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Huston leads Senior Players Championship

PITTSBURGH, June 27 (UPI) -- John Huston, a winner just once in his two years on the Champions Tour, seized the lead Thursday after one round of the Senior Players Championship.

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Rocco Mediate's 61 earns Allianz lead

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Rocco Mediate fired a course-record 11-under 61 Saturday to grab a three-stroke lead at the Allianz Championship.

Funk closes out with 2 birdies, takes lead

CONOVER, N.C., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Fred Funk birdied the last two holes to notch a second straight 6-under 66 Saturday, good for a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the Greater Hickory Classic.

Cochran takes lead on Champions Tour

SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec, June 22 (UPI) -- Russ Cochran suffered a lone bogey Friday and seized a two-shot lead after one round of the Montreal Championship.

Haas completes 5-shot Iowa victory

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, June 3 (UPI) -- Jay Haas carded a 5-under-par 66 Sunday, breezing to his 16th career Champions Tour victory at the Principal Charity Classic.

Haas holds 3-shot Principal Charity lead

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, June 2 (UPI) -- Jay Haas will seek his 16th Champions Tour victory after firing a 6-under-par 65 Saturday in the second round of the Principal Charity Classic.

Goodes seeks second Champions win

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, June 1 (UPI) -- Mike Goodes, whose lone Champions Tour win came three years ago, shot a 7-under 64 Friday to take the lead after one round of the Principal Charity Classic.

Perry grabs 3-shot ACE Group lead

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry easily surpassed a TwinEagles Golf Club record Saturday, firing a 10-under 62 to grab the lead after two rounds of the ACE Group Classic.

Mize leads on Champions Tour with 62

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Larry Mize made a 30-foot eagle putt at the par-5 17th Friday to highlight a round of 62 that gave him the first-round lead at the ACE Group Classic.
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Lawrence Hogan "Larry" Mize (born September 23, 1958) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and currently plays on the Champions Tour. He is well-known for one career-defining shot — a chip from off the green at the 11th hole at Augusta to win the playoff for the 1987 Masters Tournament, which was his only major title.

Mize was born in Augusta, Georgia. He attended Georgia Tech and turned professional in 1980. He finished in the top 125 on the money list (the level needed to retain membership of the tour) for 20 seasons from 1982 to 2001. His first PGA Tour win was the 1983 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic.

At the 1987 Masters, Mize was tied with Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman after four rounds. Ballesteros was eliminated in the first hole of the playoff. On the second playoff hole, which was Augusta's eleventh, a par four, Mize's second shot landed well off the putting green. It appeared that a birdie would be impossible, and that even making par might be difficult. Meanwhile Norman's second shot landed on the edge of the green, giving him a potentially makeable birdie putt. On his third shot, Mize hit an incredible, memorable chip shot with a sand wedge from around 140 feet, giving him the birdie. Norman now had an opportunity to tie, but he failed to sink the putt. Mize's win was especially appreciated because he is an Augusta native and had worked on the scoreboard at Augusta National's third hole as a teenager. His Masters win and a tie for fourth at the U.S. Open in June briefly put him in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

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