Ben Hogan: 1946 Masters
In his first post-war Masters, Hogan trailed unheralded Herman Keiser by one. Hogan hit his approach onto the 18th green, 12 feet above the hole. (Hogan's own account, quoted in Curt Sampson's "Hogan" book, said 15 feet, but most accounts said 12.) If he made it he would win. Hogan gently tapped the putt and missed. Hogan claimed it rolled four feet by, but three other accounts have it listed at 2 and 2 1/2 feet. Hogan missed the comebacker as well, with one account stating it didn't touch the hole. In this photo, Hogan shows Keiser [middle] and Bobby Jones [right] how short his putt was.