April 5, 1991 |
The stamp, as Mike Reid calls it, is wearing off. It never will be erased completely. There will be someone in every crowd who remembers Reid's days as an All-America defensive tackle at Penn State and later an All-Pro with the Cincinnati Bengals, but that's OK. At 44, Reid has reached the point in his music career - pianist, songwriter, now singer - where he finally can be defined by what he is and not by what he was. Football was...
November 17, 1996 |
Is your driver dysfunctional? Have your irons gone irrational? If your putter spies a five-foot putt, does it start to shake uncontrollably? If so, Theodore Weiss, a psychiatrist at Lankenau Hospital, can't help. He offers no therapy for crazy or otherwise uncooperative golf equipment. If you think your problem is in your bag and not beneath your visor, look elsewhere. But Weiss thinks he can help open-minded golfers looking to, er, shrink their scores. "The point of science, I think, is prediction and control," said Weiss, and who among golfers couldn't use a little more of both?
November 6, 1996 |
Mike Reid received his varsity soccer indoctrination playing defense, but now he keeps opposing defenders on their toes. In fact, the Lenape senior usually has two or three defenders draped around him during games. Reid's wide variety of moves has frustrated even the best of them. When dribbling the ball, he rarely lets it stray far from his foot. The 5-foot-7, 135-pound forward has been a premier scorer for one of the top programs in South Jersey the last two years. Last season, he scored 17 goals and helped Lenape win the South Jersey Group 4 title and finish No. 1 in The Inquirer's South Jersey rankings.
August 11, 1989 |
You can't blame Mike Reid and Leonard Thompson if they feel neglected. The PGA Tour veterans produced the best rounds (6-under-par 66) they ever shot in a major tournament and they are getting no respect. Instead, the likes of Tom Watson (67), Arnold Palmer (68) and Jack Nicklaus (68) got all the attention yesterday after the first round of the PGA Championship. That's OK with Reid because he's not expected to leap tall buildings in a single bound. He's one of the shortest hitters on the tour, but he showed up the experts at Kemper Lakes Golf Club, the second-longest layout ever to host the PGA Championship.
May 31, 1986 |
Rosemont's Charlie Bolling shot a 70 yesterday to move to 7 under par and take a 1-stroke lead over four golfers after the second round of the $500,000 Kemper Open in Bethesda, Md. Fred Couples held a 3-stroke lead after the first round but fell 4 strokes off the pace after struggling to a 77 and 141 total. Couples, who tied the Congressional Golf Course record with an 8-under-par 64 in the opening round, lost 4 strokes to par when he shot a 7 on the 16th hole. Bobby Clampett, Mike Reid, Larry Mize and Leonard Thompson each finished the second round at 138, 1 stroke off the pace.
November 20, 1996 |
Mike Reid has enjoyed much more space on the soccer field in his last four games, and the Lenape senior has taken full advantage of the extra room. Reid continued his postseason tear by scoring twice during Lenape's 3-0 victory yesterday over East Brunswick in a state Group 4 semifinal at Hamilton East. Lenape, 20-4-1 and ranked No. 1 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, advanced to Friday's 6 p.m. state Group 4 championship against Randolph, a shoot-out winner over Kearny, at the College of New Jersey.
December 10, 1996 |
For as long as he can remember, Mike Reid has heard that he was too small to play sports. And all that time, Reid has been on a mission to prove those skeptics wrong. This soccer season, he made an emphatic statement in behalf of the little guy. The 5-foot-7, 140-pound Lenape senior stood out during the recent state soccer tournament. Reid scored six goals in six games as Lenape romped to its first state Group 4 championship. Though he drew a crowd whenever he got the ball, it didn't seem to matter.
October 26, 1987 |
Mike Reid came from 4 strokes back with a 5-under-par 67 yesterday in the Tucson (Ariz.) Open and scored the first victory of his 11-year career on the PGA tour. Reid, 33, took advantage of Fuzzy Zoeller's front-side troubles to gain a share of the top spot, then pulled away from Hal Sutton on the back side of the new TPC course at Star Pass. The slender, soft-spoken Reid finished with a 268 total - 20 strokes under par. "Words can't describe how grateful I feel," he said.
August 20, 1989 |
Stu Ingraham says he enjoyed the best moment of his golf career last weekend. He also suffered his worst moment. Ingraham, the assistant club pro at Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli, finished the first round of the PGA Championships among the leaders with a 70, but then an erratic second round made him miss the cut of qualifiers for the final 36 holes of the tournament at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Hawthorn Woods, Ill. "Two things helped...
August 29, 1988 |
Tom Watson missed a 30-inch par-saving putt and let Mike Reid escape with a playoff victory yesterday in the World Series of Golf in Akron, Ohio. Watson, seeking his first victory of the season and second in four years, three-putted the first playoff hole and Reid became a winner with a routine par. The lapse by Watson, who has been troubled by inconsistent short putting for the four years of his slump, cost him a chance to go past Jack Nicklaus and take the all-time money-winning lead on the PGA Tour.