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114 THE CUT SCOTT HOCH 1989 Masters Tournament Hoch faced a two-foot (61cm) putt on Augusta’s 10th green to win his playoff with Nick Faldo and secure his first major. But the putt caught the lip, Faldo birdied the next and Hoch never finished in the top four of a major again. SERGIO GARCIA 2007 Open Championship Garcia had an eight- footer for victor y on the final green (pictured at top). His putt looked good, but caught the left side of the hole and stayed above ground. Four playoff holes later, Padraig Harrington was the champion. GREG NORMAN 1993 US PGA His putt to win in regulation rolled over the edge of the hole. And on the first playoff hole, his putt to win looked perfect, but somehow stayed out. “It’s one of the nastiest lip-outs I’ve ever seen,” admitted winner Paul Azinger. IK KIM 2012 Kraft Nabisco The Korean had a one- foot putt to win. Much to the astonishment of ever yone watching, her effort rolled around the edge of the hole and ended up back at her feet. The shell-shocked 23-year-old lost in a playoff. TEAM USA Ryder Cup 2012 On the 16th hole, Jim Furyk’s putt to go two up with two to play against Sergio Garcia somehow lipped out, and on the 17th green Phil Mickelson’s birdie chip against Justin Rose did the same. If these shots had dropped, the US would have won 14.5 -13.5 . THE FIVE MOST COSTLY LIP-OUTS IN HISTORY Copyright Golf World Garcia’s missed eight-footer for victory at the Open Championship, 2007.
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