Craig Stadler, 1982
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.
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
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.
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.