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November 2, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Raymond Floyd has received approval to play in both the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour events in the Tournament of Champions, Jan. 7-10 at the La Costa Resort.
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July 27, 1998 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Nicklaus figures he went out with a bang Sunday, shooting a 67 in the final round of the U.S. Senior Open. It was the best round of the week, and it was 12 shots better than the 79 he stumbled around with on Saturday. More important, "It's going to be the last round of golf I play for a while, so I wanted to try to do the best I could," he said.
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June 13, 1989
Raymond Floyd, Nancy Lopez, Roberto de Vicenzo and the late Jim Barnes will be inducted into the PGA World Golf Hall of Fame in November at Pinehurst, N.C.
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July 26, 1998 | JIM MURRAY
Giving Raymond Floyd a lead going into a final round is like sending rice to China, money to Switzerland, ice to Siberia. It's nice, but it's not necessary. Floyd on a golf course is like Johnny Longden on a horse. You can get to him. You can't get by him. He brings new meaning to the word front-runner. He could be caught by Dave Stockton, Hale Irwin or Isao Aoki three shots behind--but that may not be the way to bet. Floyd is a master at keeping a field in his rearview mirror.
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March 30, 1992 | Associated Press
Raymond Floyd won the Senior Grandslam Championship by seven shots in his debut on Japan's Senior tour, highlighting his final round with his second eagle of the tournament. Floyd closed with a six-under-par 66 for a 54-hole total of 197. Gary Player, playing in Japan for the first time in 18 years, shot a 71 and finished second at 204.
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February 12, 1995 | Associated Press
Bob Murphy shot a two-under-par 70 Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Raymond Floyd into the final round of the Senior PGA Tour's IntelliNet Challenge. Murphy had three birdies and just one bogey at the Vineyards Country Club, but wasn't satisfied. "Easily, I had at least six putts that I thought were in, where I looked up and the ball was rolling well, had plenty of speed and then the last few feet just stopped," said Murphy, who leads Floyd by one and Mike Hill and Rocky Thompson by three.
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December 14, 1992 | From Associated Press
Raymond Floyd, with a seven-under-par 65 over the final 18 holes, finished at 19-under 197 for three rounds to run away with the season-ending Senior Tour Championships Sunday at the Dorado Beach Resort in Puerto Rico. Finishing tied for second, five strokes back, were George Archer and Dale Douglass. Floyd's 19 under tied a senior record shared by Miller Barber, Bruce Crampton, Don January, Jack Nicklaus and Jimmy Powell.
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July 17, 1992 | Associated Press
While Raymond Floyd created a stir in the British Open with an opening-round 64, his 16-year-old son had some golf success of his own Thursday. Robert Floyd won the 29th annual Southern Juniors Tournament by six shots, after a final round of even-par 72 at the Club at Hidden Creek. He was six under par for the three-day tournament, a 210 total. Floyd, who lives in North Miami Beach, shot 69 both Tuesday and Wednesday, opening a five-shot lead for the final round. John Walker, 16, of Macon, Ga.
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June 16, 1986 | JIM MURRAY
Tomorrow took another beating. It might have to be canceled. Hold back the dawn one more time. The oldest player ever to win an Open won it here Sunday. We get a man who has paid his dues, who has stayed the course. We have a guy winning his 20th tournament, not his second or third. We get a marquee name. We get a player in the traditions of the Hogans, Nicklauses, Joneses, Hagens and Sarazens. We get Raymond Loran Floyd. It's about time he won an Open. He's won everything else.
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July 25, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What is the best way to attack the wily kikuyu? Actually, most methods come straight from the textbook. For instance, you can be gentle and try to coax the golf ball out of the kikuyu rough with kind words and half-hearted swings. Or you can follow the Raymond Floyd approach, which as far as kikuyu is concerned clearly borders on herbicide. Now, Floyd is such a subtle guy, his other car is probably a skip-loader, so you need to take this into consideration.
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July 24, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Out here at Riviera Country Club, it's clear you need a set of instructions to play it and a map to find it. How else can you explain that Raymond Floyd would be the only player to break par in the first round of the U.S. Senior Open and that a crowd of spectators just this side of nothing would show up to watch it? Floyd turned in a one-under 70 Thursday at Riviera, where the kikuyu was way high and the crowd was way low. How low was it?
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October 5, 1996 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
So, Harold Henning, you're tied for the first-round lead at the Ralphs Senior Classic, don't you feel really swell right now? Not exactly. "My game has been horrible, absolutely embarrassing," he said. "I've tried everything except putting the golf club where it doesn't belong." And Raymond Floyd, you matched Henning's five-under-par 66 Friday at Wilshire, you've got to like your chances come Sunday. Not exactly. "I've had terrible finishes on Sunday," Floyd said. "It's a mental problem."
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July 14, 1996 | From Associated Press
There have been choices to make for Raymond Floyd. "I have a golf course design business, I own six golf courses, I'm involved in the AJGA Raymond Floyd tournament, I have some businesses behind the scene," he said Saturday after his third-round 65 gave him a 54-hole total of 14-under-par 202, four shots better than runner-up Hale Irwin in the Senior Players Championship at Dearborn, Mich.
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July 13, 1996 | From Associated Press
If Raymond Floyd couldn't win he wasn't going to play, and he hasn't won a golf tournament since November. The options: Quit or practice. He chose practice. "You've all heard me say if I don't feel competitive I'm not going to play," Floyd said after shooting a six-under-par 66 Friday to share the 36-hole lead of the Senior Players Championship with John Bland and Hale Irwin. "I was getting to the point where I wasn't competitive and, of course, I don't want to quit.
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July 13, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
If Raymond Floyd couldn't win, he wasn't going to play, and he hasn't won a golf tournament since November. The options: Quit or practice. He chose practice. "You've all heard me say if I don't feel competitive I'm not going to play," Floyd said after shooting a six-under-par 66 Friday to share the 36-hole lead of the Senior Players Championship with John Bland and Hale Irwin. "I was getting to the point where I wasn't competitive and, of course, I don't want to quit.
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July 14, 1996 | From Associated Press
There have been choices to make for Raymond Floyd. "I have a golf course design business, I own six golf courses, I'm involved in the AJGA Raymond Floyd tournament, I have some businesses behind the scene," he said Saturday after his third-round 65 gave him a 54-hole total of 14-under-par 202, four shots better than runner-up Hale Irwin in the Senior Players Championship at Dearborn, Mich.
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