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July 21, 1992 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Most people didn't know Larry Laoretti from Mario Andretti. Then, out of nowhere, he stepped on a golf course and won the U.S. Senior Open championship the other weekend--knocking the argyle socks off such marketing millionaires as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
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July 23, 1998
U.S OPEN AND U.S. SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONS Arnold Palmer: 1960 U.S Open, 1981 Senior Open Billy Casper: 1959, 1966 U.S. Open, 1983 Senior Open Gary Player: 1965 U.S. Open, 1987, 1988 Senior Open Lee Trevino: 1968, 1971 U.S. Open, 1990 Senior Open Jack Nicklaus: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 U.S. Open, 1991, 1993 Senior Open WINNERS IN FIRST SENIOR OPEN (5): Roberto deVicenzo (1980), Anrold Palmer (1981), Dale Douglass (1986), Lee Trevino (1990), Larry Laoretti (1992)
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SPORTS
July 14, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
In sports reporting, you have these recurring fantasies: An old codger arrives in Louisville, leading a pinto pony by a rope. He sleeps in a stable and on Kentucky Derby day, he unties his colt, who goes on to smash the Derby record and win by 30 widening lengths. Or, you picture a guy in an old blanket, sockless, broke, who just climbed down from a freight train.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1992 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
Most people didn't know Larry Laoretti from Mario Andretti. Then, out of nowhere, he stepped on a golf course and won the U.S. Senior Open championship the other weekend--knocking the argyle socks off such marketing millionaires as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
SPORTS
July 13, 1992 | From Associated Press
Move over John Daly, the golf world has a new folk hero. He is Larry Laoretti, a 53-year-old cigar-smoking golfer who won the U.S. Senior Open by four strokes Sunday. Not since the long-driving Daly won the PGA championship last year has anyone as captivating as Laoretti burst onto the scene. Laoretti, who never made the PGA Tour, explained the secret of his success: "Smoke six or seven good cigars, drink a little good wine, have a wife that loves you and a good caddie."
SPORTS
October 14, 1991 | DAN HAFNER
Now that the Senior PGA Tour has blossomed, players in their 40s, struggling to make cuts on the regular tour, can't wait to turn 50. It has been the perfect vehicle for Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Don January, Gary Player and Mike Hill.
NEWS
July 23, 1998
U.S OPEN AND U.S. SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONS Arnold Palmer: 1960 U.S Open, 1981 Senior Open Billy Casper: 1959, 1966 U.S. Open, 1983 Senior Open Gary Player: 1965 U.S. Open, 1987, 1988 Senior Open Lee Trevino: 1968, 1971 U.S. Open, 1990 Senior Open Jack Nicklaus: 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980 U.S. Open, 1991, 1993 Senior Open WINNERS IN FIRST SENIOR OPEN (5): Roberto deVicenzo (1980), Anrold Palmer (1981), Dale Douglass (1986), Lee Trevino (1990), Larry Laoretti (1992)
BUSINESS
August 23, 1992
Congratulations to Larry Laoretti on his great storybook victory in the U.S. Senior Open, "Golfer Lights Up: Will Larry Laoretti Be Madison Avenue's Next Folk Hero?" (July 21). Interestingly, he was never on the PGA tour and this is his first victory on the senior tour. He immediately becomes a major marketable commodity, largely because he smokes cigars and drives from event to event in a motor home. It is also helpful to have a photogenic, 29-year-old spouse. People frequently ask: What do those troublesome African-Americans want?
SPORTS
November 14, 1992 | Associated Press
Mike Standly, who has not won a tournament in his first two years on the PGA Tour, moved into the lead Friday at the halfway point of the Kapalua International after a second-round 66 in Hawaii. Standly's two-day total of nine-under-par 135 left him one shot ahead of Steve Pate, Davis Love III and defending champion Mike Hulbert. The Kapalua International is sanctioned by the PGA Tour but is not an official tour event.
SPORTS
July 14, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
In sports reporting, you have these recurring fantasies: An old codger arrives in Louisville, leading a pinto pony by a rope. He sleeps in a stable and on Kentucky Derby day, he unties his colt, who goes on to smash the Derby record and win by 30 widening lengths. Or, you picture a guy in an old blanket, sockless, broke, who just climbed down from a freight train.
SPORTS
July 13, 1992 | From Associated Press
Move over John Daly, the golf world has a new folk hero. He is Larry Laoretti, a 53-year-old cigar-smoking golfer who won the U.S. Senior Open by four strokes Sunday. Not since the long-driving Daly won the PGA championship last year has anyone as captivating as Laoretti burst onto the scene. Laoretti, who never made the PGA Tour, explained the secret of his success: "Smoke six or seven good cigars, drink a little good wine, have a wife that loves you and a good caddie."
SPORTS
October 14, 1991 | DAN HAFNER
Now that the Senior PGA Tour has blossomed, players in their 40s, struggling to make cuts on the regular tour, can't wait to turn 50. It has been the perfect vehicle for Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Don January, Gary Player and Mike Hill.
SPORTS
March 15, 1998
Final-round groupings and starting times for the Toshiba Senior Classic: *--* Time Group 7:40 a.m. Terry Wiens Miller Barber Lee Elder 7:50 Larry Laoretti Bobby Nichols Lou Graham 8:00 a.m. Bruce Summerhays David Hill Gay Brewer 8:10 Gene Littler Gibby Gilbert Hugh Baiocchi 8:20 Harold Henning Ben Smith Bob Murphy 8:30 Jimmie Jones Don January Frank Conner 8:40 Tom Shaw Jim Dent Ray Carrasco 8:50 Kurt Cox Bob Charles Billy King 9:00 a.m.
SPORTS
April 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
David Frost went back to his old clubs and got back his old form. Frost needed only 24 putts Saturday to shoot a six-under-par 66 and take the third-round lead in the USF&G tournament at New Orleans. After finishing ninth in earnings in 1988 and 11th last year, he changed clubs. He struggled through the early part of this year and entered this tournament No. 68 on the money list. That was the end of the line for the new clubs. "I went back to my old clubs three weeks ago," he said.
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