Larry Mize Personal Notes
Worked on a Masters Tournament scoreboard on the third hole at Augusta National during his early teen years.
Held a charity golf tournament for many years in conjunction with Coca-Cola to benefit those suffering from cystic fybrosis. Event was held at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
Lists Augusta National GC, Harbour Town GL, Pebble Beach GL, Peachtree GC, Kingston Heath GC and Pine Valley GC as his favorite courses.
Carries peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in his golf bag during rounds.
First job was selling Christmas trees.
Says if he weren't playing golf for a living he'd do something in Christian ministry or golf course design.
His bucket list includes going to Israel, visiting Mt. Rushmore and the Grand Canyon.
Most memorable shot was pitching in to win the 1987 Masters.
Says he'd most like to sit down for a discussion with Bobby Jones to discuss life and golf.
One course he has not played which he'd love to play is Royal Melbourne GC.
Favorite athlete in another sport is Peyton Manning.
TV favorites include "Cash Cab," "Monk," "Psych" and college football and basketball. Is also a fan of the NFL and Major League Baseball.
Favorite team as a kid was the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Favorite movies include "The Princess Bride," "Miracle" and "National Treasure.".
His most memorable vacation was going to Australia.
Son, Robert, was the medalist at the 2011 Class A Georgia High School Association Golf Championships and led his school to the state title in that classification. He spent his freshman year at Furman before transferring to Columbus (Ga.) State University and is a member of the golf team there.