But in the end the biggest winner was the playoff loser, Lohr. In 11 years on Tour he has won just once, in the 1988 Walt Disney World Classic. At the 1993 Texas Open he shared the third-round lead, shot 64 on Sunday, then stood on the 18th green as Jay Haas lined up a 20-foot putt to tie. "Those are the times you're thinking, Yeah, he can make it. But in the back of your mind you're thinking he probably won't," Lohr says. Haas made the putt and then birdied twice to win the playoff. Lohr looked and learned.
Last week at Glen Abbey, he knew that playing safe would be a mistake. He had no timeouts left, the clock was running, it was fourth-and-goal. Time to go to the Vince Lombardi quote book.
"To me, winning isn't everything, it's the only thing," Lohr said. The only difference was, he came up a yard short.