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1987 Masters
Recap and Scores for the 1987 Masters Golf Tournament

Hometown boy Larry Mize, a native of Augusta, Ga., won the 1987 Masters in what goes down as another of Greg Norman's hard-luck losses.

Mize birdied the 72nd hole to get in the clubhouse at 3-under 285. Norman and Seve Ballesteros each birdied the 71st hole to tie Mize. Ballesteros parred the final hole of regulation, while Norman had a putt to win the tournament but the ball skirted the left side of the cup. And that sent Norman, Mize and Ballesteros into a playoff.

Ballesteros, a two-time Masters champion, dropped out on the first hole with a 3-putt. Mize and Norman continued to a second playoff hole.

And on that next hole, Mize found himself short of the par-4 green in two. He needed, everyone thought, to get the ball close enough to make his par putt and keep the playoff going. A bogey seemed a strong possibility from that position. But Mize did better than an up-and-down. His 140-foot chip bounced up onto the green, bounced again, and then rolled across the green, dropping into the cup. A chip-in birdie to win the 1987 Masters.

"I didn't think Larry would get down in two, and I was right," Norman said of the chip-in. "He got down in one."

It was another disappointing loss for Norman. The Shark had been a victim of Jack Nicklaus' famous charge at the 1986 Masters (and Norman's own wild approach into the final green); and at the major just previous to the 1987 Masters - the 1986 PGA Championship - Norman lost when Bob Tway pulled off an unlikely hole-out from a bunker on the final hole.

1987 Masters Scores
Results from the 1987 Masters golf tournament played at the par-72 Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. (x-won playoff; a-amateur):

x-Larry Mize 70-72-72-71--285 $162,000
Seve Ballesteros 73-71-70-71--285 $79,200
Greg Norman 73-74-66-72--285 $79,200
Ben Crenshaw 75-70-67-74--286 $37,200
Roger Maltbie 76-66-70-74--286 $37,200
Jodie Mudd 74-72-71-69--286 $37,200
Jay Haas 72-72-72-73--289 $26,200
Bernhard Langer 71-72-70-76--289 $26,200
Jack Nicklaus 74-72-73-70--289 $26,200
Tom Watson 71-72-74-72--289 $26,200
D.A, Weibring 72-75-71-71--289 $26,200
Chip Beck 75-72-70-73--290 $17,640
T.C. Chen 74-69-71-76--290 $17,640
Mark McCumber 75-71-69-75--290 $17,640
Curtis Strange 71-70-73-76--290 $17,640
Lanny Wadkins 73-72-70-75--290 $17,640
Paul Azinger 77-73-69-72--291 $13,050
Mark Calcavecchia 73-72-78-68--291 $13,050
Sandy Lyle 77-74-68-72--291 $13,050
Craig Stadler 74-74-72-71--291 $13,050
Bobby Wadkins 76-69-73-74--292 $10,800
Gary Koch 76-75-72-70--293 $9,750
Nick Price 73-73-71-76--293 $9,750
John Cook 69-73-74-78--294 $7,900
Tom Kite 73-74-74-73--294 $7,900
Mark O'Meara 75-74-71-74--294 $7,900
David Graham 73 77 72 73--295 $6,267
Donnie Hammond 73-75-74-73--295 $6,267
Corey Pavin 71-71-81-72--295 $6,267
Scott Simpson 72-75-72-76--295 $6,267
Dennis Watson 76-74-73-72--295 $6,267
Fuzzy Zoeller 76-71-76-72--295 $6,267
Calvin Peete 71-77-75-73--296 $5,200
Gene Sauers 75-73-74-74--296 $5,200
Andy Bean 75-69-78-75--297 $4,257
Howard Clark 74-71-77-75--297 $4,257
Hubert Green 80-71-74-72--297 $4,257
John Mahaffey 73-75-76-73--297 $4,257
Gary Player 75-75-71-76--297 $4,257
Joey Sindelar 74-70-81-72--297 $4,257
Mark Wiebe 73-74-71-79--297 $4,257
Johnny Miller 75-75-71-77--298 $3,333
Payne Stewart 71-75-74-78--298 $3,333
Jim Thorpe 77-74-76-71--298 $3,333
David Frost 75-70-77-78--300 $2,800
Kenny Knox 75-75-75-75--300 $2,800
Don Pooley 76-75-76-73--300 $2,800
Mike Hulbert 76-75-71-79--301 $2,400
Bruce Lietzke 75-74-77-76--302 $2,300
Tommy Aaron 72-76-76-81--305 $2,200
Dave Barr 79-68-79-79--305 $2,200
Billy Casper 77-74-75-79--305 $2,200
Mac O'Grady 72-79-79-75--305 $2,200
a-Bob Lewis Jr. 74-77-79-79--309  

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