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Encyclopedia > Lanny Wadkins

Lanny Wadkins (born December 5, 1949 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American golfer. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) of the United States of America. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


Wadkins attended Wake Forest University. He won the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1970 and turned professional in 1971. Wins soon followed, with one PGA Tour win in 1972 and two in 1973. In one major championship victory, a PGA Championship followed in 1977, and he continued to pick up a win more seasons than not until 1992, when he achieved his twenty-first and final PGA Tour victory at the Canon Greater Hartford Open. He played for the United States in the Ryder Cup eight times (1977, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993), which as of 2004 was the tied highest number of appearances in the competition by an American, alongside Raymond Floyd. Wake Forest University is a private university that is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is known for its programs in the liberal arts. ... The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four tournaments comprising the mens Grand Slam of golf, and it is the golf seasons final major. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ...


From 2000 Wadkins played on the Champions Tour, picking up a win at the ACE Group Classic that year. However, he divided his time between competition and broadcasting work with CBS Sports and did not become a regular winner at senior level. The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... CBS Sports is the division of the CBS Television Network that airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States, including basketball and football. ...


PGA Tour wins

The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located in or around Dallas, Texas. ... The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four tournaments comprising the mens Grand Slam of golf, and it is the golf seasons final major. ... The WGC-NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... THE PLAYERS Championship is a prestigious annual golf tournament for professional male golfers which takes place every March on the PGA TOUR. The event was founded in 1974 as the Tournament Players Championship, played at Sawgrass Country Clubs Oceanside Course (a combination of the East and West 9-hole... Phoenix Open (FBR Open) The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... The Mercedes Championships (the pluralisation is official) is the opening event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The Mercedes Championships (the pluralisation is official) is the opening event of golfs PGA Tour season. ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place over the Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami-Dade County, Florida, currently in early March. ...

See also

Golfers with most PGA Tour wins This is a list of all the golfers who have won twenty or more official events on the PGA TOUR. Players under 50 years of age are shown in bold. ...


External links

Profile on the PGA Tour's official site (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/132136)


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Wadkins wins Senior Players for 1st major - Boston.com (947 words)
Wadkins was one stroke better than Thorpe, who shot a 69 on Sunday and was the runner-up for a third time at the Senior Players.
Wadkins' older brother Lanny broadcast the final round on CBS and said he felt a great deal of pride in his sibling's accomplishment.
Wadkins made his charge despite a triple-digit heat index that forced Jim Colbert to withdraw from the tournament on the 13th hole because of heat exhaustion.
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