T36 at Raley's Senior Gold Rush in 1992.
In 2002, he was inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame.
PGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Oct 18, 1964||Sahara Invitational||–9 (62-71-70-72=275)||2 strokes||Jack McGowan, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Rodgers|
|2||Aug 7, 1966||Cleveland Open||–16 (69-68-63-68=268)||3 strokes||Bob Goalby|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1969||IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic||Gay Brewer, Dave Hill, Tommy Jacobs||Hill won with birdie on first extra hole|
- 1962 Arizona Open (as an amateur)
U.S. national team appearances
- Harris, Jim (May 29, 2007). "Arkansas Business.com blog". Retrieved 2007-11-28.