After a stunningly long birdie putt fell on hole 17 for Keegan Bradley followed back-to-back-to-back bogeys by Jason Dufner on holes 15-17 brought the two golfers to a tie on the 18th hole at 8-under apiece.
Bradley and Dufner played the hole identically, both kicking their drives onto fairway off the slope of a bunker, then landing their second shots on the green more than 40 feet away from the hole, but safely clearing the water that consumed so many aggressive iron shots.
Both safely two-putted for par, and both will compete in a three-hole playoff — winner will have the better aggregate score — on the treacherous holes 16, 17 and 18. Martin Kaymer won last year's tournament in the same format, but he was much more of a known entity than Dufner and Bradley are.
The golf world will have a new champion very soon, and one thing can be assured about the winner — no one will know very much about him.
To follow the result of the playoff holes, check back with this storystream.