Sunday, April 7, 1935 – Shot Heard ’Round the World
Gene Sarazen won the second staging of The Masters in a playoff with Craig Wood due, in large part, to holing a 4-wood from 235 yards for double-eagle on the par-5 15th. The 33-year-old Sarazen defeated Wood in a 36-hole playoff the next day to earn the $1,500 first prize.
Sunday, April 10, 2005 – The Chip
Tiger Woods won his fourth green jacket in a playoff with Chris DiMarco, highlighted by his unlikely chip-in from behind the par-3 16th hole that produced one of CBS announcer Verne Lundquist’s most memorable lines: “In your life have you seen anything like that?!”
Sunday, April 12, 1987 – The Chip II
Local favorite Larry Mize chipped in from 140 feet on the 11th hole – the second hole of a playoff – to hand snake-bitten Greg Norman another tough loss in a major. Said Norman: “I didn’t think Larry would get down in two, and I was right. He got down in one.”
Sunday, April 12, 2010 – Tree-mendous
Despite pleas from his caddie “Bones” Mackay to re-think his strategy, Phil Mickelson laced a 6-iron off pine straw and between two trees on the par-5 13th hole, with the ball coming to rest three feet from the cup. The ensuing birdie earned the fearless one his third green jacket.
Sunday, April 10, 1988 – What a Blast
Sandy Lyle became the first British player to win The Masters when his 7-iron from a fairway bunker on No. 18 settled within 10 feet of the hole and he made the birdie putt to avoid a playoff with Mark Calcavecchia.