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November 18, 1988 | Associated Press
Bob Gilder birdied the last four holes Thursday on his way to a 64 that tied him with John Mahaffey for a 4-stroke lead in the second round of the $600,000 Kapalua International golf tournament. "I didn't want to let Mahaffey run away with it, but I sure didn't expect to birdie that many holes coming in," Gilder said after finishing in near-darkness.
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June 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Despite battling wind and a driving rain, Se Ri Pak came through on a promise to her father. "Before I started, I said I wanted to get the trophy for my father," she said. Pak shot a five-under-par 66 on a soggy course Sunday to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic at Absecon, N.J. Along with the trophy for her father, Joon Chul Pak, Se Ri picked up $150,000 for the victory and ended a nearly yearlong victory drought.
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September 6, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
John Mahaffey and rookies Brad Fabel and Steve Elkington shot six-under-par 65s Thursday to share the first-round lead in the $400,000 Bank of Boston tournament on the Pleasant Valley Country Club course at Sutton, Mass. Leonard Thompson and former New England amateur champion Jim Hallet are tied for fourth at 66. Fabel, whose best previous finish was a tie for third in the Quad Cities Open, saved par on the third hole, chipping from behind the green and sinking an eight-footer.
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October 29, 1998 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within days of celebrating his 50th birthday on May 9 and joining the Senior PGA Tour, John Mahaffey confided to a reporter, "I feel like I've just died and gone to heaven." But heaven, apparently, has its bunkers and high rough. Expected by many observers to join the top ranks on the senior circuit almost from the day he joined, Mahaffey has instead struggled with his short game and rarely found himself among the leaders as his rookie season winds down to its final event, this weekend's $1.
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October 9, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
John Mahaffey sank long birdie putts on his last two holes to shoot a five-under-par 66 and take the first-round lead Thursday in the $300,000 Pensacola Open golf tournament at Pensacola, Fla. The 16-year PGA Tour veteran had seven birdies and finished with putts of 30 and 20 feet to take a one-shot edge over Bobby Cole, Jeff Sluman, Phil Blackmar, Danny Edwards and Trevor Dodds on the 7,154-yard course at the Perdido Bay Resort.
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June 21, 1999 | From Associated Press
Despite battling wind and a driving rain, Se Ri Pak came through on a promise to her father. "Before I started, I said I wanted to get the trophy for my father," she said. Pak shot a five-under-par 66 on a soggy course Sunday to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic at Absecon, N.J. Along with the trophy for her father, Joon Chul Pak, Se Ri picked up $150,000 for the victory and ended a nearly yearlong victory drought.
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October 29, 1998 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within days of celebrating his 50th birthday on May 9 and joining the Senior PGA Tour, John Mahaffey confided to a reporter, "I feel like I've just died and gone to heaven." But heaven, apparently, has its bunkers and high rough. Expected by many observers to join the top ranks on the senior circuit almost from the day he joined, Mahaffey has instead struggled with his short game and rarely found himself among the leaders as his rookie season winds down to its final event, this weekend's $1.
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August 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
John Mahaffey shot a six-under-par 65 Sunday to win his first PGA event in three years by rallying to take the Federal Express St. Jude tournament at Memphis, Tenn. The victory was the 10th of Mahaffey's PGA career but his first since the 1986 Tournament Players Championship. "It's been a long time since I had won and I think I had become complacent," he said. "When I went out there today I wanted to be as aggressive as I could."
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January 10, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Winning the Bob Hope Classic brings wealth ($90,000), exemptions (U.S. Open and Tournament of Champions) and headlines to the winner, but it also has its pitfalls. When the champion returns to defend his title, he must play the first round with wisecracking Bob Hope himself and former President Gerald Ford, a 17 handicapper with a reputation for errant shots into the gallery. It's an honor, but it's also a difficult way to go about shooting a low round of golf.
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August 10, 1995
Tee times for the first- and second-round today and Friday in the 77th PGA Championship at the 6,949-yard, par-71 Riviera Country Club: *--* Today Friday 6:40 a.m. 10:52 a.m. 6:49 a.m. 11:01 a.m. 6:58 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 7:07 a.m. 11:19 a.m. 7:16 a.m. 11:28 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 11:37 a.m. 7:34 a.m. 11:46 a.m. 7:43 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 7:52 a.m. 12:04 p.m. 8:10 a.m. 12:22 p.m. 8:19 a.m. 12:31 p.m. 8:28 a.m. 12:40 p.m. 8:37 a.m. 12:49 p.m. 8:46 a.m. 12:58 p.m. 8:55 a.m. 1:07 p.m. 9:04 a.m. 1:16 p.m.
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August 10, 1995
Tee times for the first- and second-round today and Friday in the 77th PGA Championship at the 6,949-yard, par-71 Riviera Country Club: *--* Today Friday 6:40 a.m. 10:52 a.m. 6:49 a.m. 11:01 a.m. 6:58 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 7:07 a.m. 11:19 a.m. 7:16 a.m. 11:28 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 11:37 a.m. 7:34 a.m. 11:46 a.m. 7:43 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 7:52 a.m. 12:04 p.m. 8:10 a.m. 12:22 p.m. 8:19 a.m. 12:31 p.m. 8:28 a.m. 12:40 p.m. 8:37 a.m. 12:49 p.m. 8:46 a.m. 12:58 p.m. 8:55 a.m. 1:07 p.m. 9:04 a.m. 1:16 p.m.
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August 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
John Mahaffey shot a six-under-par 65 Sunday to win his first PGA event in three years by rallying to take the Federal Express St. Jude tournament at Memphis, Tenn. The victory was the 10th of Mahaffey's PGA career but his first since the 1986 Tournament Players Championship. "It's been a long time since I had won and I think I had become complacent," he said. "When I went out there today I wanted to be as aggressive as I could."
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November 18, 1988 | Associated Press
Bob Gilder birdied the last four holes Thursday on his way to a 64 that tied him with John Mahaffey for a 4-stroke lead in the second round of the $600,000 Kapalua International golf tournament. "I didn't want to let Mahaffey run away with it, but I sure didn't expect to birdie that many holes coming in," Gilder said after finishing in near-darkness.
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October 9, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
John Mahaffey sank long birdie putts on his last two holes to shoot a five-under-par 66 and take the first-round lead Thursday in the $300,000 Pensacola Open golf tournament at Pensacola, Fla. The 16-year PGA Tour veteran had seven birdies and finished with putts of 30 and 20 feet to take a one-shot edge over Bobby Cole, Jeff Sluman, Phil Blackmar, Danny Edwards and Trevor Dodds on the 7,154-yard course at the Perdido Bay Resort.
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September 6, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
John Mahaffey and rookies Brad Fabel and Steve Elkington shot six-under-par 65s Thursday to share the first-round lead in the $400,000 Bank of Boston tournament on the Pleasant Valley Country Club course at Sutton, Mass. Leonard Thompson and former New England amateur champion Jim Hallet are tied for fourth at 66. Fabel, whose best previous finish was a tie for third in the Quad Cities Open, saved par on the third hole, chipping from behind the green and sinking an eight-footer.
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January 10, 1985 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Winning the Bob Hope Classic brings wealth ($90,000), exemptions (U.S. Open and Tournament of Champions) and headlines to the winner, but it also has its pitfalls. When the champion returns to defend his title, he must play the first round with wisecracking Bob Hope himself and former President Gerald Ford, a 17 handicapper with a reputation for errant shots into the gallery. It's an honor, but it's also a difficult way to go about shooting a low round of golf.
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August 15, 2005
Steve Elkington, one shot behind leader Phil Mickelson when the PGA Championship continues today at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., posted the second-best comeback victory in PGA Championship history. Player, Year (Course) Strokes behind JOHN MAHAFFEY, 1978 (Oakmont, Oakmont, Pa.)...7 STEVE ELKINGTON, 1995 (Riviera Country Club)...6 PAYNE STEWART, 1989 (Kemper Lakes, Hawthorn Woods, Ill.)...6 LANNY WADKINS, 1977 (Pebble Beach)...6 BOB ROSBURG, 1959 (Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Minn.).
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