Golf fans everywhere are familiar with the big names such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. However, the true heart and soul of professional golf is the journeyman, one who plies his trade in relative anonymity, yet providing a true contribution to the game.  One such golfer is Dick Mast. At age 61, Mast’s longevity in the game is remarkable.  In 2010, at the age of 59, he became the oldest person to Monday-qualify for a PGA Tour event, shooting a 64 to gain entry into the Greenbrier Classic.  This past year, he had one of his best years ever on the Champions Tour, finishing third in the Senior British Open and scoring two top-10 finishes.  Earlier in the year, he was the medalist at the Senior European Tour qualifying tournament. Mast has won four times on what is now the Tour, and also holds a professional competitive record.  He was 32-under-par for the four rounds of Tour qualifying in Sarasota in 1985, shooting rounds of 65-65-66-60. Although he never won on golf’s biggest stage, Mast believes he could have won 20 times had he not continually tinkered with his swing throughout his career.  He still hits the ball almost 280 yards consistently, and should have a number of good years left in him before he finally calls it a career.  He currently resides in Forest, Virginia.
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