Who's who in golf - Larry Mize


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Name: - Lawrence Hogan 'Larry' Mize
Country: - USA
Born : - Sept 23, 1958 in Augusta, 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), of which PGA Tr (4), Japan Tr (3) and Champions Tr (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

2010Snr AmericaMontreal ChampionshipFontainebleau, Quebec199 (-17)$270,000
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].
1993Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills272 (-16)$180,000
Played as the Buick Open (Aug 5-8). Second-placed Fuzzy Zoeller (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mize (USA), who recorded the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].
1993Men AmericaJohnnie Walker World Ch'shipTryall Club266 (-18)$550,000
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].
1993Men AmericaTucson OpenTucson Natl.271 (-17)$198,000
Played as the Northern Telecom Open (Jan 21-24). Second-placed Jeff Maggert (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mize (USA). [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ; first two rounds also used the Starr Pass course].
1990Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn274 (-14)¥36million
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].
1989Men JapanDunlop PhoenixPhoenix CC, Jpn272 (-16)¥29million
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].
1988Men JapanCasio World OpenIbusuki GC284 (-4)¥16million
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].
1987Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National285 (-3)$162,000
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].
1983Men AmericaSt Jude ClassicColonial CC, Tenn274 (-14)$72,000
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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