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Mike Smith

  • Birthplace: Selma, AL
  • Residence: Titusville, FL
  • Birth Date: August 25, 1950
  • height: 5-11
  • Turned Pro: 1972

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Other Victories

(2): 1968 Dixie Junior. 1971 National Junior College Tournament.

2009 Champions Tour Money and Position

$10,500 (100)

Champions Tour Best Round

71 at Round 2, The Cap Cana Championship.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

2-- Magnolia Classic, Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational.

Career Highlights

2002: Earned fully-exempt status for the 2003 season after finishing T3 with Jim Ahern at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament at the World Woods GC in Florida...Had secured a spot among the top 50 on the 2002 money list when he earned a $90,000 paycheck at the Turtle Bay Championship. T3 in Hawaii, one stroke out of a playoff with Gary McCord and eventual winner Hale Irwin, equaled his best Champions Tour career finish. Was among the 36-hole leaders in the event and carded a final-round 71...Also finished T7 at the Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley early in the season and T10 at The Instinet Classic in May. 2001: T3 at the NFL Golf Classic. Missed making it into the John Schroeder-Allen Doyle playoff by just one stroke...Opening-round 63 at the Novell Utah Showdown gave him the early lead before eventually T10...Had his first hole-in-one on the Champions Tour in the final round of the Farmers Charity Classic...Earned a full exemption at the Champions Tour's National Qualifying Tournament. Battled Dick Mast and R.W. Eaks for the final two exempt spots and birdied the first playoff hole to secure the seventh position among the top-eight finishers. 2000: Successfully open-qualified three times after turning 50...Earned a conditional exemption for 2001 after placing ninth at the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament near Orlando, FL. Was tied with four other players at 10-under 278 after 72 holes, but made bogey on the second playoff hole to end up ninth.

Personal

Got started in golf at age 12 when friends talked him into taking up the game...Lists Arnold Palmer and Muhammad Ali as his heroes.

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