Golf History: Picks For Top 5 Moments

Top 5 Moments in Golf History

Golf history is made everyday, but it is not often that monumental moments that put a major imprint on history happened. We have compiled 

1. 1999: U.S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (PAYNE STEWART)

Payne Stewart had a fascinating battle that will go down the halls of golf history against his compatriot Phil Mickelson to claim his second U.S Open championship. Stewart had a poor start at the beginning of the game and needed a 15-foot putt to make par to the 18th hole to win the tournament and beat his opponent Mickelson, and in an act of pure skill he was able to do it much to the surprise of onlookers. Unfortunately, Stewart died a few months later after the tournament.

2. 2001: THE ”TIGER SLAM” BY TIGER WOODS

Tiger Woods’ accomplishment was labeled as the “Tiger Slam” due to the monumental fact that he was the first in history and still to this date to win four consecutive major golf championships. He had held the PGA TOUR championship, U.S. Open, Open Championship, and Masters Championship in 2001 all at the same time. 

3. 2004: U.S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (PHIL MICKELSON)

Before this major feat, Mickelson had finished in the second position in three major championships. Then third in five others alongside three Masters tournaments. He finally had a grip on the championship when he stepped up his game in 2004 when he won his first major Masters tournament.  With an incredible 18-foot birdie on the final hole, he took the win, utilizing a technique was last performed by Mark o’ Meara in 1998.

4. 2012: THE MIRACLE AT MEDINAH

In what ultimately became the reverse of the 1999 Ryder cup, it had been Europe who mounted a fantastic comeback victory on the ultimate day of play to get over 10-6 right down to win 14 ½ – 13 ½ in 2012.

It’s considered one among the best sporting comebacks of all time and, therefore, the greatest Ryder cup victory ever. Despite Justin Rose’s exploits on the penultimate day of play, the score stood at 10-6 with Team USA needing just 4 ½ points to clinch victory. However, Team Europe went on to gain 8 ½ points to win the Ryder Cup with Martin Kaymer has the honor of sinking a five-foot putt to seal the win and go down in major golf history.

5. 2017: GARCIA FINALLY ON TOP OF HIS GAME

At the 74th attempt, Sergio Garcia finally broke his majors’ curse by winning the 2017 Masters after a playoff victory against Justin Rose. No other golfer has competed in additional majors without winning. So for the Spaniard to realize his goal, this finally was a special moment for him and the millions of golf fans watching history. Garcia became the third Spaniard to wear the famous green jacket after José María Olazábal and Seve Ballesteros.

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