Friday, March 30, 2012

The Masters Sudden Death Playoff

The Masters is the only major championship that has a sudden death playoff system. The U.S. Open has an 18 hole playoff on Monday, the British has a four hole aggregate, and the PGA has a three hole aggregate.

They currently start a Masters playoff at 18, then go to 10, 11, and so on. I believe they should change it to a three hole aggregate using amen corner (holes 11,12, and 13). This is a perfect combination with a par-4, par-3, and par-5.

The Players Championship has also just changed their playoff format to a three hole aggregate using holes 16, 17, and 18. The Players is the only regular tour event that has this.

The most recent playoff at the Masters occurred in 2013 when Adam Scott defeated Angel Cabrera on the 10th hole to win his first major.