Ian Woosnam, 1991
In a taut final round Woosnam, 33, became the fourth consecutive European to win the green jacket. He holed a six-foot par putt at the 18th to edge José María Olazábal, who bogeyed the hole, by a shot.
Woosnam's victory validated his No. 1 World Ranking. He won once more in '91, on the European tour, and finished with 28 career titles on that circuit.
Fred Couples, 1992
In the final round Couples pushed his tee shot at the 12th hole, and his ball landed on the closely cropped bank in front of the green—normally a fatal mistake. Instead, the ball trickled a few feet, then miraculously stopped short of Rae's Creek. Couples, 32, pitched on, made par and won by two over Ray Floyd.
In 1992 Couples finished atop the money list and for the second consecutive season won the Vardon Trophy and was named player of the year. Over the next 17 years Couples won six more Tour events.