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Russell Earl Cochran (born October 31, 1958) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He is one of a half-dozen left-handed players to win a PGA Tour event. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to...

Cochran was born, raised and has lived most of his life in Paducah, Kentucky. He grew up playing on Paxton Park Public Golf Course in Paducah, as did fellow PGA Tour player, Kenny Perry, who came along a couple years later. He attended the University of Kentucky, and was a member of the golf team. He turned pro in 1979 and joined the PGA Tour in 1982. Paducah is a city located in McCracken County, Kentucky at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River. ... Kenny Perry (born August 10, 1960 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky) is an American professional golfer. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Greg Norman - one of the greatest ever golfers on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Cochran has about 60 top-10 finishes in official PGA Tour events including a victory at the 1991 Centel Western Open. His career year was 1991, when in addition to his win at the Western Open, he had two second place finishes and a third; and finished 10th on the money list. His best finish in a major was a T-7 at the 1992 PGA Championship. Cochran set the Valhalla Golf Club course record (65) in the third round of the 1996 PGA Championship which stood until broken (63) in the same tournament four years later by José María Olazábal. He has played some on the Nationwide Tour in his mid to late-forties in preparation for the Champions Tour; his best finish in that venue is a T-3 at the 2003 Louisiana Open. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA 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 Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... Valhalla Golf Club, located in Louisville, Kentucky, is a private golf club designed by professional golfer Jack Nicklaus. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Cochran and his wife, Jackie, have four children: three sons and a daughter. His oldest son, Ryan, played golf at the University of Florida and aspires to play professionally like his father. The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a public land-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ...


PGA Tour wins

  • 1991 Centel Western Open

Other regular career wins

  • 1983 Magnolia State Classic, Greater Baltimore Open

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site

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EC Comics: Cochran and Gladstone 64-pagers & East Coast Reprints (268 words)
At the beginning of the nineties Gladstone reprinted 18 issues and Russ Cochran 17 issues of EC Comics in 64-page comic book format.
Earlier, in the eighties Russ Cochran had 12 issues of EC Classics reprinted in bigger format (8 stories in each, as in 64-pagers).
Some issues were collections taken from several original EC comic books, but 7 of these issues included all of the stories from two different EC comic books.
Tales of Wonder - Newsletters (1462 words)
It was his love of the comics he read as a child that led to his meeting with EC publisher Bill Gaines in the 1960s, and it was his friendship with Gaines that led to his decision to quit his day job as a physics professor to become a publisher in his own right.
Cochran's most ambitious publishing project was the EC Library, which reprinted all of EC's comics in fl-and-white in a series of slipcased hardcover sets.
Russ Cochran: Yes, I have reprinted the EC material in several formats, but they all have one thing in common: They were done for the direct market, i.e., for sale in comic shops.
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