The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Jim Colbert

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Elizabeth, NJ
  • Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Birthdate: March 8, 1941
  • Age: 64
  • Turned Pro: 1965
Player Notes

Earned more money in his first two years on the Champions Tour than in his 20 years on the PGA Tour... Had not played on the PGA Tour since 1987, but easily captured Senior Tour Rookie-of-the-Year honors with a remarkable 1991... Had been a color analyst for ESPN until the end of 1990 when he gave it up to devote more time to the Champions Tour... Owns and manages several golf facilities in California, New Mexico and Nevada... After starting off slowly in March 1991, he finished the year winning three tournaments, and finished second five times, averaging $40,000-per-start in 22 starts. He also matched the Senior Tour record low round with his 9-under-par 61 during the second round at the 1991 First Development Kaanapali Classic. Despite missing four months of the 1997 season while recuperating from prostate cancer surgery on June 23rd, he still finished among the top-31 of the money-winners. Had accomplished that feat 11 years in a row before the streak was broken in 2002.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
20 - 1991 Southwestern Bell Classic, Vantage Championship, Kaanapali Classic, 1992 GTE Suncoast Classic, Vantage Championship, 1993 Royal Caribbean Classic, Senior Players Championship, 1994 Kroger Senior Classic, Southwestern Bell Classic., 1995 Senior Tournament Of Champions, Las Vegas Senior Classic, Bell Atlantic Classic, Senior Tour Championship, 1996 Toshiba, Las Vegas Senior, Nationwide Championship, Vantage Championship, Raley's Gold Rush Classic, 1998 The Transamerica, 2001 SBC Senior Classic

PGA Tour
8 - 1969 Monsanto Open, 1972 Greater Milwaukee Open, 1973 Greater Jacksonville Open, 1974 American Golf Classic, 1975 Walt Disney World Team Championship (with Dean Refram), 1980 Tucson Open, 1983 Colonial National Invitation, Texas Open.

Other
1995 & '96 Diners Club Matches with Bob Murphy, 2000 Liberty Mutual Legends Of Golf with Andy North

Career Summary

1991 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes - 16; scoring average 69.87 (ranked 3rd); money $880,749 (ranked 3rd); won three times, Southwestern Bell Classic, Vantage Championship, and First Development Kaanapali Classic.

1992 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; top-10 finishes - 15; scoring average 70.33 (ranked 6th); money $825,768 (ranked 3rd); won two times, GTE Suncoast Classic and Vantage Championship.

1993 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.57 (ranked 10th); money $779,889 (ranked 7th); winner Ford Senior Players Championship.

1994 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; top-10 finishes - 15; scoring average 70.15 (ranked T-9th); money $1,012,115 (ranked 5th); winner Kroger Senior Classic and Southwestern Bell Classic, five seconds, two thirds.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; top-10 finishes - 17; scoring average 70.33 (ranked 8th); money $1,444,386 (ranked 1st); winner Senior Tournament of Champions, Las Vegas Senior Classic, Bell Atlantic and Senior Tour Championship.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.30 (ranked 7th); money $659,923 (ranked 15th); winner, Toshiba Senior Classic, Las Vegas Senior Classic, Nationwide Championship, Vantage Championship and Raley's Gold Rush Classic.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 71.40 (ranked T-25th); money $556,000 (ranked 27th); best finish 2nd at American Express Invitational and du Maurier Champions.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 13; scoring average 70.84 (ranked T10th); money $1,122,413 (ranked 6th); winner at The Transamerica.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.98 (ranked 26th); money $638,621 (ranked 28th); best finish, T2nd, MasterCard Championship.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 71.01 (ranked 32nd) ; money $736,013 (ranked 24th); best finish T2nd, Audi Senior Classic.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 70.92 (ranked 19th) ; money $930,096 (ranked 19th); winner SBC Senior Classic making him the oldest winner on the Senior Tour in 2001.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.03 (ranked 53rd); money $286,434 (ranked 60th); best finish, T-16th MasterCard Championship.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -29; top 10 finishes -2; stroke average 72.12 (ranked 55th); money $344,011 (ranked 45th); Best finish, T-3rd Bruno's Memorial Classic.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 23; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.51 (ranked 71st); money $126,355 (ranked 79th); Best finish, T-18th SBC Classic.

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