Larry Ziegler

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Larry Ziegler
Personal information
Nickname Half Pay Ziegler[1]
Born (1939-08-12) August 12, 1939 (age 78)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Orlando, Florida
Career
Turned professional 1959
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
PGA Tour Champions 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T3: 1976
U.S. Open T8: 1970
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T5: 1969

Larry Ziegler (born August 12, 1939) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

Ziegler was born in St. Louis and grew up in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He was one of 14 children; he had seven brothers and six sisters. He began as a caddie and worked his way up to head club pro. He turned pro in 1959.

Ziegler had more than 40 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events during his career including three wins. He had three top-10 finishes in major championships; his best was T3 at The Masters in 1976.[2]

After reaching the age of 50 in August 1989, Ziegler joined the Senior PGA Tour, where he has recorded over 20 top-10 finishes including two wins. Ziegler's two Senior PGA Tour wins were six years apart - a record for the Tour. His second victory, at the 1998 Saint Luke's Classic, occurred when Ziegler's caddie was Baseball Hall of Fame member George Brett.[3]

Ziegler once was on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Blues hockey team.[4] He operates Ziegler Golf School with his son Tony in Orlando, Florida at Marriott's Grande Pines Golf Club.

Professional wins (7)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 7, 1969 Michigan Golf Classic –12 (72-70-66-64=272) Playoff United States Homero Blancas
2 Mar 23, 1975 Greater Jacksonville Open –12 (73-69-69-65=276) 2 strokes United States Mac McLendon, United States Mike Morley
3 Apr 25, 1976 First NBC New Orleans Open –14 (69-68-67-70=274) 1 stroke Mexico Victor Regalado

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1969 Michigan Golf Classic United States Homero Blancas Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 1972 Liggett & Myers Open Australia David Graham, United States Lou Graham,
United States Hale Irwin
L. Graham won with birdie on third extra hole
D. Graham and Ziegler eliminated with par on first hole

Other wins (2)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Ju1 14, 1991 Newport Cup –17 (66-66-67=199) 6 strokes United States George Archer, United States Jim Dent, United States Tom Shaw
2 May 17, 1998 Saint Luke's Classic –2 (69-67-72=208) 1 stroke United States Tom Shaw

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982
Masters Tournament CUT T30 T39 T13 T3 CUT
U.S. Open CUT T24 CUT T8 CUT CUT T13 T12 CUT T41 CUT T53
PGA Championship T73 T5 T45 T46 CUT T32 CUT CUT CUT

Note: Ziegler never played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 1 1 1 2 6 4
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 4 12 6
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 1 1 1 9 5
Totals 0 0 1 2 3 7 27 15
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (1974 Masters – 1975 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ziegler takes Jacksonville
  2. ^ "Golf Major Championships". 
  3. ^ Zullo, Allan, "Astonishing but True Golf Facts", Andrew McMeels Publishing, Forest Fairview, North Carolina, 2001.
  4. ^ The 64th Annual Senior PGA Championship / Player Profile

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