- R. H. Sikes
Richard H. Sikes (born
March 6, 1940) is an American professional golferwho played on the PGA Tourin the 1960s and 1970s.
A native of
Springdale, Arkansas, Sikes had a stellar amateur and college career as a member of the golfteam at the University of Arkansas. He won the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship 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 Cupteam. 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. [cite web | title=Arkansas Business.com blog | author=Harris, Jim | date=May 29, 2007 | url=http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/blog_post.asp?pid=1613 | accessdate=2007-11-28]
Sikes was victorious at the 1964
Sahara Invitationalduring his rookie season on the PGA Tour, and earned " Golf Digest's" Rookie of the Year Award. He played briefly on the Senior PGA Tourfrom 1990 to 1992 with his best finish a T36 at Raley's Senior Gold Rushin 1992.
In 2002, he was inducted into the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame.
U.S. Amateur Public Links
U.S. Amateur Public Links
*1963 NCAA Championship (individual)
PGA Tour wins (2)
* [http://www.pgatour.com/players/00/20/93/ Results and stats on PGA Tour's official site]
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