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May 17, 1990 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's as if someone or something were trying to get Jan Stephenson's attention. For what, though, remains unclear. Or maybe it was Stephenson's time to experience pain and suffering, if there is such a period. Stephenson's recent streak of bad circumstance has been unrelenting. Her father, Frank Stephenson, died of cancer in December of 1988. He was buried in the family's homeland, Australia, on Stephenson's birthday. A year later, Stephenson's longtime caddie, Rick White, also died of cancer.
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August 8, 2003 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
The PGA Tour had Annika Sorenstam and Suzy Whaley and the Nationwide Tour will have Michelle Wie, so it stood to reason that, sooner or later, the Champions Tour would get into the act and have a woman play in one of its events. It will happen in October. Jan Stephenson accepted a sponsor invitation Thursday to play the Turtle Bay Championship, a Champions Tour event, Oct. 10-12 in Hawaii. Stephenson, 51, won 16 LPGA tournaments, three of them major championships.
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January 31, 1990
Golfer Jan Stephenson, who underwent surgery last week for a double fracture of her left ring finger suffered during a mugging attempt in Miami, said she has started rehabilitation and hopes to rejoin the tour soon.
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June 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Golfer Jan Stephenson left Bethesda, Md., a day after abruptly walking out of the LPGA Championship complaining of weakness and sickness because of a miscarriage last week. Stephenson, 39, completed the 16th hole of her opening round at five over par Thursday and told playing partners Betsy King and Allison Finney, "I'm not doing too good, I have to go." She walked off the course directly to her car and drove to the hotel.
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June 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Golfer Jan Stephenson left Bethesda, Md., a day after abruptly walking out of the LPGA Championship complaining of weakness and sickness because of a miscarriage last week. Stephenson, 39, completed the 16th hole of her opening round at five over par Thursday and told playing partners Betsy King and Allison Finney, "I'm not doing too good, I have to go." She walked off the course directly to her car and drove to the hotel.
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April 14, 1988 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
Is this the greening of Jan Stephenson? After living 36 years and winning nearly $1.5 million, the world's second-most-famous Australian-born golfer arrived at Rancho Park, saying she's only just begun. "My best years are ahead of me," Stephenson said. "That's pretty amazing, I think." So it is a new attitude, especially on the greens, that Stephenson carries with her into the AI Star Centinela Hospital tournament, a 54-hole tournament beginning Friday.
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January 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jan Stephenson's golfing career may be in jeopardy after she sustained a double fracture of the left ring finger when she was mugged and robbed in Miami. Stephenson, who has won 16 titles in her 15-year pro career including the U.S. Women's Open in 1983, told reporters after Tuesday night's incident that she probably will undergo surgery this week and may miss at least two months of the LPGA Tour.
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March 27, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
On Tuesday, January 23 of this year, in the parking lot of the Miami Arena, one of the great heists of the season took place. A mugger made off with about $200,000. Oh, he didn't get it all. He got $1,300 in cash, a watch and a ring. The catch is, his victim was Jan Stephenson, the golfer. So far as the Miami Police are concerned, it was a $1,300 purse-snatching. The LPGA would beg to differ. So would Stephenson.
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September 21, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan Stephenson, wearing no jewelry but the most modest of earrings, held up her crooked left ring finger, a finger that will not straighten. "A month ago, this was purple and out to here," she said. "Two months ago, it was still broken. There were so many fine bones, all put back together like a jigsaw puzzle, and every time I hit balls, the vibrations broke them again."
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September 21, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan Stephenson, wearing no jewelry but the most modest of earrings, held up her crooked left ring finger, a finger that will not straighten. "A month ago, this was purple and out to here," she said. "Two months ago, it was still broken. There were so many fine bones, all put back together like a jigsaw puzzle, and every time I hit balls, the vibrations broke them again."
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May 17, 1990 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's as if someone or something were trying to get Jan Stephenson's attention. For what, though, remains unclear. Or maybe it was Stephenson's time to experience pain and suffering, if there is such a period. Stephenson's recent streak of bad circumstance has been unrelenting. Her father, Frank Stephenson, died of cancer in December of 1988. He was buried in the family's homeland, Australia, on Stephenson's birthday. A year later, Stephenson's longtime caddie, Rick White, also died of cancer.
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March 27, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
On Tuesday, January 23 of this year, in the parking lot of the Miami Arena, one of the great heists of the season took place. A mugger made off with about $200,000. Oh, he didn't get it all. He got $1,300 in cash, a watch and a ring. The catch is, his victim was Jan Stephenson, the golfer. So far as the Miami Police are concerned, it was a $1,300 purse-snatching. The LPGA would beg to differ. So would Stephenson.
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January 31, 1990
Golfer Jan Stephenson, who underwent surgery last week for a double fracture of her left ring finger suffered during a mugging attempt in Miami, said she has started rehabilitation and hopes to rejoin the tour soon.
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January 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jan Stephenson's golfing career may be in jeopardy after she sustained a double fracture of the left ring finger when she was mugged and robbed in Miami. Stephenson, who has won 16 titles in her 15-year pro career including the U.S. Women's Open in 1983, told reporters after Tuesday night's incident that she probably will undergo surgery this week and may miss at least two months of the LPGA Tour.
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August 8, 2003 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
The PGA Tour had Annika Sorenstam and Suzy Whaley and the Nationwide Tour will have Michelle Wie, so it stood to reason that, sooner or later, the Champions Tour would get into the act and have a woman play in one of its events. It will happen in October. Jan Stephenson accepted a sponsor invitation Thursday to play the Turtle Bay Championship, a Champions Tour event, Oct. 10-12 in Hawaii. Stephenson, 51, won 16 LPGA tournaments, three of them major championships.
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January 9, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Bob Gilder went on an early birdie binge to register his second straight round of 67 Friday and take the 36-hole lead in the $250,000 Spalding Invitational golf tournament at Carmel Valley with a score of 134. Gilder birdied six of his first seven holes at Carmel Valley Country Club for a 31 on the first nine of his four-under-par round. Trailing the leader by two strokes was Jan Stephenson, one of the six women professionals competing in the event, using the ladies' tees.
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January 24, 1990 | From Associated Press
Pro golfer Jan Stephenson returned to Phoenix today to consult hand surgeons after suffering two fractures in the ring finger of her left hand when she was mugged and robbed Tuesday night in Miami. Stephenson, who resides in nearby Paradise Valley, said she likely will undergo surgery sometime this week and may miss at least two months of the LPGA Tour. She and her husband were guests of Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo at Tuesday night's NBA game.
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April 14, 1988 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
Is this the greening of Jan Stephenson? After living 36 years and winning nearly $1.5 million, the world's second-most-famous Australian-born golfer arrived at Rancho Park, saying she's only just begun. "My best years are ahead of me," Stephenson said. "That's pretty amazing, I think." So it is a new attitude, especially on the greens, that Stephenson carries with her into the AI Star Centinela Hospital tournament, a 54-hole tournament beginning Friday.
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