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Larry  Mize

Larry Mize

Columbus, GA

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Updated: Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:32 PM
  • Birthplace: Augusta, GA
  • Residence: Columbus, GA
  • Age: 53
  • Turned Pro: 1980

PGA TOUR Victories

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

Other Victories

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

2012 PGA TOUR Money and Position

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2012 Champions Tour Best Finishes

7-- ACE Group Classic.

PGA TOUR Best Round

75 at Round 2, Masters Tournament.

Champions Tour Highlights

Dropped to seventh at The ACE Group Classic after making triple-bogey on the final hole to limp home with 75. Was the tournament's first-round leader after matching his career-low round of 62 at TwinEagles. Despite a 36-hole score of 15-under 129, trailed eventual-winner Kenny Perry by three strokes after 36 holes...Made his 29th career start at the Masters but missed the cut by two strokes.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

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

Career Highlights

2011: Dropped from 19th to 37th on the money list and had just two top-10 finishes over the final four months of the season...In July, he turned in his best performance by finishing T7 in defense of his title at the Montreal Championship...One month later, fired back-to-back rounds of 67 to grab a T8 finish at the 3M Championship in Minnesota...Teamed with Hal Sutton to finish T8 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf...His two other top-10s both came in Florida. Recorded three straight sub-par rounds to eventually finish T9 at the Allianz Championship in February and also T9 at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am in April...Competed for the 28th time at the Masters (missed cut). 2010: Became the third first-time winner on the Tour when he claimed the inaugural Montreal Championship. Used an eagle and three consecutive birdies on the back nine to ease past John Cook by one stroke at Club de Golf Le Fontainebleau. Win came in his 36th career Champions Tour start and ended a TOUR victory drought of 16 years, 10 months, 26 days (327 PGA TOUR/Champions Tour combined appearances). Final-round, 8-under-par 64 matched his career-low round on the Champions Tour and was his lowest final-round score to win in his TOUR career...A month prior to his victory, parlayed some strong play on the weekend for a T6 finish at the Senior PGA Championship. Fired consecutive rounds of 70 on the weekend at the Colorado GC. 2009: Enjoyed a productive first full season on the Champions Tour with 11 top-10s in 20 appearances, including three top-fives in major championships...Went over the $1-million mark in official earnings for the first time in his TOUR career and his 15th-place finish on the 2009 money list was his highest standing since he was 13th on the 1993 PGA TOUR earnings list...Played his best golf over a three-event stretch from mid-May to early June. After finishing T4 at the rain-shortened Regions Charity Classic, battled Michael Allen throughout the final round of the Senior PGA Championship before eventually finishing second at Canterbury GC in the year's first major championship. Closed with a 3-under-par 67 but still fell two strokes shy of Allen...Continued his solid play in his next start at the Triton Financial Classic, earning a T4 finish after posting a final-round 69 at The Hills near Austin...In late August, was among the leaders for the final three rounds at the JELD-WEN Tradition before eventually finishing solo fourth in Central Oregon...Used rounds of 64-68 on the weekend at Sunningdale to finish T6 at the Senior British Open. A Saturday 64 was his career-low on the Champions Tour and included a 6-under 29 on the back nine that matched the best nine-hole score on the circuit in 2009...Underwent hernia surgery following the season. 2008: Made four starts on the Champions Tour after turning 50 in late September...Debuted at the SAS Championship, his first eligible event, and was T27 at Prestonwood with three straight sub-par rounds...Best performance was a T13 at the Administaff Small Business Classic in Houston. Was just three strokes off the lead through 36 holes at The Woodlands but carded a final-round 73.

Personal

Worked on a Masters Tournament scoreboard on the third hole at Augusta National during his early teen years...Held a charity golf tournament for many years in conjunction with Coca-Cola to benefit those suffering from cystic fybrosis. Event was held at the Atlanta Athletic Club...Lists Augusta National GC, Harbour Town GL, Pebble Beach GL, Peachtree GC, Kingston Heath GC and Pine Valley GC as his favorite courses...Carries peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in his golf bag during rounds...First job was selling Christmas trees...Says if he weren't playing golf for a living he'd do something in Christian ministry or golf course design...His bucket list includes going to Israel, visiting Mt. Rushmore and the Grand Canyon...Most memorable shot was pitching in to win the 1987 Masters...Says he'd most like to sit down for a discussion with Bobby Jones to discuss life and golf...One course he has not played which he'd love to play is Royal Melbourne GC...Favorite athlete in another sport is Peyton Manning...TV favorites include "Cash Cab," "Monk," "Psych" and college football and basketball. Is also a fan of the NFL and Major League Baseball...Favorite team as a kid was the Pittsburgh Steelers...Favorite movies include "The Princess Bride," "Miracle" and "National Treasure."...His most memorable vacation was going to Australia...Son, Robert, was the medalist at the 2011 Class A Georgia High School Association Golf Championships and led his school to the state title in that classification. He is a member of the golf team at Furman.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

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