September 7, 1986 |
Rick Fehr continued his hot putting Saturday and took sole possession of the lead in the $400,000 B.C. Open golf tournament at Endicott, N.Y., with a four-under-par 67. Fehr's five-birdie performance gave him a 198 for three rounds and a three-stroke advantage over Larry Mize. Mize, who started the day in a deadlock with Fehr, was plagued by bogeys and could only muster a 70 despite four birdies. Howard Twitty, Larry Rinker and Dick Mast were next at 205.
April 13, 1987 |
This is the story of a chip off the old block. Of a scrawny kid from the neighborhood versus out-of-town bullies. Of an American against foreigners. Of a challenger against champions. This is the story of young Master Larry Hogan Mize of Augusta, Ga., the town where children dream of growing up to be golfers. It is a story of Mize and men. Of a man from Australia, Greg Norman, who went away wondering why people keep firing miracle shots at him like bullets.
May 8, 1987 |
Payne Stewart and Greg Norman shot six-under-par 64s Thursday to share a one-shot lead in the opening round of the $600,000 Byron Nelson golf tournament. "I'm back in Texas, and that means I'm going to play well," said Stewart, who attended Southern Methodist University. "I just knew I was going to play well here. I said the same thing a few weeks ago in Houston and I did."
August 31, 1986 |
Larry Mize has been having flashbacks, and he likes the feeling. Back on the course where he won what was then the Danny Thomas Memphis tournament three years ago, Mize shot a four-under-par 68 Saturday to move into a tie for the lead in the Federal Express St. Jude tournament at Memphis, Tenn. "It definitely gives you a good feeling anytime you go back to where you played well," Mize said. "I like the golf course, and that helps you psychologically."
March 30, 1986 |
Larry Mize responded to John Mahaffey's challenge with birdies on two of his last three holes and pulled away to a four-stroke lead Saturday in the third round of the Tournament Players Championship golf tournament. "Don't anybody wake me up," Mize said after his six-under-par 66 in gusty winds had given him a couple of tournament records.
January 25, 1993 |
One of the great shots in golf's history, the playoff pitch-in that won the 1987 Masters, became a frustrating burden to Larry Mize. He finally shrugged off the weight of that load with a two-shot victory Sunday in the Northern Telecom Open at Tucson, his first in the United States since the incredible shot that beat Greg Norman at Augusta, Ga., more than five years ago.
September 8, 1986 |
For Rick Fehr, it was like living a dream. Fehr shot a two-under-par 69 Sunday and beat Larry Mize by two strokes in the $400,000 B.C. Open at Endicott, N.Y., for his first PGA victory. "The reality didn't start setting in until the last few holes," said Fehr, who collected $72,000 for the victory. "I know people would say it's over by that time. I know very well, though, that you can have a two or three-shot turnaround in that time. "I struggled a little bit coming into the last few holes.
February 8, 1986 |
Some guys are born to play the violin, others to drive a truck. Larry Mize, whose middle name is Hogan and whose hometown is Augusta, Ga., could only be a professional golfer. With just one tour victory--and that one nearly two years ago--he's hardly a fellow whose measurements have to be kept on file by the custodians of the green jackets at Augusta National. But he's hopeful. "They say the first win is the hardest," Mize said. "I don't know about that.
June 2, 1986
Greg Norman sank a two-foot putt for par on the sixth playoff hole Sunday to defeat Larry Mize and win the $500,000 Kemper Open golf tournament in Bethesda, Md. Norman's final putt was merely a formality after Mize put his approach shot into the water and dumped his next shot into another water hazard on the other side of the green. Norman earned $90,000 and Mize collected $54,000 after the longest playoff on the pro tour since the 1983 Phoenix Open went eight extra holes.
March 13, 1993 |
The strong, gusty winds common to south Florida but missing for almost two weeks returned Friday and scrambled the standings in the $1.1-million Honda Classic at Ft. Lauderdale. Larry Mize relied on his putter as the principal weapon in a bogey-free 67 that gave him a one-stroke lead over three players at the tournament's halfway point. "You have to putt well to play well when the wind blows like this," Mize said, "because nobody is going to hit all the greens."