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March 4, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Bobby Wadkins shot a five-under-par 67 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the first round of the $1-million Doral/Ryder Open golf tournament at Miami. His round, completed late in the afternoon, lifted him ahead of four players--including Jack Nicklaus--who were tied at 68. "I just want to see how long I can keep the Wadkins name on top of the leaderboard," he said. Wadkins, a non-winner in 14 seasons on the PGA Tour, is the brother of the tournament's defending champion, Lanny Wadkins.
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September 27, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
For 22 years, Bobby Wadkins has played the PGA Tour. He has made a good living, had a few high finishes but never won a tournament. Maybe that 658-event losing streak is about to end. Wadkins, displaying a magnificent--and hardly customary--touch with the putter, shot a 64, eight under par, Thursday and led after the first round of the Buick Challenge at Pine Mountain, Ga. "Nobody is more surprised than me," said Wadkins after the lowest first-round score in the tournament's history.
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April 19, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Bobby Wadkins, playing in the first threesome, shot a six-under-par 65 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the Sea Pines Heritage golf tournament at Hilton Head Island, S.C. In the clubhouse early, Wadkins sat back and watched the field try to catch him. And he had a few anxious moments. Paul Azinger made a run at Wadkins but parred the final hole to finish with a 66 on the Harbourtown Golf Links.
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June 5, 1994 | From Associated Press
Bobby Wadkins did what his brother, Lanny, said he had to do Saturday--he drove the ball well and stayed in the fairways. That reduced his bogeys to one and gave him seven birdies in a six-under-par 65. Mark Brooks did what he has been doing for three days and shot a 69. The two distanced themselves from the field at the Kemper Open at the TPC at Avenal course in Potomac, Md., Wadkins at 13-under 200 and Brooks two shots behind. The next golfers, Phil Mickelson, D.A.
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August 10, 1990 | From Reuters
Larry Mize and Fred Couples put together a string of birdies at the end of their rounds to share the early lead here today in the second round of the PGA Championship. Mize, whose four-under-par 68 was the best score of the day, and Couples, who carded a 71, each had a total of 140, four under par for 36 holes over the very demanding 7,145-yard Shoal Creek golf course. They held a three-stroke lead over first-round leader Bobby Wadkins and Fuzzy Zoeller.
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August 10, 1990 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the more interesting pairings of the week, Payne Stewart found himself seated next to President Pat Rielly of the PGA of America at Wednesday evening's Dinner of PGA Champions. "Saw your comments," said Rielly of Stewart's pretournament bashing of the Shoal Creek Country Club's Bermuda grass rough. Stewart, the defending PGA champion, nodded. "You're entitled to that opinion," Rielly said. "But I'm not going to cut it." And he didn't. No one did.
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February 25, 1988 | Jim Murray
Then, there is the trivia question: Which brother act hit the most home runs in major league history? Answer: The Aaron brothers, 768. Henry hit 755, Tommie hit 13. Now, the trick question goes to golf. Which brother act has the most tour victories? Answer: the Wadkins brothers, 17. Lanny has all of them, Bobby, none. But, life isn't fair. Especially, golf. A case could be made that Bobby Wadkins is the best golfer never to win a tournament.
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January 28, 1985 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
As a gallery of thousands thundered after Lanny Wadkins on the back nine at Riviera Country Club Sunday, brother Bobby was virtually alone as he quietly finished the Los Angeles Open's last round on the ninth hole. Wife Linda and a gallery of about two dozen saw Bobby put the finishing touches on an even-par 71. This followed rounds of 67-73-75, gave him a two-over 286 and ultimately left him 22 strokes behind his record-breaking brother.
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February 20, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Bobby Wadkins has won major tournaments in Japan and Europe but can't seem to win one on the PGA Tour. He earned $226,079 last year but can't seem to escape being known as Lanny's kid brother. Lanny won $264,931 last year and has won 15 events. For 13 years, Bobby has been nibbling around the leader board, earning a substantial share of PGA money but never winning. Last November, he won the Dunlop Phoenix tournament, the biggest in Japan, and collected $150,000.
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June 5, 1994 | From Associated Press
Bobby Wadkins did what his brother, Lanny, said he had to do Saturday--he drove the ball well and stayed in the fairways. That reduced his bogeys to one and gave him seven birdies in a six-under-par 65. Mark Brooks did what he has been doing for three days and shot a 69. The two distanced themselves from the field at the Kemper Open at the TPC at Avenal course in Potomac, Md., Wadkins at 13-under 200 and Brooks two shots behind. The next golfers, Phil Mickelson, D.A.
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August 10, 1990 | From Reuters
Larry Mize and Fred Couples put together a string of birdies at the end of their rounds to share the early lead here today in the second round of the PGA Championship. Mize, whose four-under-par 68 was the best score of the day, and Couples, who carded a 71, each had a total of 140, four under par for 36 holes over the very demanding 7,145-yard Shoal Creek golf course. They held a three-stroke lead over first-round leader Bobby Wadkins and Fuzzy Zoeller.
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August 10, 1990 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of the more interesting pairings of the week, Payne Stewart found himself seated next to President Pat Rielly of the PGA of America at Wednesday evening's Dinner of PGA Champions. "Saw your comments," said Rielly of Stewart's pretournament bashing of the Shoal Creek Country Club's Bermuda grass rough. Stewart, the defending PGA champion, nodded. "You're entitled to that opinion," Rielly said. "But I'm not going to cut it." And he didn't. No one did.
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March 6, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Bobby Wadkins, seeking his first PGA Tour victory in a 14-year career, retained a two-stroke lead Saturday in the third round of the $1-million Doral Open golf tournament at Miami. Wadkins, the leader all the way in the chase for a $180,000 first prize, had a third-round 70 and finished 54 holes over the Blue Monster course at the Doral Country Club in 12-under-par 204.
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March 5, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Bobby Wadkins shot his second five-under-par 67 Friday for a two-stroke lead halfway through the $1-million Doral Open golf tournament at Miami. Wadkins, a non-winner in 14 seasons on the PGA Tour, completed two trips over the wind-blown Blue Monster course at the Doral Country Club in 134. Chip Beck, who scored his first career victory last week in the Los Angeles Open, shot his second bogey-free 68 and was at 136. "I think there's a lot of carry-over from last week," Beck said.
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February 25, 1988 | Jim Murray
Then, there is the trivia question: Which brother act hit the most home runs in major league history? Answer: The Aaron brothers, 768. Henry hit 755, Tommie hit 13. Now, the trick question goes to golf. Which brother act has the most tour victories? Answer: the Wadkins brothers, 17. Lanny has all of them, Bobby, none. But, life isn't fair. Especially, golf. A case could be made that Bobby Wadkins is the best golfer never to win a tournament.
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August 8, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The Wadkins brothers, Lanny and Bobby, threatened to make a family affair out of the PGA Championship for a while Friday, but after another hot and muggy August sauna in Florida, Bobby dropped out of a share of the lead. Bobby made bogeys on the final two holes at PGA National to drop two shots back of his brother, and when Lanny bogeyed his next-to-last hole, he let veteran Raymond Floyd slip into a share of the 36-hole lead.
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August 8, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The Wadkins brothers, Lanny and Bobby, threatened to make a family affair out of the PGA Championship for a while Friday, but after another hot and muggy August sauna in Florida, Bobby dropped out of a share of the lead. Bobby made bogeys on the final two holes at PGA National to drop two shots back of his brother, and when Lanny bogeyed his next-to-last hole, he let veteran Raymond Floyd slip into a share of the 36-hole lead.
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