It was mayhem at Whistling Straits after the ruling cost Dustin Johnson two of the most precious shots of his career, but the dust (no sand pun intended) did settle quickly and there was a playoff to be played.
Bubba Watson, who made his par on the 72nd hole to be the first to post 11-under at the PGA Championship, got in a golf cart, and headed out to the 10th hole to start his three hole playoff against Martin Kaymer.
Bubba made quick work on the first playoff hole with a birdie, only to see Kaymer make an incredible two on the par-3 17th, their second playoff hole. Then came the 18th, the hole that caused such a disturbance in regulation.
Watson was standing over his second shot as most of the chatter was about the lie that Kaymer had drawn in the rough. Then came his iron shot.
There aren't a lot of times in Bubba's life that people have used the word short to describe one of his golf shots, but this one was about four knots south of short. It found water that had barely come into play earlier in the week, and he was forced to drop. The look on his face said it all. That was his opportunity to seize the strange playoff, but he now had to make a miraculous bogey and hope it was good enough to play the hole again.
His fourth shot sailed long, leaving him a downhill bunker shot that he needed to hole out for a bogey to put the pressure back on Kaymer. It seemed for a second that the last hour at Whistling Straits, as bizarre a 60 minutes as the golf world has seen in decades, might continue because of a bunker shot that found the bottom of the cup for bogey. His shot was dead on, but had a little too much pace. Double-bogey for Bubba, no Wanamaker Trophy.
There are few guys on tour with the attitude that Bubba shows day in and day out on the golf course. On the 16th hole on Sunday, he turned to the camera to let everyone know how much fun he was having. When he heard Kaymer made his par putt on the 72nd hole to stay at 11-under, his reaction was like an old buddy had just landed a job. And right after he lost the biggest tournament of his life, he went to Twitter to let everyone know something: "Ryder cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Yep, that's Bubba.