March 18, 1995 |
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.
February 24, 1995 |
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.
February 6, 1995 |
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.
February 4, 1995 |
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.
May 23, 1996 |
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.
December 26, 1998 |
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.