Mike Reid (golfer)
|Full name||Michael Daniel Reid|
|Born||July 1, 1954|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)|
|College||Brigham Young University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour Champions|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||1|
|PGA Tour Champions||2|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||6th: 1989|
|PGA Championship||T2: 1989|
|U.S. Open||T6: 1980|
|The Open Championship||T26: 1991|
Reid finished in the top-10 70 times on the PGA Tour and became the first golfer to earn a million dollars prior to winning a single professional tournament.
In 1989, Reid came close to winning two major championships, the Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship, leading both of them during closing holes of the final round. On the Champions Tour, Reid managed to win two senior majors; the 2005 Senior PGA Championship and the 2009 Tradition.
- 1 Early years and amateur career
- 2 PGA Tour
- 3 Champions Tour
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Amateur wins
- 6 Professional wins (9)
- 7 Results in major championships
- 8 Results in The Players Championship
- 9 Senior major championships
- 10 U.S. national team appearances
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Early years and amateur career
Reid was born in Bainbridge, Maryland, the son of an Air Force officer. He first hit a golf ball when he was five years old. Military life for his father meant that his family frequently moved from one state in America to another. Reid later said: "It wasn't much of a life for a kid growing up but it certainly helped my golf game as I played on every kind of grass there is."
In 1976, Reid graduated from Brigham Young University. During his collegiate golf career, Reid was selected for All-American honors from 1973–1976. He became close friends with PGA Tour player Pat McGowan. Both Reid and McGowan developed their game under BYU's golf coach Karl Tucker.
In the 1976 U.S. Open, while still an amateur, Reid led the tournament by three strokes with an opening round of 67, before finishing tied for 50th place. Reid won the 1976 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at The Los Angeles Country Club and lost in the quarter-final of the 1976 U.S. Amateur Championship.
Reid turned professional in late 1976, obtaining his PGA Tour card at the first attempt. He joined the PGA Tour in 1977.
In 1978, Reid lost a playoff to Mac McLendon in the Pensacola Open. In 1980, Reid finished in the top-10 thirteen times on the PGA Tour. Only Tom Watson had more top-10 finishes that year. Reid led the PGA Tour for driving accuracy in 1980 and was given the nickname "Radar" for his outstanding driving accuracy.
Reid ended a wait of over a decade for his first PGA Tour title by winning the 1987 Seiko Tucson Open by four strokes.
In 1988, Reid finished 2nd at The Players Championship. His brother Bill was the general manager of the TPC at Sawgrass tournament venue at one time. Later in 1988, Reid won his second PGA Tour title by defeating Tom Watson in a playoff at the NEC World Series of Golf.
In 1989, Reid led the Masters Tournament with four holes to play but hit an approach shot into the pond at the par-5 15th hole to make a double-bogey and finished the tournament in 6th place. He also lost the lead in that year's PGA Championship on the back nine during the final round at Kemper Lakes Golf Club, bogeying the 16th hole and having a double-bogey 5 on the par-3 17th. Needing a birdie on the 18th hole to tie Payne Stewart, Reid missed a seven-foot birdie putt which would have forced a playoff with Stewart. After his final round, Jack Nicklaus approached Reid and said: "I just want to say that I've never felt so bad for anyone in my life. You played too well not to win."
In 1990, Reid was the third round leader in the KMart Greater Greensboro Open, but had three bogeys on the back nine for a round of 75, finishing in a tie for 2nd place behind the winner Steve Elkington. Later in the year, in November 1990, Reid won the Casio World Open in Japan by two strokes.
In 1997, Reid was the third round leader in the Hawaiian Open, but lost the tournament in a three-way playoff to Paul Stankowski. In 1998, Reid shot a course record of 62 in the Westin Texas Open at La Cantera Golf Club. He finished the tournament tied for 4th place.
Reid's last top-5 finish on the PGA Tour was 5th place at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill in 2000, at the age of 46.
In 2004, Reid became eligible to play the Champions Tour and in 2005 he claimed his first senior title at the Senior PGA Championship, which is one of the senior majors. Reid won the tournament despite being three shots down with one hole to play. He forced himself into a three-way playoff with a long eagle putt on the 18th hole. After Jerry Pate missed a 3-foot par putt on the 18th to win the tournament, Reid then birdied the first extra playoff hole to win the title. Reid later said: "I feel bad for Jerry. I know how he feels because I felt that way. Fate takes a hand, and I can't explain it, but I'm grateful."
Reid did not win again on the Champions Tour until 2009 at the JELD-WEN Tradition, another major championship, in a playoff over John Cook. Reid was one shot behind Cook on the 18th tee of the final round. Reid and Cook both hit their approach shots to the par-4 18th into the right greenside bunker. Cook's bunker shot finished 20 feet away and Reid's bunker shot finished six inches from the hole. Cook missed his par putt that would have won the championship. On the first playoff hole Reid holed a 12-foot birdie putt to win the title.
Reid's victory at The Tradition tournament meant that he joined a prestigious small group of players, including Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, whose first two wins on the Champions Tour were in major championships.
- 1976 Western Athletic Conference Championship (individual), Pacific Coast Amateur
Professional wins (9)
PGA Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner(s)-up|
|1||Oct 25, 1987||Seiko Tucson Open||−20 (64-69-68-67=268)||4 strokes|| Chip Beck, Mark Calcavecchia,|
Hal Sutton, Fuzzy Zoeller
|2||Aug 28, 1988||NEC World Series of Golf||−5 (70-65-71-69=275)||Playoff||Tom Watson|
PGA Tour playoff record (1–3)
|1||1978||Pensacola Open||Mac McLendon||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|2||1985||Southwest Golf Classic||Hal Sutton||Lost to birdie on first extra hole|
|3||1988||NEC World Series of Golf||Tom Watson||Won with par on first extra hole|
|4||1997||United Airlines Hawaiian Open||Jim Furyk, Paul Stankowski||Stankowski won with birdie on fourth extra hole|
Reid eliminated with par on first hole
Japan Golf Tour wins (1)
- 1990 Casio World Open
Other wins (4)
- 1983 Shootout at Jeremy Ranch (with Bob Goalby), Utah Open
- 1985 Utah Open
- 2007 Champions Challenge (with Mark O'Meara)
Champions Tour wins (2)
|Champions Tour major championships (2)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Aug 28, 2005||Senior PGA Championship||−8 (70-70-70-70=280)||Playoff||Jerry Pate, Dana Quigley|
|2||Aug 23, 2009||JELD-WEN Tradition||−16 (70-67-66-69=274)||Playoff||John Cook|
Champions Tour playoff record (2–0)
|1||2005||Senior PGA Championship||Jerry Pate, Dana Quigley||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|2||2009||JELD-WEN Tradition||John Cook||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship|
|The Open Championship||CUT||T61|
|The Open Championship||T39||T26|
|The Open Championship|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||3|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 9 (1982 PGA – 1986 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)
Results in The Players Championship
|The Players Championship||T71||T57||T35||T5||CUT||T27||CUT||CUT||T40||CUT||T15||2||T29||T46||CUT||T67||CUT||CUT||T65||T62||CUT||CUT||CUT|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Senior major championships
|2005||Senior PGA Championship||−8 (70-70-70-70=280)||Playoff1||Jerry Pate, Dana Quigley|
|2009||JELD-WEN Tradition||−16 (70-67-66-69=272)||Playoff2||John Cook|
1Defeated Pate and Quigley in a sudden-death playoff.
2Defeated Cook in a sudden-death playoff with a birdie on the first hole of the playoff.
Results not in chronological order before 2017.
|Senior PGA Championship||–||1||T23||CUT||T67||T44||T34||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||CUT||T44||CUT||CUT||CUT|
|U.S. Senior Open||T25||CUT||T29||T52||T32||T36||T28||T60||CUT||CUT|
|Senior Players Championship||–||61||T22||T62||T65||T9||7||T64||T60||77||T47|
|Senior British Open Championship||T57||T19||CUT||T32||T47||CUT||T31|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
U.S. national team appearances
- "Hall of Fame: Mike Reid". Utah Golf Association. Archived from the original on April 13, 2014.
- Gaillard, Luther (June 8, 1980). "Mike Reid's Dreams Are Crystal Clear". Spartanburg Herald. Spartanburg, South Carolina. p. B1. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- "Karl Tucker". Utah Golf association. Archived from the original on September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- "U.S. Open – Past Champions – 1976". USGA. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- "1976 U.S. Amateur Championship". USGA. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- MacFeely, F.T. (October 28, 1978). "McLendon's par takes Open". Anchorage Daily News. Associated Press. p. 14. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- "1980 PGA Tour – Top 10 Finishes". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
- "1980 PGA Tour – Driving Accuracy Percentage". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
- "Sutton Wins Playoff In Southwest Classic". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. September 23, 1985. p. 25. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- Deason, Lauren (May 7, 2008). "Two decades later, Players win still big for McCumber". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
- "Twenty-five years after his 1989 PGA Championship meltdown, Mike "Radar" Reid still wonders what might have been". golf.com. August 7, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
- Swift, E.M. (August 21, 1989). "Putting On The Style: The beknickered Payne Stewart made up five strokes in the final three holes to win the PGA Championship". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- Verdi, Bob (August 14, 1989). "Reid Loses Tourney But Wins Fans". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- "Elkington Wins Greensboro Open With Late Charge". Philly.com. April 22, 1990. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- "Reid wins Japan's World Open by two". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. November 26, 1990. p. 34. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- "Reid Bounces Back With 65 at Westchester". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. June 10, 1994. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- "Stankowski wins Hawaiian Open". The Robesonian. Lumberton, North Carolina. Associated Press. February 17, 1997. p. B1. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
- Johnston, Jerry (October 2, 1998). "Great score is par for course when golfer smiles". Deseret News. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- "2005 Senior PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
- Van Sickle, Gary (June 6, 2005). "Senior Moment: Sixteen years after the meltdown that came to define his career, Mike Reid made amends by finishing like a champion and finally laying claim to a PGA". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- Hall, Zack (August 24, 2009). "High Desert, high drama; Mike Reid wins The Tradition in a playoff with John Cook for his second Champions Tour major". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- Ballengee, Ryan (July 15, 2012). "Chapman wins U.S. Senior Open, joins short list of champions". Golf News Net. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- "Mike Reid – Media Guide". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014.