Apr 7, 2011

Mize Memories, Mashie and Amen Corner

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  4/07/2011 09:50:00 PM   No comments

Hometown boy Larry Mize won the Masters in 1987 with an incredible chip to beat Seve Ballesteros & Greg Norman in a playoff. Check out his scorecard today as he mashed his way around Augusta National.

Larry Mize. 6 pars, 5 bogeys, 1 double, 6 birdies = 73 
5 over on 4 straight holes on front; 4 under on 4 straight on back (Praise Amen Corner!)

Mize has an 18 degree Cleveland Mashie hybrid in his bag which is getting rave reviews on various golf forums. It's definitely on my list to audition for my bag this year. If it can help a 52 year old Masters Champ then why not a 43 year old hacker like me.

So who else finds it unbelievable that so far Larry Mize is better than World #1 Martin Kaymer this week? Kaymer is trailing the '87 Champ by five strokes going into tomorrow's second round.

WITB for Larry Mize at the Masters from The Hackers Paradise.

Driver: Cleveland Launcher DST Tour 8.5*
Woods: Cleveland Launcher FL 14* w/Miyazaki C Kua Shaft
Hybrid: Cleveland Mashie M2 18* w/Miyazaki C Kua Shaft
Irons: Cleveland CG 1 Tour 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 53*, 56* & 60*
Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport SS
Ball: Srixon Z-Star

Larry Mize chip 1987 Masters

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