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Memorable Masters Moments

Memorable moments from the Masters golf tournament

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    Memorable moments from the Masters golf tournament
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    In the final round of the 1935 Masters, Gene Sarazen holed out from 225 yards away on the 15th. Thanks to his 4-wood, Sarazen went on to beat Craig Wood in a 36-hole playoff to become the second Masters winner.
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    Byron Nelson outlasted Ben Hogan by a single shot in an 18-hole playoff in the 1942 Masters. Nelson chopped down an early Hogan lead by going 6-under over an 11-hole stretch.
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    Arnold Palmer won his first Masters title at 28 in 1958. It wasn't without controversy, though. After a sunken ball yielded him a double-bogey, Palmer played another ball, made par, and won a rules appeal to chop off the two strokes and guarantee him the win.
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    A pudgy 23-year-old Jack Nicklaus became the youngest winner in Masters history with his 1963 triumph. His record stood for 34 years until a 21-year-old phenom named Tiger Woods captured his first green jacket in 1997.
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    Arnold Palmer won the 1964 Masters by six strokes to tie up his fourth title, a mark that stood for a decade.
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    Two years after his first green jacket, the Golden Bear set a then-Masters record by posting a 17-under 271 in 1965.
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    One of the biggest blunders in Masters history came during a playoff in the 1968 tournament when Roberto De Vincenzo incorrectly penciled in his birdie on the par-4 17th as a "4" instead of a "3." The mistake cost him the win as he finished second behind Bob Goalby.
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    Seven shots off the lead, Gary Player ripped through the final round for an 8-under 64 to claim the 1978 Masters title. It was Player's third title; the South African became the first foreigner to win the competition in 1961.
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    Jack Nicklaus won his sixth and final Green Jacket at 46, 20 years the elder from his first victory at Augusta National. He was the oldest player to ever win, and his mark of six titles remains the standard today.
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    In perhaps the most thrilling finish in Masters history, Larry Mize sunk an incredible 140-foot chip to beat Greg Norman in a playoff in 1987. Norman was quoted as saying "I think I'm more disappointed now than in any tournament I've played."
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    Less than a week after serving as a pallbearer at his golf teacher Harvey Penick's funeral, Ben Crenshaw was overcome with emotion as he earned his second Masters title with a one-stroke victory in 1995.
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    With a six-shot lead in 1996, it seemed as if Greg Norman would finally win his first Green Jacket. But the Shark suffered a historic collapse, shooting a 78 in the final round and giving way to Nick Faldo.
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    At age 21, Tiger Woods became the youngest player to win the Masters ... and it wasn't even close. Tiger posted an 18-under 270 to win by 12 strokes, the largest margin of victory in the tournament's 74-year history.
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    Two-time Masters champ Fuzzy Zoeller made some shockingly racist comments following Tiger's 1997 Masters victory. While referring to Woods as the "little boy," Zoeller said he hoped Tiger wouldn't serve fried chicken and collard greens at a dinner for past Masters winners.
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    In 1998, Mark O'Meara birdied the final two holes to beat Fred Couples and David Duval by a single stroke.
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    By winning the 2001 Masters, Tiger Woods became the first player ever to stand as the reigning champion of the current four majors at the same time. However, because all four events weren't in the same calendar year, he was denied a true "Grand Slam," thus the origin of the term "Tiger Slam."
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    Phil Michelson won his first Green Jacket -- and his first major -- with a clutch putt on 18 in the 2004 Masters.
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    With his father and mentor, Earl, battling cancer, Tiger took the course and captured the fourth Green Jacket of his illustrious career. Overcome with emotion, he dedicated the win to his dying father.
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    Zach Johnson made Masters history in 2007 when tied Sam Snead's and Jack Burke's record for the highest winning score of 289 (+1). Johnson finished 2 strokes ahead of Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen and Rory Sabbitini. The win marked the first major title of his career.
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    After having a calcified fibrosis tumor removed from his diaphragm, and subsequently missing the first eight weeks of the '08 PGA Tour, Trevor Immelman marched to his first Masters title, shooting an 8-under par in the final round and finishing three strokes ahead of Tiger.