The best moments in golf take place at the majors which are The U.S. Open, PGA Championship, British Open and Masters. Win one of those tournaments, and your name is carved into golf history. Win more than one of these and you’re a legend. If you win more majors than anyone else, such as Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (15), and you will become a legend in all of sports.
Here are some of the greatest moments in golfing.
“The Duel In The Sun” – Tom Watson Vs Jack Nicklaus in 1977 at Turnberry, Scotland
The 1977 Open will long be recalled for a 36-hole pitched battle between two of the golf’s all-time greats to decide the winner.
With 14 major golfing titles, Jack Nicklaus had already proven himself as the greatest player in the game however found himself staring down a young Tom Watson who was playing some of the best golf of his life. Knotted at -2 following two rounds, Nicklaus and Watson were paired for the last two rounds and they put on a show.
The pair each shot 65 in the third round in order to remain tied going into the last round and looked to be poised to maintain that sizzling pace on Sunday. Indeed, going to the tee at 18, Nicklaus had a seven-stroke leader over his closest competitor however remained one stroke back of Watson.
The Golden Bear beat a shaky tee shot, reaching the green in two, and briefly seized a share of top spot with a spectacular long putt. However it would not be sufficient to keep pace with Watson, who played the 18th perfectly, putting the ball within three feet of the cup with an outstanding approach shot prior to sealing the win with a birdie putt.
Tiger Woods Completes The “Tiger Slam”
As you might know, the amazing Tiger Woods was the first person who bagged four successive major golf championships in 2001. However this is not the only unforgettable victory for Woods, for instance, his incredible chip shot at the Masters in 2005.
He will forever be remembered because of that moment as it was legendary as winning big when playing bingo in Australian online. In addition, that shot is deemed to be one of the most difficult ones to be accomplished in golfing history.
Miracle Man – Ben Hogan, Carnoustie, 1953
The American journeyed to Scotland four years after his near-fatal car crash in order to compete in his one and only Open Championship which he won.
The leading Masters and US Open champion started off with a 73, and got better with each round, finishing off a solid tournament with a birdie on the last hole and a course-record of 68.
It was his ninth and last Major, and in spite of promising to return, he never did.
Henrik Stenson – 2016 British Open
The Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson became the first male golfer from a Scandinavian country to bag a major, establishing the course record by shooting 20-under. He required every bit of it to beat Phil Mickelson with three strokes. The 2016 British Open would be the only major victory of his career.