Dick Mast

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Dick Mast
Personal information
Full nameRichard Mast
Born (1951-03-23) March 23, 1951 (age 72)
Bluffton, Ohio
Sporting nationality United States
CollegeSt. Petersburg Junior College
Turned professional1972
Current tour(s)European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Nationwide Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
Korn Ferry Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA Championship71st: 1988
U.S. OpenT50: 1988
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Richard Mast (born March 23, 1951) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour.

Early life[edit]

Mast was born in Bluffton, Ohio. He graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1971 with a degree in business.

Professional career[edit]

In 1972, Mast turned pro. He played on the PGA Tour intermittently in the 1970s and early 1980s. He finished fourth in the 1985 qualifying school to earn his Tour card for 1986. He kept his card through the 1989 season when he finished 173rd on the money list and lost his card. The biggest impression he made in the majors was at the U.S. Open in 1988, where he was only one stroke off the lead after the first round; he went on to finish in a tie for 50th place.

In 1990, Mast played the inaugural season of the Ben Hogan Tour, the PGA tour's developmental tour, and won three times and finished third on the money list to regain his PGA Tour card for the following season. Mast's best finish on the PGA Tour was second at the 1992 Greater Milwaukee Open. He played almost exclusively on the PGA Tour through 1994 when he again lost his card by finishing 131st on the money list. He played both the regular tour and developmental tour from 1995 to 2001 picking up a win on the developmental tour in 1999.

After turning 50 in 2001, Mast started playing on the Senior PGA TOUR and placed eighth in the 2001 qualifying school to earn full exempt status for 2002. He played full-time on the Champions Tour through 2007. His best finish on the Champions Tour was third at the 2006 Senior British Open, T-3 at the 2002 Turtle Bay Championship, and tied for third at the 2012 Senior British Open. In January 2012, Mast won the Qualifying School for the European Seniors Tour.[1]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

Nike Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Mar 18, 1990 Ben Hogan Gulf Coast Classic −7 (70-67=137)* Playoff United States Rick Pearson
2 Apr 15, 1990 Ben Hogan Pensacola Open −11 (68-71-66=205) 1 stroke United States Ken Mattiace, United States Dennis Trixler
3 Jun 17, 1990 Ben Hogan Fort Wayne Open −16 (64-64-69=197) 3 strokes United States Jim McGovern
4 Oct 10, 1999 Nike New Mexico Classic −13 (73-64-67-63=267) 3 strokes United States Joel Edwards

*Note: The 1990 Ben Hogan Gulf Coast Classic was shortened to 36 holes due to rain.

Nike Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1990 Ben Hogan Gulf Coast Classic United States Rick Pearson Won with par on third extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
U.S. Open T52 65 T50 CUT T77 CUT
PGA Championship 71 CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Note: Mast never played in the Masters Tournament or The Open Championship.

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