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ONE AND DONE
Rick Lipsey
April 02, 2012
For sixteen players, including 1982 champion Craig Stadler and last year's winner, Charl Schwartzel, the Masters has been their only victory in a major.
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April 02, 2012

One And Done

For sixteen players, including 1982 champion Craig Stadler and last year's winner, Charl Schwartzel, the Masters has been their only victory in a major.

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Craig Stadler, 1982

Replay

Stadler began the final round with a three-shot lead and was ahead by six when he stepped on to the 10th tee. But Dan Pohl made a back-nine charge while Stadler limped home with four bogeys, including a three-putt from 30 feet at 18 that dropped him into a tie with Pohl at four-under 284. Stadler won by parring the first playoff hole, the 10th, after Pohl missed an eight-footer for par.

Postmortem

Stadler won three other tournaments and led the Tour in earnings in '82. He went on to have 10 more top 10s in majors, the best being a third at the '88 Masters.

Larry Mize, 1987

Replay

A little-known one-time Tour winner from Augusta, Mize, 28, holed a six-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to make the playoff with Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman. Ballesteros was eliminated on the first extra hole, and on the second Mize made what is arguably the most dramatic pitch-in in golf history—a 140-foot shot from right of the green.

Postmortem

Mize was sixth on the '87 money list, but over the next two decades he never finished in the top 10 in a major and won only two more Tour events.

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