PGA legend honored as newest Hometown Hero

08/03/2014 06:30 AM

Louisville native and PGA all-star Bobby Nichols will be officially christened today as the city’s next Hometown Hero when a mural in his image is unveiled at the Watterson East Building on Bishops Lane.

The public is invited to attend the 3 p.m. ceremony, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of Nichols’ 1964 PGA Championship win. Nichols will become the 25th Louisville legend to be honored as part of the Hometown Hero program.

Other mural installations include:

May 2014: Will Wolford
April 2014: Tom Bulleit
May 2013: Rudell Stich
April 2013: Victor Mature
February 2012: Denny Crum
September 2011: George Garvin Brown
March 2010: Wendy Whelan
August 2009: Phil Simms
May 2009: Kleinert & Kutz
February 2008: Patrick Henry Hughes
May 2007: Tori Murden-McClure
October 2006: Paul Hornung
September 2006: Darrell Griffith
July 2006: Bud Hillerich
September 2005: Diane Sawyer
May 2005: Kentucky’s Derby
May 2004: Judge Louis Brandeis
April 2004: Colonel Harlan Sanders
April 2004: Pat Day
January 2004: Bob Edwards
September 2003: Ed Hamilton
June 2003: Mary T. Meagher
February 2003: Pee Wee Reese
April 2002: Muhammad Ali


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