The playoff in golf is, by its very nature, an exciting prospect: Two (or sometimes more) men go head to head over a few holes—or a full 18—to determine a tournament's victor. When such a spectacle takes place on the stage of a major championship, the intensity, intrigue and excitement of the competition ascend to an even higher realm of sport.
While this list is undoubtedly biased toward the television age and sudden-death playoffs, I hope it captures some of better moments in the history of this great game. Feel free to add to/disagree with the list, just be sure to get the putt to the hole (unlike Tom Watson at the 2009 Open Championship).
With Adam Scott's playoff triumph fresh in our minds, on to the list!