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Michael Joseph Hill (born January 27, 1939) is an American professional golfer.

Mike Hill
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Hill in 2010
Personal information
Full nameMichael Joseph Hill
Born (1939-01-27) January 27, 1939 (age 80)
Jackson, Michigan
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceBrooklyn, Michigan
Career
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional1967
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins27
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
PGA Tour Champions18
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT37: 1978
PGA ChampionshipT11: 1974
U.S. OpenT55: 1972
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Born in Jackson, Michigan, Hill attended Arizona State University in Tempe and turned professional in 1967. He had a moderately successful career on the PGA Tour, with three wins. His best finish in a major was a tie for eleventh at the PGA Championship in 1974.

Hill found greater success in his fifties, when he won 18 times on the Senior PGA Tour (now PGA Tour Champions) and topped the money list in 1991. He is the brother of the late tour player Dave Hill (1937–2011).

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Professional winsEdit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up
1 Mar 1, 1970 Doral-Eastern Open Invitational 70-69-69-71=279 −9 4 strokes   Jim Colbert
2 Nov 5, 1972 San Antonio Texas Open 67-68-69-69=273 −15 2 strokes   Lee Trevino
3 Sep 25, 1977 Ohio Kings Island Open 68-65-72-64=269 −11 1 stroke   Tom Kite

Senior PGA Tour wins (18)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 11, 1990 GTE Suncoast Classic −9 (68-69-70=207) 2 strokes   Lee Trevino
2 Sep 2, 1990 GTE North Classic −15 (66-67-68=201) Playoff   Bruce Crampton
3 Sep 30, 1990 Fairfield Barnett Space Coast Classic −16 (66-70-64=200) Playoff   Dale Douglass
4 Nov 4, 1990 Security Pacific Senior Classic −15 (70-68-63=201) 1 stroke   Gary Player
5 Dec 16, 1990 New York Life Champions −15 (69-64-68=201) Playoff   Dale Douglass,   Lee Trevino
6 Apr 28, 1991 Doug Sanders Kingwood Celebrity Classic −13 (66-66-71=203) 1 stroke   George Archer
7 Jul 21, 1991 Ameritech Senior Open −16 (67-66-67=200) 2 strokes   Bob Charles
8 Aug 18, 1991 GTE Northwest Classic −18 (68-66-64=198) 2 strokes   Chi-Chi Rodríguez
9 Sep 22, 1991 Nationwide Championship −4 (70-71-71=212) 1 stroke   Tom Shaw
10 Dec 15, 1991 New York Life Champions −14 (70-65-67=202) 2 strokes   Jim Colbert
11 Mar 22, 1992 Vintage ARCO Invitational −13 (67-66-70=203) Playoff   Tommy Aaron,   Jim Colbert
12 May 17, 1992 Doug Sanders Kingwood Celebrity Classic −10 (70-64=134) 2 strokes   Gibby Gilbert,   Larry Mowry
13 Aug 9 1992 Digital Seniors Classic −8 (69-67=136) Playoff   Walt Zembriski
14 Feb 14, 1993 Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Challenge −14 (67-65-70=202) 2 strokes   Dave Stockton
15 May 16, 1993 PaineWebber Invitational −12 (69-67-68=204) 2 strokes   Tom Weiskopf
16 Feb 20, 1994 The IntelliNet Challenge −15 (69-69-63=201) 3 strokes   Tom Wargo
17 Jul 9, 1995 Kroger Senior Classic −17 (64-66-66=196) 3 strokes   Isao Aoki
18 Sep 15, 1996 Bank One Classic −9 (70-69-68=207) 1 stroke   Isao Aoki,   Gibby Gilbert

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (5–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1990 GTE North Classic   Bruce Crampton Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1990 Fairfield Barnett Space Coast Classic   Dale Douglass Won with par on first extra hole
3 1990 New York Life Champions   Dale Douglass,   Lee Trevino Won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1992 Vintage ARCO Invitational   Tommy Aaron,   Jim Colbert Won with birdie on first extra hole
5 1992 Digital Seniors Classic   Walt Zembriski Won with par on second extra hole
6 1996 Emerald Coast Classic   Bob Eastwood,   David Graham,
  Dave Stockton,   Lee Trevino
Trevino won with birdie on first extra hole

Other senior wins (6)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Masters Tournament CUT T37
U.S. Open T55
PGA Championship T16 T46 T40 T24 T11 T17 T15 CUT CUT

Note: Hill never played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit

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