Though they weren't paired together, Italy's Costantino Rocca and American John Daly were the key players in one of the most dramatic conclusions in Open history. Daly was sitting pretty as the clubhouse leader in 1995, Rocca still with two holes to play. But the Italian's second shot at St. Andrews' notorious 17th ended up on the path behind the green. Needing at least a par to give himself a fighting chance at 18, Rocca managed a bump-and-run to squirm to within 6 ft. of the hole, and par was indeed attained. After a solid tee shot, a woeful approach left him at least 60 ft. from a potential playoff. But then he nailed an absolute beauty, holing the putt and sinking to his knees. The triumph, alas, was fleeting: Rocca fell to Daly in the playoff.
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