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April 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Jeff Sluman set course and tournament records for 36 holes Friday and took a two-shot lead at the halfway point of the $1-million Greater Greensboro Open golf tournament. "I wasn't thinking about it much until it was over and then I added it up and it was 65," Sluman said. The bogey-free, seven-under-par round, combined with an opening 64, left Sluman at 15-under-par 129 after two trips around the Forest Oaks Country Club.
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June 4, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Nicklaus pressed both hands to his lips for a farewell kiss to the crowd as he walked off the 18th green Friday afternoon at the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio. Two groups behind him, Tiger Woods moved quickly into contention. An emotional day at Muirfield Village ended with Jeff Sluman, whom Nicklaus picked as an assistant captain at the last Presidents Cup, staying atop the leaderboard after a one-under-par 71, putting him at eight-under 136.
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February 25, 1993 | JIM MURRAY
When a shot goes into the deep rough, the first thing a caddie has to find is the ball. Not Jeff Sluman's caddie. The first thing he has to find is Jeff Sluman. Sluman is the only guy on the golf tour who, when he goes down in a sand trap, tends to disappear. Golfers like to screw themselves into the sand to test its density, but if Jeff Sluman does it, you might need a rope to pull him out. Golf is not basketball. Size is not an issue. But Jeff Sluman overdoes it.
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October 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Golf finally felt easy to Jeff Sluman, and it wasn't hard to see why. From a fairway bunker on the 18th hole, he had to play a 20-yard hook to avoid the trees and reach the elevated green. His seven-iron stopped 16 inches from the cup for his ninth birdie, a course-record 62 and a two-shot lead in the Chrysler Championship on Thursday.
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September 7, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jeff Sluman birdied five of the first eight holes and shot a 64 Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Hardee's tournament at Coal Valley, Ill. Sluman, who finished with seven birdies and one bogey on the 6,741-yard Oakwood Country Club course, was one shot ahead of Greg Twiggs and Billy Mayfair. Mayfair was tied with Sluman at six under heading into the final hole, but he put his second shot behind the left bunker and missed a 12-foot putt for par. Twiggs' round included five birdies.
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April 1, 1988 | Associated Press
Jeff Sluman birdied nine holes on his way to an eight-under-par 64 and a two-shot lead in Thursday's first round of the $1-million Greater Greensboro Open golf tournament. Sluman one-putted 10 times and chipped in once as he tied the course record at the Forest Oaks Country Club. Sluman, who lost to Sandy Lyle of Scotland in a three-hole sudden-death playoff for the 1987 TPC title, has yet to win in a five-year PGA Tour career. T.C.
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July 15, 2002 | Associated Press
Jeff Sluman held it together this time on the final day of the Greater Milwaukee Open. Sluman fired a three-under-par 68 Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Tim Herron (66) and Steve Lowery (70) and his second Greater Milwaukee Open title. He also won in 1998. His 23-under 261 total was one stroke shy of Loren Roberts' 72-hole tournament record set two years ago.
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August 16, 1988 | Jim Murray
OK, I've had it with Golf. That does it. When a guy winning his first tournament ever wins the PGA, it's time to put out the lights and lock up. The mob has taken over the palace. The rabble is running the country. It's anarchy out there. Maidens don't win the Kentucky Derby. Rookies don't bat .400, win the Triple Crown. Pugs don't make their first winning fight the heavyweight title. Only Golf is nonchalant about its top honors. Golf doesn't care who it lets in.
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October 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Golf finally felt easy to Jeff Sluman, and it wasn't hard to see why. From a fairway bunker on the 18th hole, he had to play a 20-yard hook to avoid the trees and reach the elevated green. His seven-iron stopped 16 inches from the cup for his ninth birdie, a course-record 62 and a two-shot lead in the Chrysler Championship on Thursday.
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February 27, 1997 | JIM MURRAY
Golf is a sport that loves its trivia, loves to play word games. "Who is the best golfer never to have won a major?" is a favorite. The answer, of course, is Mark O'Meara. O'Meara has won 14 tournaments, but none of them was a Masters, British or U.S. Open or a PGA. It used to be Tom Kite, but his 17th tour victory was a U.S. Open. "Who is the best golfer never to have won at all?" comes up often in locker room bull sessions.
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July 15, 2002 | Associated Press
Jeff Sluman held it together this time on the final day of the Greater Milwaukee Open. Sluman fired a three-under-par 68 Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Tim Herron (66) and Steve Lowery (70) and his second Greater Milwaukee Open title. He also won in 1998. His 23-under 261 total was one stroke shy of Loren Roberts' 72-hole tournament record set two years ago.
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July 23, 2001 | From Associated Press
With the help of a tree and a ditch, Jeff Sluman finally won a sudden-death playoff. After going 0 for 6 in previous playoffs, Sluman made an eight-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Australian rookie Paul Gow on Sunday to win the B.C. Open at Endicott, N.Y. "I've lost them in one-man, two-man, six-man playoffs, just about everything," said Sluman, who lost in a six-man playoff in the Nissan Open in February at Riviera Country Club.
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July 22, 2001 | From Associated Press
Jeff Sluman shot a bogey-free, seven-under-par 65 on Saturday to charge past six players for a share of the third-round lead in the B.C. Open at Endicott, N.Y. Australian Paul Gow had a 66 to join Sluman atop the leaderboard at 16-under 200. The two made their gains thanks to Brett Quigley's struggles. Quigley, who began the day with a three-stroke lead at the En-Joie Golf Club, shot an even-par 72. At 15 under, Quigley is one off the pace, along with Jim McGovern, who shot a 68.
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January 18, 1999 | From Associated Press
Quietly and steadily, Jeff Sluman moved up on the leaders Sunday at the inaugural $2.6-million Sony Open in Honolulu and ended up with a two-stroke victory. It wasn't until the 71st hole--a 189-yard par three--that Sluman took charge with a birdie. And for good measure, he birdied the final hole of the PGA Tour's first full-field tournament of year to finish with a nine-under-par 271. "I made the turn in good shape," said Sluman, who collected $468,000.
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September 7, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jeff Sluman gained his first golf tournament title in 19 months and gave his best friend a special thrill too. Rick Bruder, who doesn't play golf, agreed at the last minute to caddie for Sluman during the Greater Milwaukee Open. As Sluman was heading toward his third PGA Tour victory Sunday, Bruder, who had never caddied, was getting excited. "He is on cloud nine," Sluman said. "It has been a wonderful week. He was really, really nervous out there. It was a lot of fun seeing him.
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September 6, 1998 | From Associated Press
Jeff Sluman, seeking his first victory since early last year, shot an eight-under-par 63 on Saturday for a share of the third-round lead with Chris Perry in the Greater Milwaukee Open. Sluman and Perry, winless on the PGA Tour, headed into today's final round at 16-under 197, leading a group of 14 players within six strokes of the lead. Perry followed Friday's 62 with a 67. Sluman's last victory was the 1997 Tucson Chrysler Classic. Prior to that, he won the 1988 PGA Championship.
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February 25, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
The Los Angeles Open at Riviera, which has been won by the likes of Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Lloyd Mangrum and Tom Watson, has now been won by--a little fanfare, professor--Ted Schulz? Well, to be fair, the Los Angeles Open at Riviera also has been won by the likes of Tom Purtzer, Pat Fitzsimons, Doug Tewell and T.C. Chen. Not your basic Hall of Famers. It came as no surprise to Ted Schulz that he was going to win Sunday. It came as no surprise to students of recent golf history.
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April 3, 1988 | Associated Press
It was a supremely confident Sandy Lyle who assessed his position--three shots in front of the pack going into today's final round of the $1-million Greater Greensboro Open golf tournament. "I've been in this position before and I don't usually let them get away," said the globe-trotting veteran from Scotland who has scored victories on three continents.
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February 27, 1997 | JIM MURRAY
Golf is a sport that loves its trivia, loves to play word games. "Who is the best golfer never to have won a major?" is a favorite. The answer, of course, is Mark O'Meara. O'Meara has won 14 tournaments, but none of them was a Masters, British or U.S. Open or a PGA. It used to be Tom Kite, but his 17th tour victory was a U.S. Open. "Who is the best golfer never to have won at all?" comes up often in locker room bull sessions.
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February 24, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Jeff Sluman, whose only previous title came in the 1988 PGA Championship, ended his long drought when he held on for a one-stroke victory in the Tucson Chrysler Classic Sunday. Sluman broke out of a tie with Steve Jones by sinking a two-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole. But Sluman bogeyed No. 18, finishing the final round with a seven-under-par 67 and the tournament at 13-under 275.
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