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Jim Dent

  • Birthplace: Augusta, GA
  • Residence: Tampa, FL
  • Birth Date: 05/09/1939
  • Age: 71
  • Height: 6-3
  • Eligibility Code: 19
  • Turned Pro: 1966

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Champions Tour Victories

(12) 1989,MONY Syracuse Senior Classic, Newport Cup. 1990,Vantage At The Dominion, MONY 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 Senior Classic. 1997,The Home Depot Invitational. 1998,The Home Depot Invitational.

Other Victories

(4): 1976 Florida PGA Championship. 1977 Florida PGA Championship. 1978 Florida PGA Championship. 1983 Michelob-Chattanooga Gold Club Classic.

2010 Champions Tour Money and Position

$1,904 (115)

2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes

T8-- *Legends of Golf - Raphael Division.

Champions Tour Best Round

73 at Round 2, Allianz Championship.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

T2-- Walt Disney World Open Invitational.

2009 Season Highlights

Made 11 official starts in his 21st Champions Tour season, with his best effort a T37 at The ACE Group Classic...Bettered his age on the final day of the Allianz Championship, shooting a 4-under 68 at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, FL. This marked the second time in his Champions Tour career he's bettered his age...Teamed with Jim Albus to finish T4 in the Raphael Division of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Career Highlights

2008: Managed to match his age each of the last two days at the Regions Charity Classic. A pair of 69s on the weekend led to a T44 at Ross Bridge. 2007: His 500th Champions Tour career start turned out to be his best performance of the season. Was T22 at the Regions Charity Classic, thanks to rounds of 67-69 on the weekend at Ross Bridge. His 5-under score Saturday was one stroke lower than his age, a first in his Champions Tour career. Had a hole-in-one on No. 8 at the Allianz Championship in the final round. 2004: Finished T5 at the Administaff Small Business Classic. Made his first career hole-in-one on the Champions Tour at The ACE Group Classic in Naples...Became the first player since Tom Jenkins in 2003 to have multiple aces in a season when he made his second hole-in-one in the final round of the Commerce Bank Long Island Classic. Holed a 2-iron shot from 218 yards at the 13th hole on the Red Course at Eisenhower Park. 2003: T2 behind Larry Nelson at the Constellation Energy Classic near Baltimore, his finest performance since a playoff loss to Nelson at the 2000 Vantage Championship. Spent the majority of his Sunday round lurking near the top and eventually closed with a 1-under-par 71 at Hayfields. 2002: T3 at The ACE Group Classic, two strokes back of Hale Irwin. 2000: Out of action for most of April with a rotator cuff injury in his left shoulder...Lost in a playoff to Larry Nelson at the Vantage Championship. Shot three straight rounds of 66 at Tanglewood to join Gil Morgan and Nelson in the overtime session, but was eliminated on the first extra hole...1999: Best overall effort was a T2 at the Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic, two strokes back of Hale Irwin. 1998: Successfully defended his Home Depot Invitational title in Charlotte, besting Bob Charles on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff, the last of his 12 official victories. His $165,000-check matched the largest of his career. 1997: Defeated Lee Trevino and Larry Gilbert in a playoff at The Home Depot Invitational in Charlotte. Missed a 2-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation, but sank a 10-footer on the second playoff hole to defeat Trevino after Gilbert had been eliminated one hole earlier. 1996: Won the Bank of Boston Classic and 10 other top-10 finishes. Came from two strokes down on the final day to triumph by one at Boston event. 1995: Won largest check of his career ($165,000) with his win at the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland, holding off Bob Murphy down the stretch for the title. 1994: Easily enjoyed his best financial season...Ended a two-year victory drought when he made up two strokes on the final day at the Bruno's Memorial Classic and won by two...Driving Distance leader for sixth straight year at 275.5, more than two yards per drive better than runner-up Tom Weiskopf. 1993: Twice a runner-up, including a playoff loss to Dale Douglass at Ralphs Senior Classic. 1992: Recorded win at the Newport Cup and reached $2 million in Champions Tour career earnings during year. 1991: Was second four times, including three losses by one stroke. 1990: Defended title at MONY Syracuse Senior Classic and came from six strokes back to win the Crestar Classic near Richmond, VA. 1989: Named Rookie of the Year by several publications after winning twice and finishing 12th on the money list...Came from five strokes back at both the MONY Syracuse Senior Classic and Newport Cup.

Personal

Grew up in Augusta, GA, serving as a caddie at both Augusta National GC and Augusta CC...Played prep football at Laney High with former New York Jets running back Emerson Boozer...Inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in January 1994 and was named to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in February 2008...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.

Champions Tour Playoff Record

2-2

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