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July 14, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Larry Nelson withdrew from the British Open, offering no explanation. Paul Azinger and Scott Hoch pulled out Friday.
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March 11, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A father teaches his son to play golf. Tries anyway. The son is hard-headed. Many years later the son instructs the father, who is all ears. Strange, considering the father is Larry Nelson, the hottest player on the Senior PGA Tour. Yet it's part of the reason he won eight tournaments in less than a year, including six of 10 in one stretch. Nelson listens. He adjusts. He improves. And often the results are dramatic.
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November 25, 1991 | from Staff and Wire Reports
Larry Nelson scored his first victory in two years, winning the Dunlop Phoenix tournament with a par three on the fourth extra hole in a four-man, four-hole sudden death playoff at Miyazaki, Japan. Nelson, who won $227,000, had finished in a tie at 12-under 276 with Jay Don Blake, Spain's Seve Ballesteros and Japan's Isao Aoki after 72 holes of regulation play.
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March 5, 2001 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Nelson, the hottest player on the Senior PGA Tour, seemed to be in the perfect position to strike in the final round of the Toshiba Senior Classic. From his spot in the final group, Nelson had a firsthand view of the implosion of Terry Mauney and Bob Gilder, two leaders fading spectacularly on a blustery Sunday at Newport Beach Country Club.
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May 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Larry Nelson eagled No. 17 to counter an eagle by Tom Watson on the same hole and went on to win the $1.5-million Boone Valley Classic by three strokes Sunday at Augusta, Mo. Watson chipped in from more than 50 feet off the green to go 15 under and take a one-stroke lead over Nelson, who was playing in the same group. Nelson was about 10 feet off the green and about 20 feet from the hole on the 491-yard par-five when he made his chip to get to 16 under and take a one-stroke lead.
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November 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
Larry Nelson had an eagle and seven birdies for a 9-under-par 63 today and a share of the lead with defending champion Larry Mize after the second round of the $1.54-million Dunlop Phoenix, Japan's richest tournament. Nelson and Mize, who had eight birdies and a bogey in a round of 65, have a one-stroke lead over Jeff Sluman with 10-under 134 totals after two rounds on the 6,993-yard, par-72 Phoenix Country Club course.
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July 23, 1998 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Big Two of senior golf has grown to a Big Three with the addition of Larry Nelson, who brings a resume of success in major tournaments to this week's U.S. Senior Open at Riviera. Nelson, who turned 50 in September, won the 1981 PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club, the 1983 U.S. Open at Oakmont and the 1987 PGA at PGA National. But none of them were like this. "This may be the hardest venue I played anywhere," he said Wednesday. "I am talking about U.S. Opens in the past.
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March 11, 2001 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A father teaches his son to play golf. Tries anyway. The son is hard-headed. Many years later the son instructs the father, who is all ears. Strange, considering the father is Larry Nelson, the hottest player on the Senior PGA Tour. Yet it's part of the reason he won eight tournaments in less than a year, including six of 10 in one stretch. Nelson listens. He adjusts. He improves. And often the results are dramatic.
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July 20, 1998 | From Associated Press
After two days of total dominance, Hale Irwin needed some luck and a couple of bad shots from Larry Nelson to hang on for a three-stroke victory Sunday in the Ameritech Senior Open at Long Grove, Ill. Nelson kept the pressure on the struggling Irwin all day, making eight birdies and trying a gutsy drive over 60-foot trees on the 18th. But he put two shots in the water on the back nine, and missed birdie putts on the 17th and 18th.
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February 5, 2001 | From Associated Press
Larry Nelson remains the player to beat on the Senior PGA Tour. Nelson won for the sixth time in his last 10 Senior starts, defeating Isao Aoki of Japan by one stroke in the Royal Caribbean Classic at Key Biscayne, Fla. "I don't like using the word dominant," Nelson said. "I don't know what anyone else thinks of me, but I feel that if I play well enough, I can win a lot."
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March 2, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Nelson has a secret that Tiger Woods would probably love to know. It's not about the hot streak Nelson is riding into the Toshiba Senior Classic, which begins today at Newport Beach Country Club. Woods knows about streaks. It's not about making crucial putts with tournament titles on the line. Woods certainly knows about that. It's about seizing control of his tour without attracting much attention. At that, Nelson is an expert, while Woods knows apparently very little.
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March 2, 2001 | PETER YOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Nelson has a secret that Tiger Woods probably would love to know. It's not about the hot streak Nelson is riding into the Toshiba Senior Classic, which begins today at Newport Beach Country Club. Woods knows about streaks. It's not about making crucial putts with tournament titles on the line. Woods certainly knows about that. It's about seizing control of his tour without attracting much attention. At that, Nelson is an expert, while Woods apparently knows very little.
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February 5, 2001 | From Associated Press
Larry Nelson remains the player to beat on the Senior PGA Tour. Nelson won for the sixth time in his last 10 Senior starts, defeating Isao Aoki of Japan by one stroke in the Royal Caribbean Classic at Key Biscayne, Fla. "I don't like using the word dominant," Nelson said. "I don't know what anyone else thinks of me, but I feel that if I play well enough, I can win a lot."
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November 2, 2000 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be the Tom Tom Club this year. That's what everybody expected of the Senior PGA Tour, popping fresh with Tom Kite and Tom Watson playing together at the same time and for the first time in the over-50 party game, plus Lanny Wadkins thrown in just for fun.
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October 27, 2000 | THOMAS BONK
So just how automatic has Larry Nelson been this year? When he pulled his car into the parking lot at Wilshire Country Club on Tuesday, six caddies asked him for work. The caddies have given Nelson a nickname. "ATM," Nelson said. As a star-driven vehicle, the Senior PGA Tour is always looking for somebody new to drive. It's the system.
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May 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Larry Nelson eagled No. 17 to counter an eagle by Tom Watson on the same hole and went on to win the $1.5-million Boone Valley Classic by three strokes Sunday at Augusta, Mo. Watson chipped in from more than 50 feet off the green to go 15 under and take a one-stroke lead over Nelson, who was playing in the same group. Nelson was about 10 feet off the green and about 20 feet from the hole on the 491-yard par-five when he made his chip to get to 16 under and take a one-stroke lead.
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October 28, 1999 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's the line of succession in recent Senior PGA Tour history: From Jim Colbert and Dave Stockton . . . to Hale Irwin and Gil Morgan . . . to Bruce Fleisher and Allen Doyle. And, of course, there are a few more guys getting in line, players such as Tom Watson (who is already here), and Tom Kite and Lanny Wadkins (who are on their way).
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