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Larry Mize (born September 23, 1958) is an American golfer. Despite a creditable career on the PGA Tour he is mainly known for just one shot - the chip from off the green at #11 - which secured his only major title, the 1987 Masters. September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This list of golf players, known as golfers includes the most notable players of the sport, who are almost exclusively professionals in the sport. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ...


Mize was born in Augusta, Georgia. He attended Georgia Tech and turned professional in 1980. He finished in the top 125 on the money list (the level needed to retain membership of the tour) for 20 seasons from 1982 to 2001. His first PGA Tour win was the 1983 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic. Nickname: The Garden City (of the South), Masters City, The AUG Motto: We feel Good Location of the consolidated areas of Augusta and Richmond County in the state of Georgia. ... Georgia Institute of Technology The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is located in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. With over 16,000 students, Georgia Tech is one of four public research universities in the University System of Georgia. ...


At the 1987 Masters, Mize was tied with Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman after four rounds. Ballesteros was eliminated in the first hole of the playoff. On the second playoff hole, which was Augusta's eleventh, a par four, Mize's second shot landed well off the green. Many people assumed that Norman was about to win, but Mize chipped in for a birdie with a sand wedge from around 140 feet and danced across the green to celebrate victory. Mize's win was especially appreciated because he is an Augusta native and had worked on the scoreboard at Augusta's third hole as a teenager. Mize also came third in the Masters in 1994. Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... The cover of Shark (1998), a biography of Greg Norman. ... Augusta National Golf Club, a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous and exclusive golf clubs in the world and is considered Bobby Joness masterpiece. ...


For many years Larry and Coca Cola sponsored a successful charity golf tournament to benefit Cystic Fibrosis held at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Larry would challenge golfers on one of the par threes to hit inside him, closest to the hole. If they succeeded, he would give them a dozen balls. In the 1989 event a 36 handicapper who had just started playing golf hitting first in the group knocked the ball within 12 inches of the hole. Larry just looked over and said "I don't believe I can hit a better one that!" While the rest of the group cracked up laughing the 1987 Master's Champ handed over the dozen golf balls to the beginner with a smile!


Mize also won four international events and played for the U.S. teams in the Ryder Cup in 1987 and the Dunhill Cup in 2000. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ...


Mize currently resides in Columbus, Georgia with his wife and three sons. His hobbies are fishing, basketball, and playing the piano. Columbus is a city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States. ...

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PGA Tour wins

Major championship is shown in bold. The FedEx St. ... The Masters Tournament, commonly referred to as The Masters or The US Masters (outside the United States), is one of four major championships in mens professional golf and the first to occur every year. ... The Chrysler Classic of Tucson is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Buick Open is a Golf tournament which is held in Torrey Pines (Located in the La Jolla area of San Diego, California). ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


International wins

// The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... The Dunlop Phoenix Tournament is an annual event on the Japan Golf Tour. ... The Dunlop Phoenix Tournament is an annual event on the Japan Golf Tour. ...

other wins

The Straight Down Fall Classic is a professional golf team tournament. ...

Results in major championships

Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP T11 T47 T16 1 T45 T26
U.S. Open DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP T39 T24 T4 T12 T33
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP T46 T26 CUT T19
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T47 T6 T23 T53 CUT CUT T17
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Masters T14 T17 T6 T21 3 CUT T23 T30 CUT 23
U.S. Open T14 T55 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T58 DNP 64
The Open Championship T31 CUT CUT T27 T11 CUT DNP DNP T52 DNP
PGA Championship T12 CUT T40 CUT T15 CUT T8 T58 CUT DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
The Masters T25 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T42
U.S. Open T37 DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10 The Masters Tournament, commonly referred to as The Masters or The US Masters (outside the United States), is one of four major championships in mens professional golf and the first to occur every year. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The Masters Tournament, commonly referred to as The Masters or The US Masters (outside the United States), is one of four major championships in mens professional golf and the first to occur every year. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The Masters Tournament, commonly referred to as The Masters or The US Masters (outside the United States), is one of four major championships in mens professional golf and the first to occur every year. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major...


External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and articles

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Larry Mize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (429 words)
Larry Mize (born September 23, 1958) is an American golfer.
Mize's win was especially appreciated because he is an Augusta native and had worked on the scoreboard at Augusta's third hole as a teenager.
Mize also won four international events and played for the U.S. teams in the Ryder Cup in 1987 and the Dunhill Cup in 2000.
Mize is upbeat on his future 041006 (666 words)
Larry Mize said he "didn't have enough guns" off the tee in the 70th Masters Tournament.
Larry Mize studies his putt on the green at No. 8 during Sunday's final round at the Masters Tournament.
Mize, the 1987 Masters champion who was one of the shorter hitters in the field, closed with even-par 72 on Sunday to finish at 8-over 296.
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