7 Times the Wrong Man Won the Masters

The Year: 1987
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The Year: 1987

The Winner: Larry Mize

Should Have Won: Greg Norman

Norman's shocking collapse at the 1986 Masters remains the best known instance of the Shark's vein-opening misery at Augusta, but ultimately 1987 may have been the morbid rock bottom. The previous year, Norman had held a share of the Sunday lead heading into the 72nd hole, only to airmail victory to Jack Nicklaus via his errant approach. Now the most dominant player of his era found himself in a playoff against the great Seve Ballesteros and someone named Larry Mize. So if you're Norman you're thinking: "Well, if I lose to Seve, I guess that's okay. Who is Larry Mize? Obviously, I can't lose to Larry Mize." UNLESS LARRY MIZE PULLS SOME BONKERS VOODOO BULLSHIT ON THE FIRST HOLE OF SUDDEN DEATH. Which he did. Larry Mize should have just taken a gun out and shot Greg Norman. Unacceptable.

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