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Mike Reid Athlete Profile

Mike Reid

Mike Reid
Height: 6-0 Roster Years: 1972-1976 Hometown: Seattle, WA Hall of Fame: 1985

  • 1985 Men's Golf


  • 1973 NGCA Honorable Mention
  • 1974 NGCA First Team
  • 1975 NGCA First Team
  • 1976 NGCA First Team

1985 Hall of Fame Inductee

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. Though he's yet to achieve an official PGA victory, Mike is considered one of the finest players in the game. In 1978 he came in second in the Pensacola Open, and then tied for third in two PGA tournaments in 1983. That year, teamed with Bob Goalby, Mike won the Shootout at Jeremy Ranch, finishing one stroke ahead of the team of Billy Casper and former BYU teammate Jim Nelford. In 1984, Mike tied for first in the Southwestern Classic, but lost in the sudden death playoff to Hal Sutton, finishing second. He also came in second at the B.C. Open earlier that year.

Coach Tucker claims that since turning pro, Mike has never hesitated to support Tucker or BYU, regardless of what he's been asked to do, performing "tirelessly" in his efforts to help the program.


  • 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 semi-finalist at the National Junior

After BYU

  • Earned his PGA Tour Card in 1976

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

1973-1974 | Sophomore Year

  • 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

1974-1975 | Junior Year

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