#1: Dramatic U.S. Open Win
It has been called the greatest comeback in U.S. Open history and one of the best in all of sports.
Seven shots off the lead and tied for 15th on the final day of the 1960 U.S. Open, Arnold Palmer walked onto the first tee at Cherry Hills and delivered a thunderbolt that sent his balata-covered ball 346 yards to the green. Driven by disparaging comments made earlier in the day by sportswriter Bob Drum, who told Palmer he didn't have a chance, Palmer birdied six of the first seven holes, reeling in Ben Hogan, then 47, and Jack Nicklaus, the 20-year-old phenom who was leading. A solid back nine was capped by a chip and a putt on 18 to put it away for Palmer, who whirled his visor into the air in celebration of an incredible two-shot victory over Nicklaus. Arnold Palmer's only U.S. Open win, it is one of the tournament's finest moments.
Full 1960 U.S. Open news reel courtesy of the USGA.