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Born: September 23, 1958 – Augusta, Georgia
College: Georgia Tech
Turned Professional: 1980
Professional Victories: (10)
U.S. National Teams:
Against Greg Norman on the second extra hole of the 1987 Masters at Augusta, with Norman's second shot resting on the front of the par four eleventh green, Mize struck a remarkable 140-foot chip shot from well off the green that bounced twice up a grassy bank and once on the putting surface before rolling halfway across the green and directly into the hole for birdie. Norman narrowly missed his lengthy birdie attempt, giving Mize the most memorable chip-in for the Green Jacket in Masters history.
Formally named Lawrence Hogan Mize, Larry still resides in Georgia, his hobbies include fishing, basketball and playing the piano and he is a popular motivational and inspirational speaker throughout the U.S. and Canada.
What His Friends Have To Say About Larry Mize:
Curtis Strange, 2-time U.S. Open Champion
"Larry still had the world in front of him when he won at Augusta. You never know how winning the Masters will affect someone. He had a wonderful game and a terrific short game. I think he probably didn't fulfill what a lot of us thought he might be, but you never know. He's a better man than he is a player."
Scott Simpson, U.S. Open Champion
"Larry's just a really nice guy. He lives his Christian faith. You can see him live it -- he's not a phony in any sense. He always does everything the right way, not only in golf but in life."
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