5 Major Championship Moments to Keep You Busy
5 Major Championship Moments to Keep You Busy

5 Major Championship Moments to Keep You Busy

Posted on March 31, 2020
1997 Masters Final Round 
Tiger Woods stepping on the scene in the early '90s was a shock to the PGA TOUR and the entire sports world.  His dominance was often unrelenting, his presence during the final round was always felt by his competitors and anyone in view of his glaring "Sunday Red" attire.  There isn’t a more fitting example of this than the 1997 Masters where Tiger won his very first major championship by 12 strokes.


2008 U.S. Open 18-hole Playoff & Sudden Death

Two unlikely players face off in what started as an 18-hole playoff in 2008 at Torrey Pines.  Plagued by knee issues overshadowing his season, world #1 Tiger Woods made a birdie on the 72nd hole of regular play to tie and sneak into a playoff with world-ranked #157 and 45-year-old Rocco Mediate.  The match was a true David verse Goliath story that was not only competitive down to the very last hole, but a genuinely fun round of golf for both players.



1986 Masters Final Round
The debate may forever go on regarding who the greatest golfer of all time is, Jack or Tiger.  For those of you who would be voting for Jack, this is for you!  In 1986 with his son, Jackie on the bag, Jack Nicklaus won his 6th and final Masters tournament of his career at age 46.


1999 U.S. Open Final Round
A feel-good story for the ages.  Payne Stewart holds off a stacked field of Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, and Phil Mickelson on the back 9 of Pinehurst no. 2.  Stewart was a golf icon, wearing his iconic plus fours and Kangol hat.  His U.S. Open win in 1999 was his third and final major championship before he tragically passed away in an airplane accident only a few months after this win at the age of 42.



2004 Masters Final Round
Phil Mickelson finally shakes the monkey off his back and slips into his first green jacket at the age of 33.  In 2004, not only did Phil outlast some of the best in the game but the 68th Masters tournament was another historic moment for Arnold Palmer, as it was his 50th consecutive and final appearance at Augusta National Golf Club.

 

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