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May 1, 1997 | From Associated Press
Black golfers Jim Dent and Walter Morgan said they've been exchanging racial banter with the likes of white golfer J.C. Snead for years, and weren't offended by recent remarks Fuzzy Zoeller made about Tiger Woods. "The guy was making a joke," Dent said. "We do that kind of stuff all the time out here." "We call J.C. a hillbilly redneck from Virginia and everything, and he jokes back," Morgan said. "We're just having fun out here."
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February 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
Jim Dent made his day with one shot. Dent pitched in from the swale for a birdie on the 191-yard, par-three second hole on Friday and rode that momentum into a share of the lead with Simon Hobday in the GTE Classic at Lutz, Fla. Dent and Hobday shot six-under-par 65s, two strokes better than Terry Dill and Bruce Fleisher. "It was fun today. You don't have these fun days all the time," Dent said. "I hit a great pitch shot on the second, and it turned the whole day around."
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May 1, 1997 | From Associated Press
Black golfers Jim Dent and Walter Morgan said they've been exchanging racial banter with the likes of white golfer J.C. Snead for years, and weren't offended by recent remarks Fuzzy Zoeller made about Tiger Woods. "The guy was making a joke," Dent said. "We do that kind of stuff all the time out here." "We call J.C. a hillbilly redneck from Virginia and everything, and he jokes back," Morgan said. "We're just having fun out here."
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March 16, 1997
SECOND-ROUND SCORES Saturday's second-round scores on the 6,598-yard, par-71 (35-36) Newport Beach Country Club course: David Graham 65-69--134 Bob Murphy 65-70--135 Bob Charles 68-68--136 Jay Sigel 69-68--137 Lee Trevino 68-69--137 Walter Zembriski 71-67--138 Gil Morgan 69-69--138 Leonard Thompson 68-70--138 Bruce Crampton 66-73--139 Isao Aoki 68-71--139 J.C.
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March 19, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jim Dent shot a six-under-par 66 to finish off a three-stroke victory Sunday in the windswept Vantage at The Dominion Senior PGA tournament at San Antonio. Dent's three-round total of 11-under-par 205 earned him $45,000 from a $300,000 purse and pushed him over the $1-million mark in PGA Senior winnings. Dent became the 36th senior player to reach the seven-figure mark. "When you're in the hunt and the wind is blowing, anything in the 60s is going to be good," Dent said.
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February 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
Jim Dent made his day with one shot. Dent pitched in from the swale for a birdie on the 191-yard, par-three second hole on Friday and rode that momentum into a share of the lead with Simon Hobday in the GTE Classic at Lutz, Fla. Dent and Hobday shot six-under-par 65s, two strokes better than Terry Dill and Bruce Fleisher. "It was fun today. You don't have these fun days all the time," Dent said. "I hit a great pitch shot on the second, and it turned the whole day around."
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February 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jim Dent shot a three-under-par 68 on Saturday for a three-stroke lead over Frank Beard after the second round of the Senior PGA Tour's $400,000 Royal Caribbean golf tournament at Key Biscayne, Fla. Dent had four birdies and one bogey to finish 36 holes at eight-under-par 134. Dent, one of the longest hitters in golf, said his putting and short game have improved. "I never won because I never worked on the things you need to do to win--chipping and putting," Dent said.
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July 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
Jim Dent shot a five-under-par 66 to win the rain-shortened Kroger Senior tournament at Mason, Ohio, by one stroke over Harold Henning. Dent's 36-hole total was a nine-under-par 133. "I got off to a good start and just held on," said Dent, who strung together three birdies on the front nine. The Senior PGA Tour event was scheduled for 54 holes over the 6,628-yard, par-71 Grizzly Course at the Jack Nicklaus Sports Center.
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October 25, 1992 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Dent is the Senior PGA Tour's big hitter. Dent, averaging 283.8 yards on his drives, leads the $600,000 Ralphs Senior Classic after two rounds of the 54-hole event at Rancho Park Golf Course. He tied the tournament record with an eight-under-par 63 and is 11 strokes under par, but his 131 is only one shot in front. Dent, bidding for his second victory of the year, is facing severe competition. Most of the top players on the tour and quite a few others are within four shots of him.
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March 16, 1997
SECOND-ROUND SCORES Saturday's second-round scores on the 6,598-yard, par-71 (35-36) Newport Beach Country Club course: David Graham 65-69--134 Bob Murphy 65-70--135 Bob Charles 68-68--136 Jay Sigel 69-68--137 Lee Trevino 68-69--137 Walter Zembriski 71-67--138 Gil Morgan 69-69--138 Leonard Thompson 68-70--138 Bruce Crampton 66-73--139 Isao Aoki 68-71--139 J.C.
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March 16, 1996 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Dent found himself in fast company Friday at the Toshiba Senior Classic. He was in a threesome with Jim Colbert and Tommy Aaron, but he was hardly in the same company through nine holes. Dent was three over par after nine, and Colbert, who was two under, and Aaron, at one under, were leaving him flat. At one point Colbert and Aaron were three under, but then Dent made a run.
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October 23, 1994 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Poor old Rancho Park. Look what happened to the place Saturday when a bunch of guys started beating it to death with clubs--golf clubs. Rancho Park might as well have been Yellowstone Park the way everybody was camping out on the greens and making putts that looked about as easy as rolling a marble into a manhole. No one had a better day at the Ralphs Senior Classic than Dave Eichelberger, who tied the course record with a nine-under-par 62 and offered a simple explanation afterward.
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April 15, 1994 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe it was because he needed the money, but Jim Dent played his best round of the year Thursday and had a two-stroke lead after the first round of the PGA Seniors' Championship. The long-hitting Dent shot a 66, six under par, on the 6,702-yard Champion course--second longest on the Senior PGA Tour--at PGA National Resort. Larry Ziegler, who often starts fast, and Jim Colbert were at 68. Most of the low scores were posted early, before the wind kicked up.
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October 25, 1993 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Dent hit a 293-yard drive with a two-iron on the first playoff hole but still lost to Dale Douglass in the $650,000 Ralphs Senior Classic at Rancho Park on Sunday. Dent blew a three-shot lead with five holes to play as the two finished at 196, 17 under for the 54-hole event. They returned to the 18th hole, a 393-yard par four, for the playoff.
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October 3, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Dent knocked Lee Trevino out of a share of the lead in the richest tournament on the Senior PGA Tour. DeWitt Weaver knocked himself out of a course record. And the National League West race knocked today's final round of the $1.5-million Vantage Championship out of its assigned time slot on the ESPN schedule. The last round of the tournament at Clemmons, N.C., originally was scheduled to be shown on a tape-delayed basis starting at 1:30 p.m. PDT.
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January 9, 1993 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long-hitting Jim Dent was tired after playing 36 holes Friday, but he was also in the lead of the senior portion of the Infiniti Tournament of Champions. Dent shot rounds of 70 and 69 at the waterlogged La Costa Resort for a one-shot edge over Al Geiberger (70-70) and George Archer (71-69). Mike Hill, at 142, also proved to be a good mudder. Raymond Floyd, trying to score a double victory, was at 143, tied with Bob Charles, Tommy Aaron and Dave Stockton.
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August 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
With Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus at the PGA Championship in Birmingham, Ala., this week, Chi Chi Rodriguez took command after one round of the Sunwest Bank Senior tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. Rodriguez shot a near-flawless six-under-par 66 over the 6,722-yard Four Hills Country Club course. "It just shows that when the big cats are out of town, the little mouse from Puerto Rico can play around," Rodriguez said after a round that included five birdies and an eagle.
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January 11, 1993 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Come rain, come shine or come mud, Al Geiberger can still handle La Costa. Geiberger, sloshing through a light, steady rain, shot a one-under-par 71 over the muddy 6,935-yard course Sunday to win his second consecutive title in the Senior division of the Infiniti Tournament of Champions. Geiberger, who also won here on the regular PGA Tour in 1975, won by two shots over Jim Dent with a 72-hole total of 280.
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January 9, 1993 | DAN HAFNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long-hitting Jim Dent was tired after playing 36 holes Friday, but he was also in the lead of the senior portion of the Infiniti Tournament of Champions. Dent shot rounds of 70 and 69 at the waterlogged La Costa Resort for a one-shot edge over Al Geiberger (70-70) and George Archer (71-69). Mike Hill, at 142, also proved to be a good mudder. Raymond Floyd, trying to score a double victory, was at 143, tied with Bob Charles, Tommy Aaron and Dave Stockton.
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