Mike Reid

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Mike Reid is a professional golfer and won two senior majors: the 2005 Senior PGA Championship and the 2009 Tradition, both events on the PGA Champions Tour. He led during the closing holds of the final round thereby coming close to winning two major championships: the Masters and the PGA Championship. During his career as a professional, he finished in the top 10 seventy times.

He turned professional in late 1976 and obtained his PGA Tour card at the first attempt. In 2004, Reid became eligible to play the Champions Tour.

Reid was born on July 1, 1954, in Bainbridge, Maryland. The family moved frequently because his father was an Air Force officer. He graduated from Brigham Young University, where he was selected for All-American honors from 1973 to 1976.

He was still an amateur at the 1976 U.S. Open and led the tournament by three strokes with an opening round of 67, before finishing tied for 50th place. Reid won the 1976 Pacific Coast Amateur at Los Angeles Country Club and lost in the quarterfinals of the 1976 U.S. Amateur. At the end of 1976 Reid was ranked the #7 amateur in the country by Golf Digest.

Reid was given the nickname “Radar” for his outstanding driving accuracy on the 1980 PGA Tour.

Reid and his wife, Randolyn, are the parents of six children.