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Born: Sun,Mar 9,1941 - Elizabeth, NJ
Age: 80y 10m 9d, Nationality: USA
Height: 5'9", Weight: 175lbs
Home: Las Vegas, Nev.
College: Kansas State
Turned Pro: 1965, Joined PGA Tour: 1966, Joined Champions Tour: 1991
Notes: Was introduced to golf as a boy of eight by his father, jim enjoyed quick success. He won the Kansas City junior championship at 11 and then won the Kansas and the Missouri amateur titles wile a teenage. Still his sport was football and he went to Kansas State on a football scholarship playing halfback. As a freshman got hit very hard which changed his mind on football and played more golf. In 1964 playing for the Kansas State golf team was runner-up in the NCAA Championship....

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Jim Colbert

Was introduced to golf as a boy of eight by his father, jim enjoyed quick success. He won the Kansas City junior championship at 11 and then won the Kansas and the Missouri amateur titles wile a teenage. Still his sport was football and he went to Kansas State on a football scholarship playing halfback. As a freshman got hit very hard which changed his mind on football and played more golf. In 1964 playing for the Kansas State golf team was runner-up in the NCAA Championship. Graduated right aftere with a degree in political science, he became an insurance agent and played golf, winning he Kansas amateur in 1965. Thought he was good enough, turned pro and made it through Q-school joining the PGA Tour in 1966.
Played on the PGA Tour between 1966 and 1987, playing in 525 events. Won eight times, was runner-up six times and 3rd, seven times. Finished in the top-ten 71 times and made 436 cuts. Had career earnings of $1,553,136. Left the Tour to become a very successful color analyst for ESPN until he turned 50 in 1991. Also owned and manage several golf facilities in California, New Mexico and Nevada.
After starting off slowly in March '91 on the Champions Tour, he finished the year winning three tournaments, and finished second five times, averaging $40,000-per-start in 22 starts. He also matched the Senior Tour record low round with his 9-under-par 61 during the second round at the 1991 First Development Kaanapali Classic. Made more money in his first two years on the Champions Tour than in his 20 years on the PGA Tour... Despite missing four months of the season while recuperating from prostate cancer surgery on June 23rd of 1997, still finished among the top-31 of the money-winners. Had accomplished that feat 11 years in a row before the streak was broken in 2002.
1991 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes - 16; scoring average 69.87 (ranked 3rd); money $880,749 (ranked 3rd); won three times, Southwestern Bell Classic, Vantage Championship, and First Development Kaanapali Classic.
1992 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 28; top-10 finishes - 15; scoring average 70.33 (ranked 6th); money $825,768 (ranked 3rd); won two times, GTE Suncoast Classic and Vantage Championship.
1993 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.57 (ranked 10th); money $779,889 (ranked 7th); winner Ford Senior Players Championship.
1994 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 33; top-10 finishes - 15; scoring average 70.15 (ranked T-9th); money $1,012,115 (ranked 5th); winner Kroger Senior Classic and Southwestern Bell Classic, five seconds, two thirds.
1995 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 34; top-10 finishes - 17; scoring average 70.33 (ranked 8th); money $1,444,386 (ranked 1st); winner Senior Tournament of Champions, Las Vegas Senior Classic, Bell Atlantic and Senior Tour Championship.
1996 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.30 (ranked 7th); money $659,923 (ranked 15th); winner, Toshiba Senior Classic, Las Vegas Senior Classic, Nationwide Championship, Vantage Championship and Raley's Gold Rush Classic.
1997 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 71.40 (ranked T-25th); money $556,000 (ranked 27th); best finish 2nd at American Express Invitational and du Maurier Champions.
1998 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 32; top-10 finishes - 13; scoring average 70.84 (ranked T10th); money $1,122,413 (ranked 6th); winner at The Transamerica.
1999 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 30; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.98 (ranked 26th); money $638,621 (ranked 28th); best finish, T2nd, MasterCard Championship.
2000 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 33; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 71.01 (ranked 32nd) ; money $736,013 (ranked 24th); best finish T2nd, Audi Senior Classic.
2001 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 29; top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 70.92 (ranked 19th) ; money $930,096 (ranked 19th); winner SBC Senior Classic making him the oldest winner on the Senior Tour in 2001.
2002 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 31; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.03 (ranked 53rd); money $286,434 (ranked 60th); best finish, T-16th MasterCard Championship.
2003 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -29; top 10 finishes -2; stroke average 72.12 (ranked 55th); money $344,011 (ranked 45th); Best finish, T-3rd Bruno's Memorial Classic.
2004 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 23; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 73.51 (ranked 71st); money $126,355 (ranked 79th); Best finish, T-18th SBC Classic.
2005 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 24; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 72.71 (ranked 66th); money $199,481 (ranked 67th); Best finish, T-12th Constellation Energy Classic.
2006 Champions Tour Summary: tournaments entered - 21; top 10 finishes - 0; stroke average 74.14 (ranked 78th); money $64,941 (ranked 96th); Best finish, T28th Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.
2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 19; top 10 finishes -0; stroke average 74.65 (ranked 77th); money $47,869 (ranked 102nd); Best finish, T-43rd Turtle Bay Championship.
2008 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; top 10 finishes- 0; stroke average 74.55 (ranked 75th); money $61,208 (ranked 98th); best finish, T16th, Principal Charity Classic.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 1023, Cuts Made: 848 (83%), Top Tens: 193 (19%) , Rounds: 3273, Scoring Avg: 71.69, Career Earnings: $13,048,692 - Best Finish: 1st (26 times)
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