The Top 10 Masters Moments of All Time

Prev1 of 2Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

The Masters is unique.

It gets grouped in with the PGA Championship, the British Open and the US Open as the four “major championship” tournaments in men’s professional golf, but I would venture to say that nearly any golf fan would put The Masters in a class all of its own.

You’ll get the purists that say that there’s nothing like the British Open, and while that’s true, I think in America, The Masters is held in a higher regard.

Assembling the top 10 moments in Masters history is not exactly easy.

With over 75 years of tournaments, the sheer volume of memorable moments is staggering. And the moments are not simply limited to winners, but rather the many, many moments that help validate and give credence to the reasons why millions of people spend their weekends hacking away at their local course.

Still, in this list, a certain amount of favor will be shown to those who have won, as they are most often identified with that particular year’s tournament.

Here is my list of the Top 10 moments in Masters history. I’m sure you’ll disagree with some of my choices, and some of you will abhor that your favorite moment is missing. I assure you that your favorite moment received my consideration and was placed in the honorable mention category.

#10 – Gene Sarazen, 1935 – “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World”

Probably the biggest reason that this moment is only tenth is the fact that it happened 77 years ago.

On the par-5 15th hole at Augusta National, Sarazen holed out from 235 yards on his second shot, sinking the rare double-eagle, to help force a 36-hole playoff against Craig Wood. Sarazen went on to win his only Green Jacket that day, and the Sarazen Bridge at Augusta was named in his honor.

Gene Sarazen in 1937 - top masters moments

—–

#9 – Seve Ballesteros, 1980

Having finished second at the British Open as a 16-year old in 1974, Ballesteros was already a known commodity in the golf world. He captured his first major, the British Open, in 1979, and the following year Seve became the first European golfer to win The Masters, and also became the youngest golfer, at age 23, to capture a Green Jacket.

His record has since been eclipsed by Tiger Woods, but Ballesteros’ opening-round 66 helped propel him into Masters lore.

—–

#8 – Tiger Woods, 2001 – “The Tiger Slam”

Tiger had won the last three majors in 2000, including a winning score of 19-under at the British Open, and he came into the 2001 Masters with a chance to hold all four major titles at once.

Woods finished the opening round with a 2-under 70, but made a charge up the leaderboard on Friday with a 6-under 66. Tiger took the lead on Saturday and held off the once-formidable David Duval on Sunday to complete the “Tiger Slam.”

—–

#7 – Ben Crenshaw, 1995 – “The 15th Club”

Ben Crenshaw had already won a Green Jacket in 1984 and was clearly on the backside of his career, but Crenshaw famously played with a “15th Club” in his bag during the 1995 Masters – the spirit of Harvey Penick.

One day after serving as a pall bearer for his longtime swing coach and close friend Penick, Crenshaw was able to pull out a one-stroke victory over Davis Love III.

Crenshaw, 43 at the time, had not broken 70 in two months, but shot 70-67-69-68 to record his final PGA victory.

Crenshaw is overcome with emotions following his 1995 Masters victory.

—–

#6 – Faldo defeats Norman, 1996

Greg Norman led the 1996 Masters by six strokes after three rounds, shooting an impressive 63-69-71 through Saturday. Through nine holes on Sunday, Norman still held a two-stroke lead, but shot a 40 on the back nine, while Nick Faldo closed with a 33 to end up with an impressive five-stroke victory.

Norman would never win a Masters in his career, while the Green Jacket was Faldo’s third in his career.

Greg Norman reacting to choking away the 1996 Masters.

—–

#5 – Larry Mize, 1987

Mize, in a playoff with Greg Norman, sits 140 yards off the green with a sand wedge in his hand. This video says the rest.

*****

We’ve shown you six of the ten best Masters moments of all-time. Now it’s time for the top 4, and unsurprisingly Phil, Jack, and Tiger feature prominently at the top of the list. One of them is even featured twice.

Who gets double recognition and which moment stands above all others as the top Masters moment of all time?

Continue reading to find out…

Prev1 of 2Next
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse


About Chris Callaway

Chris lives and works in La Crosse, Wisconsin, working primarily on-air while doing some writing as well. He is a part-owner of the Green Bay Packers, a Milwaukee Brewers die-hard, learning hockey while supporting the Minnesota Wild, and is also a fan of the Wisconsin Badgers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Follow him on twitter @ccallaway33.

Comments

  1. Hello Web Admin, I noticed that your On-Page SEO is is missing a few factors, for one you do not use all three H tags in your post, also I notice that you are not using bold or italics properly in your SEO optimization. On-Page SEO means more now than ever since the new Google update: Panda. No longer are backlinks and simply pinging or sending out a RSS feed the key to getting Google PageRank or Alexa Rankings, You now NEED On-Page SEO. So what is good On-Page SEO?First your keyword must appear in the title.Then it must appear in the URL.You have to optimize your keyword and make sure that it has a nice keyword density of 3-5% in your article with relevant LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing). Then you should spread all H1,H2,H3 tags in your article.Your Keyword should appear in your first paragraph and in the last sentence of the page. You should have relevant usage of Bold and italics of your keyword.There should be one internal link to a page on your blog and you should have one image with an alt tag that has your keyword….wait there’s even more Now what if i told you there was a simple WordPress plugin that does all the On-Page SEO, and automatically for you? That’s right AUTOMATICALLY, just watch this 4minute video for more information at. Seo Plugin

  2. Good blog you have got here.. It’s difficult to find good quality writing like yours these days.
    I truly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  3. That is really fascinating, You’re an overly skilled blogger.
    I have joined your rss feed and stay up for looking for more of your
    wonderful post. Additionally, I have shared your web site
    in my social networks

  4. Hey very interesting blog!

  5. Exactly what I was looking for, appreciate it for putting up.

  6. If you want to improve your knowledge simply keep visiting this web page and be updated with the most recent information posted here.

  7. I am in fact thankful to the holder of this site who has shared
    this enormous post at at this place.

  8. Hi, the whole thing is going perfectly here
    and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s genuinely excellent, keep up writing.

  9. hemplifeglobal Hi everyone, it’s my first pay a visit at this web site, and post is really fruitful in favor of me, keep up posting such articles.|

  10. The beauty of those running a blog motors in addition to CMS websites can be the possible lack of limitations and also easier tricks that allows builders to put into action loaded information and ‘skin’ the web page so that will together with hardly any energy one could never detect exactly what it truly is making the site break just about all devoid of limiting information as well as usefulness.

  11. Thanks for every other fantastic post. The place else may anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect means of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I am at the search for such information.

  12. hi!,I really like your writing so much! share we communicate extra about your post on AOL? I need an expert on this area to unravel my problem. Maybe that’s you! Taking a look ahead to look you.

  13. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove people from that service?

  14. As I site possessor I believe the content matter here is rattling fantastic , appreciate it for your hard work. You should keep it up forever! Good Luck.

  15. Hello! I happened to find really great information ! Continue the good work!

  16. [url=http://fxunitedscrutinized.com/2016/10/30/philipine-national-police/]fxunitedscrutinized[/url], [url=http://www.cosl.com.sg/UserProfile/tabid/61/userId/547312/Default.aspx]cosl[/url], [url=http://sgvwine.com/groups/maglietta-barcellona-joshhook/]sgvwine[/url], [url=http://gasmentok.net/berita/01032016-motor-nyemplung-kolam-umbul-ponggok-cuma-buat-selfie-lihat-cara-mereka-nyemplungin/]gasmentok[/url], [url=http://frosty.free.fr/q2a/index.php/3232/real-madrid-tr%C3%B8je-hildred]frosty[/url], [url=http://www.ilm2share.com/wp/groups/arsenal-troje-franklinh/]ilm2share[/url],

  17. I think this is among the most vital info for me. And i’m glad reading your article.
    But want to remark on few general things, The web site style is wonderful, the articles is really excellent :
    D. Good job, cheers
    psg matchtröja

  18. I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my trouble. You are amazing! Thanks!

  19. Does your blog have a contact page? I’m having problems locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.
    Maglia Milan 2017

  20. I could not resist commenting. Very well written!

  21. Did you get some of your thoughts from here (similar perspective): https://fullarticle.org/FFidea

  22. Did you get some of your thoughts from here (similar ideas): https://fullarticle.org/FBIdea

  23. The following time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I mean, I know it was my option to learn, but I actually thought youd have one thing fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you would repair when you werent too busy in search of attention.

  24. Considerably, this post is really the sweetest on this notable topic. I harmonise with your conclusions and will thirstily look forward to your incoming updates. Saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the phenomenal clarity in your writing. I will directly grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates. Admirable work and much success in your business dealings!? Please excuse my poor English as it is not my first tongue.

  25. i love the Bazooka of Megatron, i don’t understand why they did not include it on the movie’

  26. Hi! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  27. My friends and I certainly adore your website and find a majority of your articles to be exactly what I’m searching for. Do you offer guest writers to write articles for you? I would not mind publishing a post about best quotes ever or even on a number of the topics you’re posting about on this website. Again, awesome blog!

  28. You made some respectable points there. I regarded on the web for the problem and located most individuals will associate with with your website.

  29. Hi there friends, how is the whole thing, and what you desire
    to say about this article, in my view its really
    remarkable in favor of me.

  30. You are certainly right, I’d really enjoy to learn new info on this particular topic! I’m also captivated by upvc double glazed windows as I feel it is really quite unique now. Keep doing this!

  31. My friends and I really like your website and find nearly all of the posts to be just what I am trying to find. Would you offer guest writers to post content material for you? I would not mind publishing a post about Arvind Pandit or perhaps on a lot of the topics you are writing about here. Nice website!

Speak Your Mind