Larry Mize wins the 51st Masters Tournament
Augusta native Larry Mize chipped in for birdie from 140 feet on the second playoff hole (No. 11) to defeat Greg Norman and Seve Ballesteros for the title.
Ballesteros was eliminated on the first playoff hole when he missed his par putt. Mize qualified for the playoff with a six-foot birdie putt at No. 18 to finish at 285.
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.