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The PGA's Defining Moments

From good to bad to bizarre, the moments we'll remember from Valhalla

August 2014
phil mickelson, rory mcilroy on No. 18

The bizarre 18th hole

In the end, the guy who was leading made par on the last to win. Maybe that doesn't sound so crazy, yet this may go down as the strangest finishing hole in major championship history. With light rapidly fading and the pairing of Fowler and Mickelson already in the 18th fairway, they called ahead to McIlroy to tee off on the last hole as well. First McIlroy's drive sailed right and landed within feet of the water. Then he hit his second shot up toward the green with Fowler and Mickelson thinking he was going to wait. Lastly, there was the two-putt from 33 feet on the final green in virtual darkness. Had McIlroy missed to force a playoff, we might never have heard the end of it. -- S.W.
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