One of the great things about professional sports is that, in addition to seeing your favorite participants playing at the top of their game, occasionally something magical happens. Golf is no exception and the US Masters Tournament has seen more than its fair share of wow! There are some moments so amazing you just had to be there to get the full effect. Plus you get a lifetime of bragging rights.
The Shot Heard Around The World
We start with the legendary 'shot heard around the world' by golfing legend Gene Sarazen. We'll forgive you if you weren't there in person as this took place way back in 1935, which was only the second year of the Masters Tournament. At the 15th hole Sarazen sent the ball 235 yards to score a double eagle. His amazing stroke was soon dubbed the 'shot heard around the world' and it helped put Augusta and the US Masters on the map.
Hometown Boy Larry Mize Does Good
The 1987 Masters was full of surprises when Larry Mize found himself in a sudden-death playoff with Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman. Despite being the underdog, Mize was destined to be forever known for a spectacular shot when he chipped to birdie. One missed putt from Norman later, and Mize had won the famed green jacket. Better yet, Mize comes from Augusta! Amazing stories don't get any better than when it's a hometown boy who triumphs on the big stage.
Tiger Woods' Stunning Comeback
The 2019 Masters surely stands as one of the great comeback stories in sports. It had everything: a aging superstar past his prime who had been in the news for all the wrong reasons, and little to no expectation that he would do well. Despite health and other problems, Woods fought his way to a stunning victory in Augusta where it had all begun for him so many years beforehand.
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