Mize, after two fine days, unhappy with weekend
By Mark Long, Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Larry Mize, the 1987 Masters champion, was the first one off the tee Sunday, and just like Rory McIlroy a day earlier, he played with amateur marker Jeff Knox.
The 55-year-old Mize shot a 7-over 79 for the second straight day and finished at 16 over for the tournament. It wasn't the final score Mize was looking for after playing the first two rounds at 2 over after scores of 74 and 72.
"It wasn't the weekend I wanted," said Mize, who was playing the weekend at the Masters for the first time since 2009. "I just struggled. As good as I putted the first two days, especially Friday, that's as bad as I've putted on the weekend. ... tough weekend."
Knox beat McIlroy by one stroke, prompting McIlroy to say, "He obviously knows this place."
And though Mize struggled, he used some of the time during the round to talk about Augusta National with Knox, who owns the course record for members with a 61.
"I gave him some comments on the golf course that I heard," Mize said. "I thought it might be good for him. I don't know how involved he is, but he is involved."