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Chi-Chi Rodríguez

Full Name: Juan Antonio "Chi-Chi" Rodríguez
Profession: Golfer

Nationality:
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican

Why Famous: Won the Senior Tournament Players Championship in 1986 and the PGA Senior Championship in 1987.

Rodriguez also became the 1st Puerto Rican to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Born: October 23, 1935
Birthplace: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, USA
Age: 85 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1986-06-22 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Chi Chi Rodriguez wins his first career major title by 2 strokes from Bruce Crampton of Australia
  • 1987-02-15 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Chi-Chi Rodríguez wins his second and final Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Dale Douglass
  • 1987-06-14 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Sawgrass CC: South African Gary Player wins by 1 stroke from Bruce Crampton and Chi-Chi Rodriguez
  • 1988-02-14 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: South African Gary Player wins his second of 3 event titles by 3 strokes from Chi-Chi Rodríguez
  • 1990-04-15 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: South African Gary Player wins his third event title by 2 strokes from Chi-Chi Rodríguez
  • 1991-07-28 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus matches course record of 65 to beat Chi Chi Rodriguez by 4 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff

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