Mike Reid
Roster Years


  • Native of Seattle, Wash

Career Highlights

  • All-American in 1974 and 1975
  • 1975 WAC Champion
  • Led his team to the WAC title all four years he played
  • 1976 Pacific Coast Amateur Champion

Before BYU

  • Was a semifinalist at the National Junior

After BYU

  • Earned his PGA Tour card in 1976
  • Finished in the top-10 70 times on the PGA Tour
  • Became the first golfer to earn a million dollars prior to winning a single professional tournament.
  • Won the 1987 Seiko Tucson Open and the 1988 NEC World Series of Golf
  • On the Senior PGA Tour, won two senior majors - the 2005 Senior PGA Championship and the 2009 Tradition

Post BYU Honors and Societies

  • Came in second in the Pensacola Open in 1978
  • Tied for third in two PGA tournaments in 1983
  • Teamed with Bob Goalby to win the Shootout at Jeremy Ranch
  • Tied for first in the Southwestern Classic
  • Came in second at the B.C. Open 
  • Inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 1985
1985 BYU Hall of Fame

1985 BYU Hall of Fame

Mike Reid learned at an early age that golf was a game he could play anywhere, anytime and with anyone. As the son of an Air Force officer, that was important, because the game was something he found he had in common with others wherever the family moved.

In 1973 Mike came to BYU. Coach Karl Tucker remembers Mike at that time as a shy kid, who almost seemed afraid of his own shadow. But with a golf club in his hand, he became as secure as the rest of them. Though not known for the length of his drives, he earned the nickname "Radar" for their accuracy - his shots invariably land in the direct center of the fairway or green, or only a few feet on either side of it.

He was an All-American in 1974 and 1975 and Western Athletic Conference Champion in 1975. In addition, all four years he played for BYU (1973-1976) the "Y" won the WAC title. In 1976 Mike was the Pacific Coast Amateur Champion.

Mike went professional in the fall of 1976, obtaining his PGA Tour card on his first attempt. Reid finished in the top-10 70 times on the PGA Tour and became the first golfer to earn a million dollars prior to winning a single professional tournament.

Mike ended a wait of over a decade for his first PGA Tour title by winning the 1987 Seiko Tucson Open by four strokes, then in 1988, Mike won his second PGA Tour title by defeating Tom Watson in a playoff at the NEC World Series of Golf. On the Senior PGA Tour, Mike claimed his first senior title at the Senior PGA Championship, which is one of the senior majors. In 2009, he won another major, The Tradition, in a playoff.

Freshman Year 1972-1973

Sophmore Year 1973-1974

  • Named first team All-America
  • Finished tied for second in the WAC
  • Qualified for the U.S. Open
  • Finished fourth at the Sun Bowl All-Star College Golf Tournament
Junior Year 1974-1975

  • Named first-team All-America for the second year
  • Placed 16 in the NCAA
  • WAC medalist
Senior Year 1975-1976

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year