Jim Colbert

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Jim Colbert
— Golfer —
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Statue of Colbert at Colbert Hills
Personal information
Full name James Joseph Colbert
Born (1941-03-09) March 9, 1941 (age 73)
Elizabeth, New Jersey[1]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada[1]
Career
College Kansas State University
Turned professional 1965
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 35
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 8
Champions Tour 20
Other 7
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T4: 1974
U.S. Open T3: 1971
The Open Championship CUT: 1984
PGA Championship T12: 1973

James Joseph Colbert (born March 9, 1941) is an American professional golfer.

Colbert was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey.[1] He attended Kansas State University,[1] where he finished second in the NCAA golf championships in 1964, before graduating and turning professional in 1965.

Colbert won eight times on the PGA Tour, including twice in 1983 when he finished a career best fifteenth on the money list. As a senior Colbert has won 20 tournaments on the Champions Tour, including a senior major championship, the 1993 Senior Players Championship.

Colbert has worked as a golf analyst for ESPN and has his own golf course management company based in Pahrump, Nevada.[2] He also helped design a golf course in Manhattan, Kansas, named Colbert Hills, which was ranked by Golfweek as the best public course in Kansas,[3] and by Golf Digest as the eighth-best course overall in the state.[4]

Colbert was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.

Professional wins (35)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (8)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 18, 1969 Monsanto Open Invitational −17 (69-67-64-67=267) 2 strokes United States Deane Beman
2 Jul 16, 1972 Greater Milwaukee Open −13 (66-67-69-69=271) 1 stroke United States Bud Allin, United States Chuck Courtney,
United States George Johnson, United States Grier Jones
3 Mar 18, 1973 Greater Jacksonville Open −9 (70-65-71-73=279) 1 stroke United States Lou Graham, United States Johnny Miller,
United States Dan Sikes, United States Jim Wiechers
4 Jun 23, 1974 American Golf Classic +1 (70-67-74-70=281) Playoff United States Gay Brewer, United States Forrest Fezler,
United States Raymond Floyd
5 Oct 26, 1975 Walt Disney World National Team Championship
(with Dean Refram)
−36 (63-63-62-64=252) 3 strokes Mexico Victor Regalado & United States Charlie Sifford
South Africa Bobby Cole & United States John Schlee
6 Feb 19, 1980 Joe Garagiola-Tucson Open −22 (66-68-66-70=270) 4 strokes Canada Dan Halldorson
7 May 15, 1983 Colonial National Invitational −2 (69-67-70-72=278) Playoff United States Fuzzy Zoeller
8 Oct 2, 1983 Texas Open −19 (66-62-66-67=261) 5 strokes United States Mark Pfeil

PGA Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1974 American Golf Classic United States Gay Brewer, United States Forrest Fezler, United States Raymond Floyd Won with par on second extra hole
Brewer and Fezler eliminated with par on first hole
2 1983 Colonial National Invitation United States Fuzzy Zoeller Won with par on sixth extra hole

Champions Tour wins (20)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 30, 1991 Southwestern Bell Classic −9 (66-67-68=201) 3 strokes United States Al Geiberger, United States Larry Laoretti
2 Oct 6, 1991 Vantage Championship −11 (68-70-67=205) 1 stroke United States George Archer, United States Jim Dent, United States Gibby Gilbert
3 Dec 8, 1991 First Development Kaanapali Classic −15 (66-61-68=195) 2 strokes United States Dale Douglass
4 Feb 16, 1992 GTE Suncoast Classic −13 (66-70-64=200) Playoff United States George Archer
5 Oct 4, 1992 Vantage Championship −12 (65-67=132) 2 strokes United States Jim Dent
6 Feb 7, 1993 Royal Caribbean Classic −14 (65-64-70=199) 1 stroke United States Raymond Floyd, United States Al Geiberger
7 Jun 27, 1993 Ford Senior Players Championship −10 (67-72-70-69=278) 1 stroke United States Raymond Floyd
8 Jul 10, 1994 Kroger Senior Classic −14 (66-64-69=199) 2 strokes United States Raymond Floyd
9 Jul 25, 1994 Southwestern Bell Classic −14 (68-63-65=196) 2 strokes Japan Isao Aoki, United States Larry Gilbert
10 Jan 15, 1995 Senior Tournament of Champions −7 (72-66-71=209) Playoff United States Jim Albus
11 Apr 30, 1995 Las Vegas Senior Classic −11 (65-71-69=205) 2 strokes United States Jim Dent, United States Raymond Floyd, United States Rocky Thompson
12 May 21, 1995 Bell Atlantic Classic −3 (68-71-68=207) 1 stroke United States J. C. Snead
13 Nov 6, 1995 Energizer Senior Tour Championship −6 (68-69-71-74=282) 1 stroke United States Raymond Floyd
14 Mar 17, 1996 Toshiba Senior Classic −12 (68-65-68=201) 2 strokes United States Bob Eastwood
15 Apr 28, 1996 Las Vegas Senior Classic −9 (63-74-70=207) Playoff New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Dave Stockton
16 May 12, 1996 Nationwide Championship −10 (71-66-69=206) 3 strokes Japan Isao Aoki
17 Sep 29, 1996 Vantage Championship −9 (65-70-69=204) 1 stroke United States Hale Irwin, South Africa Gary Player
18 Oct 20, 1996 Raley's Gold Rush Classic −14 (67-68-67=202) 5 strokes United States Dave Stockton
19 Oct 11, 1998 The Transamerica −11 (70-68-67=205) 1 stroke United States David Lundstrom
20 Mar 11, 2001 SBC Senior Classic −12 (67-67-70=204) 1 stroke Spain José Maria Cañizares

Champions Tour playoff record (3–5)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1991 Murata Reunion Pro-Am United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez Lost to par on fourth extra hole
2 1992 GTE Suncoast Classic United States George Archer Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
3 1992 Vintage ARCO Invitational United States Tommy Aaron, United States Mike Hill Hill won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1993 First of America Classic United States George Archer, United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez Archer won with par on third extra hole
Rodríguez eliminated with par on first hole
5 1994 GTE West Classic United States Jay Sigel Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole
6 1995 Senior Tournament of Champions United States Jim Albus Won with birdie on third extra hole
7 1996 Las Vegas Senior Classic New Zealand Bob Charles, United States Dave Stockton Won with par on fourth extra hole
Charles eliminated with par on first hole
8 1998 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic United States Bob Dickson, United States Larry Nelson Dickson won with birdie on first extra hole

Senior major championship is shown in bold.

Other senior wins (7)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP WD
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT T43 T4 CUT T12 T14 T32 DNP
U.S. Open CUT T3 T63 10 T5 CUT T55 DNP CUT T41
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT T46 CUT T12 T28 T28 T57 DNP 69 T46
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Masters Tournament T14 T25 DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T47 T26 DNP WD T38 DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T30 T56 T16 T36 T25 CUT CUT DNP

DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 1 1 5 10 7
U.S. Open 0 0 1 2 3 3 16 9
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 3 17 12
Totals 0 0 1 3 4 11 44 28
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (1978 PGA – 1982 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (1974 Masters – 1974 U.S. Open)

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1993 Ford Senior Players Championship −10 (67-72-70-69=278) 1 stroke United States Raymond Floyd

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "PGA Tour profile". Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Colbert Golf". Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Golfweek's Best: State by State Public-access Courses". Golfweek. Archived from the original on February 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Kansas: Best In State Rankings". Golf Digest. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 

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