Mike Reid (golfer)

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Mike Reid
Personal information
Full nameMichael Daniel Reid II
Born (1954-07-01) July 1, 1954 (age 69)
Bainbridge, Maryland
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceProvo, Utah
SpouseRandolyn Brockbank Reid
CollegeBrigham Young University
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins8
Highest ranking19 (August 20, 1989)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
Japan Golf Tour1
PGA Tour Champions2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament6th: 1989
PGA ChampionshipT2: 1989
U.S. OpenT6: 1980
The Open ChampionshipT26: 1991

Michael Daniel Reid (born July 1, 1954) is an American professional golfer. Reid was one of the top amateurs in the mid-1970s, winning the 1976 Pacific Coast Amateur and leading the 1976 U.S. Open after the first round. As a professional, Reid won two PGA Tour events and finished in the top-10 70 times. In 1989, Reid came close to winning two major championships, the Masters and the PGA Championship, leading both of them during closing holes of the final round. On the Champions Tour, Reid won two senior majors, the 2005 Senior PGA Championship and the 2009 Tradition.

Early life[edit]

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."[2]

Amateur career[edit]

In 1976, Reid graduated from Brigham Young University. During his collegiate golf career, Reid was selected for All-American honors from 1973 to 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.[3]

At 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.[4] Reid won the 1976 Pacific Coast Amateur at Los Angeles Country Club and lost in the quarterfinals of the 1976 U.S. Amateur.[5] At the end of 1976 Reid was ranked the #7 amateur in the country by Golf Digest.[6]

Professional career[edit]

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.[7] In 1980, Reid finished in the top-10 thirteen times on the PGA Tour. Only Tom Watson had more top-10 finishes that year.[8] Reid led the PGA Tour for driving accuracy in 1980[9] and was given the nickname "Radar" for his outstanding driving accuracy.

In 1985, Reid lost a playoff to Hal Sutton in the Southwest Golf Classic. Sutton sank a 30-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win the tournament.[10]

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.[11] Later in 1988, Reid won his second PGA Tour title by defeating Tom Watson in a playoff at the NEC World Series of Golf.[12]

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.[13] 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."[14]

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.[15] Later in the year, in November 1990, Reid won the Casio World Open in Japan by two strokes.[16]

Reid missed virtually all of the 1993 PGA Tour season after sustaining a wrist injury while playing table tennis, which resulted in him having surgery to reattach a tendon.[17]

In 1997, Reid was the third round leader in the Hawaiian Open, but lost the tournament in a three-way playoff to Paul Stankowski.[18] In 1998, Reid shot a course record of 62 in the Westin Texas Open at La Cantera Golf Club.[19] 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.

Senior career[edit]

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.[20] 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."[21]

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.[22]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to wife Randolyn and has six children.[23] He spends his free time visiting historic sites and museums.[12]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (8)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Oct 25, 1987 Seiko Tucson Open −20 (64-69-68-67=268) 4 strokes United States Chip Beck, United States Mark Calcavecchia,
United States Hal Sutton, United States Fuzzy Zoeller
2 Aug 28, 1988 NEC World Series of Golf −5 (70-65-71-69=275) Playoff United States Tom Watson

PGA Tour playoff record (1–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1978 Pensacola Open United States Mac McLendon Lost to par on first extra hole
2 1985 Southwest Golf Classic United States Hal Sutton Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 1988 NEC World Series of Golf United States Tom Watson Won with par on first extra hole
4 1997 United Airlines Hawaiian Open United States Jim Furyk, United States Paul Stankowski Stankowski won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Reid eliminated by par on first hole

PGA of Japan Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Nov 25, 1990 Casio World Open −14 (69-70-65-70=274) 2 strokes Japan Yoshinori Kaneko

Other wins (3)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (2)[edit]

Champions Tour major championships (2)
Other Champions Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 28, 2005 Senior PGA Championship −8 (70-70-70-70=280) Playoff United States Jerry Pate, United States Dana Quigley
2 Aug 23, 2009 JELD-WEN Tradition −16 (70-67-66-69=272) Playoff United States John Cook

Champions Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2005 Senior PGA Championship United States Jerry Pate, United States Dana Quigley Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2009 JELD-WEN Tradition United States John Cook Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T50 CUT T25
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT CUT 6
U.S. Open T6 T20 CUT T43 T52 T23 T24 CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT T61
PGA Championship T55 T42 T9 T14 T70 T41 T47 64 T2
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T33 T26 CUT CUT T49
The Open Championship T39 T26
PGA Championship T45 CUT T65
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 5 19 11
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
PGA Championship 0 1 0 1 2 3 14 11
Totals 0 1 0 1 4 9 41 26
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 9 (1982 PGA – 1986 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

Results in The Players Championship[edit]

Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
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
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Senior major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
2005 Senior PGA Championship −8 (70-70-70-70=280) Playoff1 United States Jerry Pate, United States Dana Quigley
2009 JELD-WEN Tradition −16 (70-67-66-69=272) Playoff2 United States 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 timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2022.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
The Tradition T45 T9 T39 T18 T41 1 T47 T35 T64 T50 T31 T41
Senior PGA Championship 1 T23 CUT T67 T44 T34 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T44 CUT 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
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Gaillard, Luther (June 8, 1980). "Mike Reid's Dreams Are Crystal Clear". Spartanburg Herald. Spartanburg, South Carolina. p. B1. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Karl Tucker". Utah Golf association. Archived from the original on September 10, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  4. ^ "U.S. Open – Past Champions – 1976". USGA. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  5. ^ "1976 U.S. Amateur Championship". USGA. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  6. ^ "Dunaway Finds His Game..." The Charlotte Observer. January 30, 1977. p. 56. Retrieved July 3, 2021.
  7. ^ MacFeely, F.T. (October 28, 1978). "McLendon's par takes Open". Anchorage Daily News. Associated Press. p. 14. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
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  10. ^ "Sutton Wins Playoff In Southwest Classic". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. September 23, 1985. p. 25. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  11. ^ Deason, Lauren (May 7, 2008). "Two decades later, Players win still big for McCumber". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Verdi, Bob (August 14, 1989). "Reid Loses Tourney But Wins Fans". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  15. ^ "Elkington Wins Greensboro Open With Late Charge". Philly.com. April 22, 1990. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  16. ^ "Reid wins Japan's World Open by two". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. November 26, 1990. p. 34. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  17. ^ "Reid Bounces Back With 65 at Westchester". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. June 10, 1994. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  18. ^ "Stankowski wins Hawaiian Open". The Robesonian. Lumberton, North Carolina. Associated Press. February 17, 1997. p. B1. Retrieved January 2, 2013.
  19. ^ Johnston, Jerry (October 2, 1998). "Great score is par for course when golfer smiles". Deseret News. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  20. ^ "2005 Senior PGA Championship". PGA of America. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  21. ^ 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.
  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ "Mike Reid – Media Guide". PGA Tour. Retrieved January 31, 2014.

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