ESPN columnist Bob Harig has a collection of the Masters memories of past Champions, including Sandy Lyle, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara, Gary Player, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Ian Woosnam and Fuzzy Zoeller. It’s a nice collection because—aside from Player and Watson—these are not the ones typically interviewed about Augusta.
Craig Stadler led by six shots with nine holes to play in 1992, but fell into a tie with Dan Pohl, forcing a sudden-death playoff, which Stadler won with a par at the 10th hole, the first extra hole.
“Three-putting 18 stands out, if you really want to know. To fall back into the playoff. I hit two good shots to about 40 feet with a 4-iron. I thought I hit a pretty good first putt and left it 8 feet short. And hit a good second putt. So there you go. We went right to the playoff. Unfortunately, he returned the favor by three-putting 10. It worked out. Obviously, it would have been nice to stand there on 18 with my arms up after having made the putt. But that’s OK. I haven’t lost sleep over it.”