Who's who: Larry Mize

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Who's who: Larry Mize

  • Name:

    Lawrence Hogan 'Larry' Mize
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Sept 23, 1958 in Auga, Georgia.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Augusta, GA
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1980

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Masters (1987). Ryder Cup (1987). Total professional wins (10), including PGA Tour (4), Japan Tour (3) and Champions Tour (1).

Did you know?

Mize is best remembered for a single shot that won him the 1987 Masters Tournament. His chip from off the green at the par-4 11th hole gave him a birdie, putting paid to Greg Norman's challenge at the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. Seve Ballesteros had already been eliminated at the first playoff hole.

Top tournaments won by Larry Mize

2010
America
Fontainebleau, Quebec
199 (-17)
$270,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mize, Larry

Venue

Fontainebleau, Quebec

Score

199 (-17)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Montreal Championship (July 2-4). Second-placed John Cook (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tr winner Mize (USA), who shot a final round 8-under-par 64. [Le Fontainebleau GC, Blainville, Quebec].

1993
America
271 (-17)
$198,000
Northern Telecom

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mize, Larry

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$198,000

Title sponsor

Northern Telecom

Played as the Northern Telecom Open (Jan 21-24). Second-placed Jeff Maggert (USA) finished 2 shots behind Larry Mize (USA). [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ; first two days also used Starr Pass GC].

1993
America
Warwick Hills
272 (-16)
$180,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mize, Larry

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Open (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 1 shot behind Larry Mize (USA), who recorded the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

1993
America
266 (-18)
$550,000
Johnnie Walker

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mize, Larry

Score

266 (-18)

Prize money

$550,000

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Played as the Johnnie Walker World Golf Championship (Dec 16-19; at the time the world's richest tournament for 28 of the world's top players). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) finished 10 shots behind Mize (USA). [Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica].

1990
Japan
274 (-14)
¥36million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Mize, Larry

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

¥36million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 15-18; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Mize (USA), who recorded the last of his three Japan Tour wins. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

1989
Japan
272 (-16)
¥29million
Dunlop

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Mize, Larry

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

¥29million

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 16-19; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Mize (USA), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

1988
Japan
Ibusuki GC
284 (-4)
¥16million
Casio

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Mize, Larry

Venue

Ibusuki GC

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

¥16million

Title sponsor

Casio

Played as the Casio World Open (Nov 24-27; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time Japan Tour winner Mize (USA). [Kaimon course, Ibusuki GC, Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan].

1987
Majors
285 (-3)
$162,000
x

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Mize, Larry

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

$162,000

Title sponsor

x

The Masters Tournament (51st) (April 9-12). Larry Mize (USA) beat Greg Norman (Aus) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 11th), holing out with a 140-foot pitch and run. Seve Ballesteros (Esp) was eliminated at the first playoff hole (par-4 10th). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].

1983
America
Colonial CC, Tenn
274 (-14)
$72,000
Danny Thomas

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mize, Larry

Venue

Colonial CC, Tenn

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

Danny Thomas

Played as the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (June 23-26). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA), Sammy Rachels (USA) and Chip Beck (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Mize (USA). [South course, Colonial CC, Cordova, nr Memphis, TN].

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