Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRobert Landers
IN THE NEWS

Robert Landers

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
March 3, 1995 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a parade in Azle, Tex., population 9,500, recently, complete with a banner carefully strung across Main Street. In block lettering, it read: Robert Landers Senior PGA Tour . The honorees rode underneath in a convertible, sitting next to the Honorable C.Y. ("Call me Cy") Rhone, mayor. Rhone, 82, said he can't remember anything bigger than Robert Landers in Azle, about 18 miles northwest of Ft. Worth. "He's done more for Azle than anyone's ever done," Rhone said.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
October 23, 1995 | THOMAS BONK
For a player who is No. 77 on the money list, farmer-turned-golfer Robert Landers has a lot of irons in the fire . . . also drivers, putters and metal woods. You remember Landers? It's kind of hard to forget him, in tennis shoes instead of spikes, with his Dickies cap, his mutton-chop sideburns and his black-and-white patterned bag that resembles a Holstein.
Advertisement
SPORTS
October 22, 1995 | Thomas Bonk
For a player who is No. 77 on the money list, farmer-turned-golfer Robert Landers has a lot of irons in the fire . . . also drivers, putters and metal woods. You remember Landers? It's kind of hard to forget him, in tennis shoes instead of spikes, with his Dickies cap, his mutton-chop sideburns and his black-and-white patterned bag that resembles a Holstein.
SPORTS
March 18, 1995 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Landers is a 51-year-old Texas farmer who is living a weekend golfer's dream. Even though he taught himself the game, didn't start playing until he was 22 and rarely had the opportunity to compete in even municipal course tournaments for many years while he worked managing a department store in Azle, Tex., Landers now finds himself in the same events as Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf and Chi Chi Rodriguez. And Landers is lapping it up.
SPORTS
March 18, 1995 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Landers is a 51-year-old Texas farmer who is living a weekend golfer's dream. Even though he taught himself the game, didn't start playing until he was 22 and rarely had the opportunity to compete in even municipal course tournaments for many years while he worked managing a department store in Azle, Tex., Landers now finds himself in the same events as Lee Trevino, Tom Weiskopf and Chi Chi Rodriguez. And Landers is lapping it up.
SPORTS
February 24, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
Robert Landers, a farmer from Azle, Tex., who recently made his debut on the Senior PGA Tour, had a problem with sand shots, mainly because of a lack of practice. So he built his own trap on the farm by hauling sand from a nearby river and filtering it to make it closer to the finer grain found on golf courses. "He didn't hardly get it built before the cows got to sleeping in it," his wife, Freddie, told the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Star.
SPORTS
February 6, 1995 | Associated Press
J.C. Snead tapped in a 2 1/2-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to defeat Ray Floyd and win the Royal Caribbean Classic. Snead, the 54-year-old nephew of golf legend Sam Snead, shot a six-under-par 65 for a 209 total to win $127,500, the richest payday of his career. Gallery favorite Robert Landers, the struggling cattle farmer from Azel, Texas, finished his senior tour debut with a 74 for a three-day total of 228.
SPORTS
February 4, 1995 | Associated Press
With much of the attention focused on a mutton-chopped farmer from Texas, Bob Murphy moved to the top of the leader board with a five-under-par 66 Friday for a two-stroke lead in the Senior PGA Tour's Royal Caribbean Classic at Key Biscayne, Fla. Murphy, sinking four birdie putts on the front nine and two more on the back nine, leads Kermit Zarley, last year's runner-up, Ray Floyd, Tom Wargo and Jack Kiefer. Robert Landers, a struggling cattle farmer from Azle, Tex.
SPORTS
May 23, 1996 | ANDY SAMUELSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the past four weeks the Bishop Montgomery High volleyball team had prepared for one player--Campbell Hall's Dylan Herrick. The Knights' efforts came to fruition Wednesday night with a 4-15, 15-7, 9-15, 15-4, 15-7 victory over the Vikings in a Division III semifinal match at Harvard-Westlake High. Bishop Montgomery (16-0) advances to the final for the first time in school history. The Knights play Santa Ynez, which defeated San Marino, 15-4, 15-12, 15-4, Saturday at Cerritos College.
SPORTS
December 26, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Brigham Young University has expelled running back Ronney Jenkins, a sophomore from Hueneme High in Oxnard, for his second violation of the school's honor code. Jenkins allegedly committed a sexual transgression of the honor code, which includes prohibitions on premarital sex and the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs. Jenkins was suspended for the 1997 season for the same reason.
SPORTS
March 3, 1995 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a parade in Azle, Tex., population 9,500, recently, complete with a banner carefully strung across Main Street. In block lettering, it read: Robert Landers Senior PGA Tour . The honorees rode underneath in a convertible, sitting next to the Honorable C.Y. ("Call me Cy") Rhone, mayor. Rhone, 82, said he can't remember anything bigger than Robert Landers in Azle, about 18 miles northwest of Ft. Worth. "He's done more for Azle than anyone's ever done," Rhone said.
SPORTS
February 24, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
Robert Landers, a farmer from Azle, Tex., who recently made his debut on the Senior PGA Tour, had a problem with sand shots, mainly because of a lack of practice. So he built his own trap on the farm by hauling sand from a nearby river and filtering it to make it closer to the finer grain found on golf courses. "He didn't hardly get it built before the cows got to sleeping in it," his wife, Freddie, told the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Star.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|