R. H. Sikes

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R. H. Sikes
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Richard H. Sikes
Nickname R.H. or Dick
Born (1940-03-06) March 6, 1940 (age 74)
Paris, Arkansas
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Arkansas
Turned professional 1964
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T39: 1966
U.S. Open CUT: 1969
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T13: 1965

Richard H. Sikes (born March 6, 1940) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s.

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.[1]

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.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

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 United States Jack McGowan, United States Jack Nicklaus, United States Phil Rodgers
2 Aug 7, 1966 Cleveland Open –16 (69-68-63-68=268) 3 strokes United States Bob Goalby

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1969 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic United States Gay Brewer, United States Dave Hill, United States Tommy Jacobs Hill won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (2)[edit]

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Jim (May 29, 2007). "Arkansas Business.com blog". Retrieved 2007-11-28. 

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