On This Day

April 12, 1987 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

51st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Larry Mize chips-in from 140 feet for an improbable birdie 3 on the 2nd playoff hole to beat Greg Norman for his only major title

Golfer Greg Norman
Greg Norman
  • Ahmed Salah wins 2nd World Cup marathon (2:10:55)

Deaths in Sport

  • Mike Von Erich, American wrestler