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A spectacular Sunday morning read on Augusta, Georgia's own, Jim Dent:

A spectacular Sunday morning read on Augusta, Georgia's own, Jim Dent:

By the mid-1980s, the PGA Tour was in its waning days as a traveling circus, and Jim Dent was doing a slow fade himself. In '86, Dent, a son of black Augusta, played 29 weeks and made $34,342. He continued to hit it long, but so what? He had never won on Tour, and he was closer to broke than flush. Still, for 15 years or more, Dent played the tour, a meaningful phrase in his day, when the Tour was an unending road game and a way of life. He was a survivor of long odds and already half a legend, and his unlikely second and third acts were still to come. He had a childhood from a lost time. He was born in a farmhouse in the countryside outside Augusta and grew up in a shotgun shack on a narrow street near the city's downtown, a wood structure with a metal roof that summer storms turned into a pounding drum. His family owned a piece of land that today is part of Champions Ret...

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