The 2018 limited edition Memorial Tournament bear is named after a dear friend of Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Pandel Savic.
Born in Macedonia, Pandel came to the United States at age nine. He fought for his adopted and beloved country as a United States Marine in the South Pacific during World War II before attending The Ohio State University. While at OSU, Pandel quarterbacked the Buckeyes to their first Rose Bowl victory in 1950. He is one of the founding members of Muirfield Village Golf Club and served as chairman of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide for more than 30 years, helping the Memorial become one of the premier stops on the PGA TOUR.
Pandel was a friend and mentor to so many and we are honored to raise money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital in his name through the Bears for Nationwide Children’s program.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).