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J.L. Lewis, 2-time PGA Tour winner, dies

Lewis, 59, had suffered from blood cancer for 9 years

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J.L. Lewis

Died: J.L. Lewis, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, on Dec. 31, his family announced. He was 59 and had suffered from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, for nine years. Lewis won the John Deere Classic in 1999 and the 84 Lumber Classic of Pennsylvania in 2003. He played 353 events spanning 1985 to 2011, earning nearly $7.5 million. In 2003, he posted six top-10 finishes, including the 84 Lumber victory, in 31 starts. He also played 40 events in 2010-12 on the Champions Tour, with three top 10s. In recent years, he had run a teaching academy in Austin, Texas.


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