About Chi Chi Rodriguez Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
In 1992, Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodriguez became the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He has had a distinguished career on and off the golf course. Not only has he been successful in major championships, and even at the senior level of the PGA, Rodriguez also established the after-school program “Chi-Chi Youth Foundation” in Clearwater, Florida at the Glen Oaks Golf Course. It was Rodriguez’s desire to inspire children who suffered from child abuse, difficulties in life, or have had problems with law enforcement. Rodriguez notably also became a member of the World Humanitarian Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. One of the greatest accomplishments in his life was when he received the Bob Jones award in 1989, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association for prominent sportsmanship in the golf sport. Other recipients of the Bob Jones award went to Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, George H. W. Bush, and Arnold Palmer.
Chi-Chi Rodriguez is the holder of eight PGA Tour titles from 1963 through 1979. His first major event which he won was the Denver Open Invitational in 1963. According to sources, this was his most favorite win in his career. He represented Puerto Rico on 12 World Cup teams, and was honored with the Replica’s Hispanic Man of the Year award in 1988. He lost to well-known Jack Nicklaus in 1992 at the U.S. Senior Open.
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