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Larry Mize

  • Birthplace: Augusta, GA
  • Residence: Columbus, GA
  • Birth Date: 09/23/1958
  • Age: 51
  • Height: 6-0
  • Eligibility Code: 3, 6, 7, 8
  • Turned Pro: 1980

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PGA TOUR Victories

(4) 1983,Danny Thomas Memphis Classic. 1987,Masters Tournament. 1993,Northern Telecom Open, Buick Open.

International Victories

(4): 1988 Casio World Open [Jpn]. 1989 Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]. 1990 Dunlop Phoenix [Jpn]. 1993 Johnnie Walker World Championship [Eur].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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2010 Champions Tour Best Finishes

7-- The Cap Cana Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

72 at Round 2, Masters Tournament.

Champions Tour Highlights

Was T3 through 36 holes of The Cap Cana Championship, just two strokes off Corey Pavin's lead. Final-round 71 dropped him into solo seventh place in the Dominican Republic...Opened his season with a T11 at The ACE Group Classic in Naples...Missed the 36-hole cut by one stroke at the Masters after posting rounds of 76-72-148.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, Masters Tournament, Northern Telecom Open, Buick Open.

Career Highlights

2007: Former Masters champion posted his second top-10 in his last 83 starts, dating back to 2001, at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Closed with a 5-under-par 65 to finish T9. 2002: Limited to 10 events due to injury, and did not finish in the top 125 for the first time in 21 seasons on TOUR...Granted Major Medical Extension for 2003 due to lower back injury suffered at the Greater Milwaukee Open. Did not play the remainder of the season. Has 19 available TOUR events to equal or exceed 125th place on the 2002 Official Money List ($515,445). Earnings from 19 2003 events will be added to 2002 earnings of $7,634. If able to match or surpass No. 125 on 2002 money list, will remain in the Major Medical Extension category for the remainder of the 2003 season...Got a late start to the season after suffering a cracked scapula in his shoulder, broken rib and a minor concussion in December 2001 when a horse he was riding on his parents' farm stepped into a hole and threw him...Completed the hat trick during the second round of the Buick Classic with a hole-in-one on No. 16 by using a 3-iron from 223 yards. Earlier in the day, Steve Allan and Angel Cabrera had posted aces on hole No. 6. The feat earned him the Buick of his choice courtesy of the tournament's sponsor. It was the first time in 2002 that three aces had been recorded during the same round...Carded his second hole-in-one of the season on the par-3 11th hole with a 4-iron from 190 yards during the second round of the Greater Milwaukee Open. Mize made his first cut of the season after nine previous tries and finished T48. 2001: Placed among the top 125 on the PGA TOUR money list for the 20th consecutive season. Finished 115th in earnings, the lowest since his rookie year in 1992 when he was 125th...Earned more than half of his $440,179 in one event with a T2 in the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic. Stood 199th on the money list and the $290,400 paycheck vaulted him to 111th. A closing 65 came on his 43rd birthday and earned first top-10 since 2000 MCI Classic. 2000: Made 15 cuts in 21 tournaments entered...Posted a season-low 63 in the second round of the Sony Open. His 72-69 on the weekend resulted in T14 in Hawaii, first start of the season...Rounds of 73-67-65-70 produced MCI Classic T3, best finish since playoff loss to Olin Browne at 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open...Finished T11 at the Buick Open after rounds of 70-66-72-67...One of the most accurate players off the tee on the PGA TOUR. Finished fifth in driving accuracy (78.0 percent), the ninth time since 1990 that he finished the year ranked in the top-10. 1999: Another solid season, a year in which he earned $386,554, giving him 11 consecutive years in which he had made more than $200,000. 1998: Held four-stroke lead with four holes to play at Canon Greater Hartford Open, but fell into three-man playoff with Stewart Cink and Olin Browne. Browne won playoff with 30-foot birdie chip on first extra hole. 1997: After finishing 99th on money list, his worst finish since rookie season of 1980, dedicated himself during off-season to work with instructor Chuck Cook on revamping his game. Dedication obviously served purpose, evidenced by move up money list to 62nd place the following year. 1993: Enjoyed first two-victory season, his first wins since Masters triumph...Trailed Dudley Hart and Phil Mickelson by three strokes through 54 holes of Northern Telecom Open before closing 67 defeated Jeff Maggert by two...Came from four strokes off Fuzzy Zoeller's third-round lead to win Buick Open. 1987: One memory that will forever stay in many minds is his 140-foot chip-in to win the Masters. Birdied the final hole at Augusta National to force playoff with Greg Norman and Seve Ballesteros. After Ballesteros was eliminated on first extra hole, used sand wedge from the right of the second hole, the par-4 11th, to chip in for birdie and defeat Norman. 1983: First TOUR victory came at Danny Thomas-Memphis Classic, where 25-foot birdie putt on final hole defeated Fuzzy Zoeller, Sammy Rachels and Chip Beck.

Personal

Plays reduced schedule in order to spend more time with his family...Worked on a Masters scoreboard at the third hole during his early teen years.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-3

Other Information

In 2009, finished T30 at the Masters in his only start on TOUR, his best finish at the Masters since a T25 finish in 2000. On the Champions Tour, had 11 top-10 finishes including second at the Senior PGA Championship. Made the cut in seven of 16 starts on the PGA TOUR in 2008 with a best finish of T10 at the inaugural Puerto Rico Open. Played in four Champions Tour events in 2008, with his best showing being a T13 at the Administaff Small Business Classic. Competed in 12 PGA TOUR events in 2007 with one top-10 finish, a T9 at the inaugural Mayakoba Golf Classic. Made three out of five cuts on the Nationwide Tour in 2007. Made eight cuts in 18 TOUR events entered in 2006. Finished T6 at the B.C. Open presented by Turning Stone Resort and was the only player to record four rounds in the 60s at Atunyote Golf Club. It was his first top-10 on the PGA TOUR since a T2 at the 2001 Marconi Pennsylvania Classic. Played in 18 events in 2005, with top-25s at the 2005 Sony Open in Hawaii (T20) and 2005 Buick Open (T18). Limited to 10 events in 2002 due to injury and did not finish in the top 125 for the first time in 21 seasons on TOUR. Granted Major Medical Extension for 2003 due to lower back injury suffered at the 2002 Greater Milwaukee Open. Did not play the remainder of the season. Got a late start to the 2002 season after suffering a cracked scapula in his shoulder, broken rib and a minor concussion in December 2001 when a horse he was riding on his parents' farm stepped into a hole and threw him. Finished T3 at the 2000 MCI Classic, best finish since playoff loss to Olin Browne at 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open. In 1999, earned $386,554, giving him 11 consecutive years in which he had made more than $200,000. At 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open, lost in playoff to Olin Browne's chip-in on first extra hole. Enjoyed first two-victory season in 1993, his first wins since 1987 Masters triumph. Trailed Dudley Hart and Phil Mickelson by three strokes through 54 holes of Northern Telecom Open before closing 67 defeated Jeff Maggert by two. Came from four strokes off Fuzzy Zoeller's third-round lead to win Buick Open. Made 140-foot chip-in to win the 1987 Masters. Birdied the final hole at Augusta National to force playoff with Greg Norman and Seve Ballesteros. After Ballesteros was eliminated on first extra hole, used sand wedge from the right of the second extra hole, the par-4 11th, to chip in for birdie and defeat Norman. First TOUR victory came at 1983 Danny Thomas-Memphis Classic, where 25-foot birdie putt on final hole defeated Fuzzy Zoeller, Sammy Rachels and Chip Beck. Worked on a Masters scoreboard at the third hole during his early teen years.

National Teams

Ryder Cup (1), 1987; Dunhill Cup (1), 2000.

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