Mike Hill (golfer)

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Mike Hill
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Michael Joseph Hill
Born (1939-01-27) January 27, 1939 (age 75)
Jackson, Michigan
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Brooklyn, Michigan
Career
College Arizona State University
Turned professional 1967
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 27
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Champions Tour 18
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T37: 1978
U.S. Open T55: 1972
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T11: 1974

Michael Joseph Hill (born January 27, 1939) is an American professional golfer.

Hill was born in Jackson, Michigan. He attended Arizona State University and turned professional in 1967. He had a moderately successful career on the PGA Tour, with three wins. He found greater success in his fifties, when he won 18 times on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) and topped the money list in 1991. He is the brother of the late golfer Dave Hill.

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Mar 1, 1970 Doral-Eastern Open Invitational −9 (70-69-69-71=279) 4 strokes United States Jim Colbert
2 Nov 5, 1972 San Antonio Texas Open −15 (67-68-69-69=273) 2 strokes United States Lee Trevino
3 Sep 25, 1977 Ohio Kings Island Open −11 (68-65-72-64=269) 1 stroke United States Tom Kite

Senior PGA Tour wins (18)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 11, 1990 GTE Suncoast Classic −9 (68-69-70=207) 2 strokes United States Lee Trevino
2 Sep 2, 1990 GTE North Classic −15 (66-67-68=201) Playoff Australia Bruce Crampton
3 Sep 30, 1990 Fairfield Barnett Space Coast Classic −16 (66-70-64=200) Playoff United States Dale Douglass
4 Nov 4, 1990 Security Pacific Senior Classic −15 (70-68-63=201) 1 stroke South Africa Gary Player
5 Dec 16, 1990 New York Life Champions −15 (69-64-68=201) Playoff United States Dale Douglass, United States Lee Trevino
6 Apr 28, 1991 Doug Sanders Kingwood Celebrity Classic −13 (66-66-71=203) 1 stroke United States George Archer
7 Jul 21, 1991 Ameritech Senior Open −16 (67-66-67=200) 2 strokes New Zealand Bob Charles
8 Aug 18, 1991 GTE Northwest Classic −18 (68-66-64=198) 2 strokes United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez
9 Sep 22, 1991 Nationwide Championship −4 (70-71-71=212) 1 stroke United States Tom Shaw
10 Dec 15, 1991 New York Life Champions −14 (70-65-67=202) 2 strokes United States Jim Colbert
11 Mar 22, 1992 Vintage ARCO Invitational −13 (67-66-70=203) Playoff United States Tommy Aaron, United States Jim Colbert
12 May 17, 1992 Doug Sanders Kingwood Celebrity Classic −10 (70-64=134) 2 strokes United States Gibby Gilbert, United States Larry Mowry
13 Aug 9 1992 Digital Seniors Classic −8 (69-67=136) Playoff United States Walt Zembriski
14 Feb 14, 1993 Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Challenge −14 (67-65-70=202) 2 strokes United States Dave Stockton
15 May 16, 1993 PaineWebber Invitational −12 (69-67-68=204) 2 strokes United States Tom Weiskopf
16 Feb 20, 1994 The IntelliNet Challenge −15 (69-69-63=201) 3 strokes United States Tom Wargo
17 Jul 9, 1995 Kroger Senior Classic −17 (64-66-66=196) 3 strokes Japan Isao Aoki
18 Sep 15, 1996 Bank One Classic −9 (70-69-68=207) 1 stroke Japan Isao Aoki, United States Gibby Gilbert

Champions Tour playoff record (5–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1990 GTE North Classic Australia Bruce Crampton Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1990 Fairfield Barnett Space Coast Classic United States Dale Douglass Won with par on first extra hole
3 1990 New York Life Champions United States Dale Douglass, United States Lee Trevino Won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1992 Vintage ARCO Invitational United States Tommy Aaron, United States Jim Colbert Won with birdie on first extra hole
5 1992 Digital Seniors Classic United States Walt Zembriski Won with par on second extra hole
6 1996 Emerald Coast Classic United States Bob Eastwood, Australia David Graham,
United States Dave Stockton, United States Lee Trevino
Trevino won with birdie on first extra hole

Other senior wins (6)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP T37 DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T55 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T16 T46 T40 T24 T11 T17 T15 DNP CUT DNP CUT

Note: Hill never played in The Open Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

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