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Masters History: Larry Mize 1987

by Jeff Skinner

Let’s start our countdown to The Masters with one of the most exciting shots in the history of the tournament.  Augusta native Larry Mize chips in to defeat the best golfer in the world at the time, Greg Norman in 1987.  Mize had finished tied after 72 holes with two icons of the game, Norman and Seve Ballesteros.  After Seve was eliminated on the first playoff hole and Norman was on the 11th green with a birdie putt, Mize pulled off a one in a million shot with a 140 foot chip in for birdie.  A picture, or in this case a video, is worth a thousand words.

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