Originally posted on Aaron Torres Sports  |  Last updated 4/13/13
(Photo Courtesy: USA Today Sports) (When our friends over at My GolfLocker asked me if they could do quick a guest post on this weekend's Masters golf tournament, it was an opportunity I just couldn't pass up. No one knows the sport of golf and the history of this great tournament quite like they do. Enjoy, and when you get a moment, hop over to their site, and definitely check out the good work they're doing. While reigning Champion Bubba Watson has left his new hovercraft cart at home for this weekend’s competition, we’re reminded that the US Masters Tournament has played host to its fair share of astounding moments. From incorrect scorecards to incredible shots, let’s take a look at some of the events that have defined competition in Augusta. 1935: The Shot Heard ‘Round the World – In the tournament’s second year, Gene Sarazen managed to hole an incredible shot from the fairway. This was on the par 5 15th, giving him a double eagle, and eventually the victory. He remarked that “That double eagle wouldn’t have meant a thing if I hadn’t won the playoff the next day. The aspect I cherish most is that both Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones witnessed the shot…’ 1968 - “What a Stupid I Am”: Robert DeVicenzo made a terrible error by signing an incorrect scorecard. His partner Tommy Aaron listed a 4 instead of a 3 on the 17th, costing DeVicenzo the opportunity to compete in the playoff with the eventual winner, Bob Goalby. The event led to the famous line, “What a stupid I am.” 1975 - The 3-Way Standoff: This year saw Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller engaged in a hard fought competition, in which Nicklaus emerged victorious by just a single stroke. Many regard this as the most exciting tournament in Augusta’s history. Almost a decade later, Weiskopf admitted that “Jack knew he was going to beat you. You knew Jack was going to beat you. And Jack knew that you knew that he was going to beat you.” 1989 – Snow in Augusta: Usually sunny Augusta was hit with snow through winter, covering the club in January. The weather eased in time however, with the course in perfect condition for the tournament. If you’re looking for warm golf clothing, Galvin Green from MyGolfLocker.co.uk is ideal. 1997 – Record Breaking Debut: Just a year after turning professional, Tiger Woods won on his major debut at the Masters. If that wasn’t enough, he was also just 21 at the time, and won by 12 strokes, his score breaking the record that had stood for 32 years. In total, he set no less than 20 Masters records that year. 2003 – Failed Protest: Martha Burk attempted to organise a protest at the Masters over admission of female members to the Augusta National Golf Club. She was denied a permit. Since then, womens golf clubs have become more common, and Augusta National now has two female members. 2009 – End of an Era: Legendary golfer Gary Player competes in his final US Masters Tournament. It is his 52nd consecutive competition at Augusta, having won on three occasions.  
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