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The Most Memorable Moments in Golfing History

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Golf has had many memorable moments throughout its history, from stunning comebacks to incredible shots.

Here are some of the most memorable moments in golfing history:

  1. Jack Nicklaus’ 1986 Masters Win: At age 46, Nicklaus became the oldest player to win the Masters. He came from behind in the final round, shooting a 6-under 30 on the back nine to win his sixth green jacket.
  2. Tiger Woods’ 2000 U.S. Open Victory: Woods won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by a record 15 strokes, setting a new standard for dominance in golf. His performance has been called one of the greatest in the history of the sport.
  1. The 1999 Ryder Cup “Battle of Brookline”: The U.S. team staged a dramatic comeback on the final day of the Ryder Cup, winning the last seven matches to overcome a four-point deficit and win the Cup. The celebration on the 17th green, where Justin Leonard holed a 45-foot putt, remains one of the most memorable moments in Ryder Cup history.
  2. Payne Stewart’s 1999 U.S. Open Victory: Stewart won the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in dramatic fashion, sinking a 15-foot par putt on the final hole to beat Phil Mickelson by one stroke. Tragically, Stewart died in a plane crash just four months later.
  3. Tom Watson’s “Duel in the Sun” with Jack Nicklaus: In the 1977 British Open at Turnberry, Watson and Nicklaus battled each other in what is often called the greatest head-to-head battle in golf history. Watson won by one stroke, shooting a final-round 65 to Nicklaus’ 66.

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  1. Gene Sarazen’s “Shot Heard Round the World”: In the 1935 Masters, Sarazen hit a double eagle (an albatross) on the par-5 15th hole, using a 4-wood from 235 yards out. The shot helped Sarazen tie for the lead and win in a playoff the next day.
  2. Bubba Watson’s 2012 Masters Victory: Watson won his first major championship in dramatic fashion, hitting an incredible hook shot from the trees on the 10th hole in a sudden-death playoff against Louis Oosthuizen. The shot has been called one of the greatest in Masters history.

These are just a few of the many memorable moments in golfing history. Each one represents a special moment in the sport and has left a lasting impact on golf fans around the world.

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