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Johnson pulled away from Woods with three birdies in a four-hole stretch, closed with a 3-under 69 and wound up winning by two shots over Woods, Retief Goosen and Rory Sabbatini. It was the first time that Woods was in the final group at a major and left without the trophy.



Mize was born in Augusta and went to school at Georgia Tech and had an otherwise ordinary career, winning the 1983 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic and never coming close to losing his card. In his four previous appearances at the Masters, he didn’t have a top 10.

And even when he got into a playoff in the 1987 Masters, no one would have put their money on Mize. Joining him was Seve Ballesteros, who already had two Masters titles, and Norman, who had made bogey on the 18th hole the year before when Nicklaus won.

Ballesteros was eliminated on the first extra hole with a bogey on No. 10, and it looked as though Mize would be next. His approach on the 11th was to the right of the 11th green, while Norman had about a 30-foot birdie putt.

What followed was one of the most memorable chips in Masters history, and a crushing blow to Norman’s psyche in the majors. Mize holed his chip from 140 feet, jumping in the air when it dropped in for birdie. Norman missed his putt and Mize, who had worked the scoreboard at the Masters as a teenager, was fitted for a green jacket.