his first appearance the first week of July at the U.S. Senior
Open after surgery.
Battled Tom Jenkins down to the wire at the AT&T Canada Senior
Open before falling one stroke short. Had tied Jenkins at 13-under
par when he completed his final-round 66, but Jenkins, playing one
group behind, birdied the final hole for the win.
In the final round at Boone Valley GC, aced the 177-yard, par-3
third hole for the first hole-in-one of his Champions Tour career.
Finished second to Jim Albus at the GTE Classic near Tampa.
Second to Dave Stockton at Franklin Quest Championship in Utah.
Lost to John Bland in a three-way playoff at the Bruno's Memorial
Classic...Also was a runner-up at the season-ending Energizer SENIOR
TOUR Championship at Myrtle Beach and earned a career-best $160,000
paycheck...Carded one of three double-eagles on the Champions Tour
during the second round of the Boone Valley Classic.
Claimed his first TOUR win in more than 24 years when he captured
The Transamerica. Defeated Isao Aoki on the first hole of a sudden-death
playoff. Victory came at Silverado CC near Napa, CA, the same venue
where he claimed his first PGA TOUR win in 1968...Lost in overtime
to Lee Trevino at the Royal Caribbean Classic.
Fired a career-low and year-best round of 10-under 62 at the Desert
Inn on the opening day of the Las Vegas Senior Classic.
Made his Champions Tour debut at the Raley's Senior Gold Rush and
finished T15 at Rancho Murieta CC...Had not played in any PGA TOUR
event since 1987, with 1982 being his last full year on the circuit.
Co-founded the PGA TOUR Bible Study group in 1965...In the period
between the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, he authored three books
on religion and world affairs: The Gospel, The Gospels Interwoven
and Palestine is Coming...Has his own Web site: kermitzarley.com...Received
an honorary doctorate in the spring of 2001 from North Park University.
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