James Lacey Dent (born May 9, 1939) is an American professional golfer.
Dent was born in the golf mecca of Augusta, Georgia, home of the Masters Tournament, though as an African American he wouldn’t have been allowed onto the Augusta National course at the time, except as a caddie. He caddied both at Augusta National and at Augusta Country Club as a youth. Dent attended Augusta’s historically black Paine College.
Dent turned pro in 1966. During his regular (under 50) career he was Florida PGA Champion three times. However he is mainly notable for his success on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour), where he won 12 tournaments between 1989 and 1998. Known for his driving ability, Dent was in 1974 the inaugural winner of the World Long Drive Championship and would go on to retain the title in 1975.
- 1976 Florida PGA Championship
- 1977 Florida PGA Championship
- 1978 Florida PGA Championship
*Note: The 1990 Kroger Senior Classic was shortened to 36 holes due to rain.
Senior PGA Tour playoff record (2–2)