Mike Hill (golfer)

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Mike Hill
Mike Hill (4536783838).jpg
Hill in 2010
Personal information
Full nameMichael Joseph Hill
Born (1939-01-27) January 27, 1939 (age 79)
Jackson, Michigan
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceBrooklyn, Michigan
Career
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional1967
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins27
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
PGA Tour Champions18
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT37: 1978
U.S. OpenT55: 1972
The Open ChampionshipDNP
PGA ChampionshipT11: 1974

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

Born in Jackson, Michigan, Hill attended Arizona State University in Tempe and turned professional in 1967. He had a moderately successful career on the PGA Tour, with three wins. His best finish in a major was a tie for eleventh at the PGA Championship in 1974.

Hill found greater success in his fifties, when he won 18 times on the Senior PGA Tour (now PGA Tour Champions) and topped the money list in 1991. He is the brother of the late tour player Dave Hill (1937–2011).

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

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

Senior PGA 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 CUT T37
U.S. Open T55
PGA Championship T16 T46 T40 T24 T11 T17 T15 CUT CUT

Note: Hill never played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

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

See also[edit]

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