Oosthuizen: I was walking down the fairway, probably just level with him when he hit it. When it came out, it looked 30 yards left of the green, but I could see it had a big hook on it. I didn't know if it was going to turn enough.
Crane: I was standing to the left of the green. I was like, Oh, no, that's coming right at me! So my instinct was to duck.
Watson: As soon as I hit it, the crowd swarms around me. That takes my feel away because I can't see the ball. I'm saying, "Where is it?" I start thinking I didn't turn it enough, it's in the trees, I'm in trouble. I'm a wreck. We get out to the fairway, and I ask Teddy, "Where is it?" He says it's on the green. I'm looking front of the green, looking left side. I never looked near the pin, because why would you do that? He says, "Look 15 feet below the hole." I was like, No way! Then I see it, and I go, "Ohmygosh, ohmygosh, ohmygosh!"
Angie: I'm usually pretty calm anyway, but especially then because Caleb was falling asleep on my shoulder. When they showed the ball land on the green and spin toward the pin, I couldn't help it. I let out a yelp and jumped a little bit. Caleb lifted his head and kinda looked around like, What just happened? But he just kept snoozing.
Player: That will go down as one of the greatest shots in the history of golf. Period.
Oosthuizen: He hit a great shot, but the playoff wasn't over. He still he had a tough sidehill putt for birdie. It's a very fast green, and he couldn't really chase the birdie because it's easily a putt he could run six feet past. I felt I had a chip and a putt to take it to the next hole.
Watson: As we're walking to the green, I'm already getting too excited, but here goes Teddy again in my ear: He's going to get up-and-down a hundred times out of a hundred. He might even chip it in. You have to make the putt. You have to make it. He was unbelievable about keeping me focused on what I had to do.
Scott: I was thinking about what Larry Mize did to Greg Norman [in 1987].
LOUIS'S LAST GASP
The conservatism that left Oosthuizen short of the green affects his club selection for his third shot.