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  1. Mickelson wins first Major

    Larry Schwartz

    Phil Mickelson curled in a putt for his fifth birdie in seven holes to complete a stunning back-nine 31. His third straight round of 69 to finish at nine-under-par 279 won the Masters and his first major.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | March 09, 2005
  2. Jones makes this Grand Slam look easy

    Larry Schwartz

    Bobby Jones completes the only Grand Slam ever accomplished in golf when he wins the U.S. Amateur outside Philadelphia. Jones, who had captured the British Amateur, the British Open and the U.S. Open, defeats Eugene Homans, 8-and-7, in the Amateur final.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 21, 2001
  3. Wilson, Gibson, Ryan flood MLB record books

    Larry Schwartz

    The Cubs' Hack Wilson hits two homers at Wrigley Field, extending his NL record to 56 in 1930. In 1968, Bob Gibson lowers his ERA to 1.12, a modern NL record. Five years later, Nolan Ryan sets a record for most strikeouts in a season with 383.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 21, 2001
  4. Babe wins her last amateur, making it 17 of 18

    Larry Schwartz

    In her final amateur tournament, Babe Didrikson Zaharias wins for the 17th time in 18 events, capturing the Broadmoor Invitational in Colorado Springs.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 18, 2001
  5. Hagen first American-born to win British Open

    Larry Schwartz

    Walter Hagen becomes the first native-born American to win the British Open by beating George Duncan and Jim Barnes by one stroke, 300-301, at Royal St. George's in Sandwich, England.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 21, 2001
  6. Nicklaus trumps the "king" in his own court

    Larry Schwartz

    Jack Nicklaus wins the U.S. Open when he defeats hometown favorite Arnold Palmer in a playoff at the Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 15, 2001
  7. Hogan walks away as U.S. Open champion

    Larry Schwartz

    Having recovered from a near fatal auto accident 16 months ago, Ben Hogan wins the U.S. Open by shooting a 69 in an 18-hole playoff at the Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 08, 2001
  8. Elder first African-American invited to Masters

    Larry Schwartz

    Lee Elder becomes the first African-American golfer to qualify for the Masters by winning the Monsanto Open.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 18, 2001
  9. Nicklaus Masters Augusta, sets records

    Larry Schwartz

    Jack Nicklaus wins the Masters with a 271, three under Ben Hogan's 1953 record.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 09, 2001
  10. Sarazen's Masterful double eagle

    Larry Schwartz

    Gene Sarazen makes a double eagle on the 15th hole at the Masters, perhaps the most famous shot in golf, when he knocks the ball in the cup from 220 yards out. The two helps Sarazen force a playoff, which he will win the next day.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 06, 2001
  11. Sifford sets precedent for African-Americans

    Larry Schwartz

    Charles Sifford becomes the first African-American to win a major U.S. pro golf tournament when he captures the Long Beach Open.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | November 07, 2000
  12. Didrikson was a woman ahead of her time

    Larry Schwartz

    Babe Didrikson was a three-time winner of the U.S. Women's Open in golf and winner of two gold and one silver track-and-field medals at the 1932 Olympics.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 22, 2000
  13. Remarkable Hogan wins '50 U.S. Open

    Larry Schwartz

    Ben Hogan, the winner of nine majors in the 16 he competed in from the 1946 PGA through 1953, will be profiled on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury on July 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 14, 2000
  14. Jones claimed golf's Grand Slam in 1930

    Larry Schwartz

    Bobby Jones, the only golfer to win the Grand Slam and the winner of 13 majors, will be profiled on ESPN Classic?s SportsCentury series on July 20 at 8 p.m. ET

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 14, 2000