The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Jim Dent

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Augusta, Ga.
  • Residence: Tampa, Fla.
  • Birthdate: May 8, 1939
  • Age: 66
  • Turned Pro: 1966
Player Notes

Grew up in Augusta, Ga., serving as a caddie at both Augusta National Golf Club and Augusta Country Club...Played prep football at Laney High with former New York Jets star Emerson Boozer...Inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in Jan. 1994...Nicknamed "Big Boy" by his fellow professionals...His two oldest children have worked as his caddie in the past...He and his wife adopted an infant son and daughter early in 1995, and adopted two infant sons in 1999. . .One of golf's all-time most prodigious drivers, Dent failed to win the 1999 Champions Tour driving distance category for the first time. In 2000, was the oldest player in the top 25 on the money list but after 12 straight years in the top-25 saw the streak end in 2001.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
12 - 1989 Syracuse Senior Classic, Newport Cup, 1990 Vantage at the Dominion, Syracuse Senior Classic, Kroger Senior Classic, Crestar Classic, 1992 Newport Cup, 1994 Bruno's Memorial Classic, 1995 BellSouth Senior Classic At Opryland, 1996 Bank Of Boston Classic, 1997 & '98 Home Depot Invitational

PGA Tour
0

Career Summary

1989 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 70.61 (ranked 3rd); money $337,691 (ranked 12th); had two wins (MONY Syracuse Senior Classic and Newport Cup), two seconds and was Senior Tour Rookie-of-the-Year.

1990 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; Had four wins (Vantage at the Dominion, MONY Syracuse Sr. Classic, Kroger Sr. Classic, Crestar Classic), four seconds and was in the top-10 21 times; scoring average 70.34 (ranked 6th); money $693,214 (ranked 6th).

1991 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 13; scoring average 70.79 (ranked 11th); money $529,315 (ranked 9th); best finish, second four times, Mony Syracuse Senior, The Tradition at Desert Mountain, Newport Cup and Vantage Championship... Set Senior Tour record for most money won in a single season without a victory in 1991... Was the longest driver on the Senior Tour in 1991 by 11 yards, averaging 286.4 yards. He was only four yards beyond John Daly who led the PGA Tour.

1992 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; top-10 finishes - 14; scoring average 70.51 (ranked T-10th); money $593,979 (ranked 9th); won Newport Cup. Was the longest driver on the Senior Tour by 10 yards, averaging 283.0 yards. He was only 0.4 of a yard beyond John Daly who led the PGA Tour.

1993 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 70.84 (ranked 15th); money $513,515 (ranked 18th); best finish, 2nd Infiniti Senior Tournament of Champions and 2nd in Ralph's Senior Classic. Again led the senior tour in driving distance averaging 277.8 yards per drive.

1994 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 15; scoring average 70.12 (ranked 8th); money $950,891 (ranked 7th); winner Bruno's Memorial Classic. Won the Senior tour driving distance race averaging 275.5 yards, two yard per drive better than runner-up Tom Weiskopf.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 71.08 (ranked T-18th); money $575,603 (ranked 19th); winner, BellSouth Classic at Opryland.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average 71.31 (ranked 20th); money $707,655 (ranked 14th); winner, Bank of Boston Senior Classic.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.41 (ranked T-27th); money $590,646 (ranked 22nd); winner at the Home Depot Invitational.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 71.96 (ranked 43rd); money $610,729 (ranked 29th); winner at the Home Depot Invitational.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average 71.45 (ranked 37th); money $715,035 (ranked 25th); best finish T2nd, Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic. Won three Georgia Pacific Super Seniors events and finished second on the money list with $302,750.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.95 (ranked 30th); money $722,220 (ranked 25th); best finish T2nd, Vantage Championship. Didn't play most of April with a rotator cuff injury to his left shoulder. Won twice on the Georgia Pacific Super Seniors events (The Instinet Classic and Vantage Championship) and finished second on the money list with $309,39.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.20 (ranked 50th); money $291,548 (ranked 56th); best finish T14th, State Farm Senior Classic.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.60 (ranked 40th); money $383,601 (ranked 44th); best finish, T-3rd ACE Group Classic.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered -22; top 10 finishes -1; stroke average 72.49 (ranked 69th); money $304,812 (ranked 50th); Best finish, T-2nd Constellation Energy Classic.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 23; top 10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.87 (ranked 68th); money $190,117 (ranked 65th); Best finish, T-5th Administaff Small Business Classic.

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