Fuzzy Zoeller won the 1979 Masters, but the tournament is perhaps better known for Ed Sneed losing it. Sneed, a solid player on the PGA Tour for many years, began the final round of the 1979 Masters with a 5-stroke lead. He still led by three strokes with three holes to play - but bogied each of those final three holes.
The dropped Sneed into a tie with Zoeller and Tom Watson. All three golfers parred the first playoff hole, then Zoeller won the Green Jacket with a birdie on the second playoff hole.
Zoeller was a Masters rookie in 1979, and he was the first Masters rookie to win the tournament since Gene Sarazen in 1935. The 1979 playoff was also the first sudden-death playoff in the tournament's history.