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Jim Dent

  • Birthplace: Augusta, Ga.
  • Residence: Tampa, Fla.
  • Birthdate: 5/9/1939
  • Age: 69 Ht.:6'-3"
  • Turned Pro: 1966
  • Eligibility Code: 17

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. . .Played on the PGA Tour between 1971 and 1988, playing in 403 events. Never won, was runner-up and finished third twice. Finished in the Top-10, 25 times and made 296 cuts. Had career earnings of $564,809. . . Joined the Champions Tour when he turned 50 in May of 1989 and immediately made a major impact winning twice and finishing 12th on the money list, despite starting halfway through the year. By the time that May of 1990 rolled around he made in Champions career earnings the same amount he made for working 18 years on the PGA Tour. . .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.

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