Golf's Greatest Leaps\nIn honor of Leap Day, here are some of the most memorable instances of jumping on the golf course.\nMickelson "jumped" for joy after making a birdie putt on No. 18 to win his long-awaited first major. We say "jumped," because this photo is very flattering. Phil's vertical was actually about three inches.\nPreviously, Mickelson only watched such celebrations like in this case. Here, Payne Stewart's caddie leaps into his boss's arms following Stewart's dramatic win over Phil at Pinehurst.\nEveryone remembers Irwin running around Medinah's 18th green on Sunday after making a long putt to get into a playoff, but he showed off his hops on Monday after making birdie to beat Mike Donald in a playoff. Not bad for a 45-year-old.\nNine years later at Medinah, another famous leap happened with a much younger golfer. A spry Sergio Garcia, 19, gave us this memorable reaction after hitting a remarkable recovery shot from the base of a tree on No. 16. And he wasn't done jumping that year. . .\nAn animated Garcia's star grew at the 1999 Ryder Cup. And his enthusiasm was contagious. Here, Jesper Parnevik gets into the jumping spirit.\nOf course, Justin Leonard -- and the rest of Team USA -- got the last, um, leap, that year.\nBut no one got as much height as Sergio. Come to think of it, it's actually pretty amazing Garcia has never gotten hurt with these aerial celebrations. That's not to say others haven't. . .\nA fellow Ryder Cupper, Levet's excitement after winning his national open ended in a broken leg. His buddy smartly avoided injury by pulling his legs up higher before impact. For future reference, Thomas, that's what you're supposed to do in shallow water.\nStacy Lewis' mom (blue shirt) also suffered a broken leg after joining her daughter in the traditional winner's leap into Poppie's Pond at Mission Hills Country Club. Ouch.\nAnd Larrazabal stripped down and jumped into a pond to avoid further injury after being attacked by a swarm of hornets. Good, quick thinking there.\nOf course, the leap into Poppie's Pond usually goes smoothly. And check out her caddie, Benji Thompson, showing off some serious tumbling skills. Major style points.\nPoor Greg Norman, Part I.\nPoor Greg Norman, Part II.\nOK, so his famous chip-in on No. 17 at Pebble Beach to beat Jack Nicklaus produced more of a running gallop, but we're counting it anyway. Watson was probably too stunned the ball actually went into the hole to do a full jump.\nAfter becoming the first winner at TPC Sawgrass' Stadium Course, Pate threw course architect Pete Dye and PGA Tour commissioner Deane Beman into the lake next to the 18th green. Then Pate jumped dived belly-flopped in himself.\nBeem proved memorable golf leaps don't always have to come at a major or at a tournament with a pond by the 18th green. Making a hole-in-one to win a free car produces similar results. Even for tour pros. Even when it's just a Nissan.