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Sir Robert James Charles ONZ KNZM CBE (born 14 March 1936) is a New Zealand professional golfer. He was born in Carterton, New Zealand. In his fifty years career, many rank him among the most successful left-handed golfers of all time. He is the first lefty to win a golf major, winning more than 70 titles, and beating his age twice during a tournament as a 71-year-old.

In the 1999 New Year Honours, Charles was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for work to golf. In the 2011 New Year Honours 2011, Charles was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand, New Zealand's highest civilian honour, for services to New Zealand.

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