2019 Scheels Sports “Nice Guy” Chi Chi Rodriguez

 

Chi Chi Rodriguez’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 

Chi Chi Rodriguez is one of the great showmen in sports history. In a career which spans four decades, Chi Chi Rodriguez Holds eight PGA Tour titles and boasts 22 Senior PGA Victories. His colorful performances still make him a gallery favorite, while his shot-making skills have earned the respect of his peers.

Chi Chi Rodriguez grew up in the hot, dusty sugar cane fields of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, where he helped his father. Chi Chi’s golf expertise began at the age of 12, when he shot a 67. Chi Chi Rodriguez became known for his hand-eye coordination and imagination – skills that have helped him overcome all types of obstacles. He showcases these skills at golf clinics and exhibitions around the country. But Chi Chi’s talents extend far beyond his amazing abilities with the golf club. From his matador routine to his good-natured impersonations of fellow competitors, Chi Chi Rodriguez is an entertainer at heart.

More About Chi Chi Rodriguez . . . 

What separates Chi Chi Rodriguez from the rest, is that he has coupled his success on the gold course with a strong personal desire to make a positive impact through his own youth foundation. Chi Chi’s foundation is home to troubled and abused youngsters. Its mission is simple: to give kids a chance.

“I figure kids are the future. If I made it, anybody can do it. I think I can be a good role model for them because they can look at me and say, ‘Look, he’s a small guy, very poor, and he worked hard and made it.’ If I can help one kid become successful, that’s all I ask for.”

Chi Chi Rodriguez’s philanthropic activities on behalf of indigent children through his youth foundation, have shown that he is not only a champion in golf, but a champion in life.


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