9. 2004: Cink rallies amid a ruckus
Stewart Cink fired a final-round 64 to come from nine shots behind and win the Heritage in a playoff with Ted Purdy, but a controversy overshadowed Cink’s heroics. Cink hit his approach to the 16th hole out of a waste area, first moving some loose impediments, which he had been told by an official he could do. Cink went on to beat Purdy on their fifth playoff hole. Purdy, while not blaming Cink, blasted the ruling. “Every player that’s come up to me said I got robbed,” Purdy told Golf World magazine. “… I bet the founders in Scotland, the forefathers, are rolling over in their graves.” Postscript: The following year the area was converted to a bunker.