Par 4, 437 yards
The tournament came down to the final hole, with four players tied for the lead, and it was Jerry Pate who emerged with birdie and the victory. Pate's 5-iron approach from 167 yards into the wind came to rest 12 feet right of the hole, and he ran the uphill putt into the cup for the win. The 18th was the second-hardest hole of the day, yielding seven birdies.
SHOT OF THE DAY
Pate would not have been in position to win on 18 had he not pulled off a great shot at the par-5 12th. He had gone for the green in two, and his ball came up short and plugged. When he took a drop, the ball rolled back into some mud. Pate figured he was in trouble, but managed to blast out of the muck to 4 feet, setting up birdie that tied him for the lead.
STAT OF THE DAY
Pate's last victory was at the 1982 Players Championship, a span of 23 years, 11 months, 11 days.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I look at the leaderboard and I see (Hale) Irwin is still there, like a bad dream, an old dog and you can't shake him off. He's unbelievable. People don't realize how great of a player Hale Irwin is. He's there every time." - Pate after defeating Irwin by one stroke