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In 1935, Gene Sarazen hit what might be one of the most famous shots ever struck. The "Shot heard 'round the world" was an albatross two on the par-five 15th hole. The shot sparked the Squire to a five-stroke win in the second Masters ever played.
In 1986, during a remarkable stretch of golf by the then 46-year-old Jack Nicklaus, the Golden Bear capped off an eagle-birdie-birdie run by sinking an improbable birdie on the 17th hole. He would post a final-round 65 and win his record sixth Masters.
In 1992, Fred Couples did the unthinkable by playing at the pin on the 12th on Sunday. As often happens, Couples shot came up short and began rolling back into Rae's Creek only to stop short of the water. Couples would save par and went on to win his only major championship.
In 2005, after his tee shot ended up left of the green on the par-three 16th, Tiger Woods chipped in for a birdie by rolling his ball up the slope of the green and letting it feed back down. Footage of the shot would be used in Nike commercials not long after Woods slipped on his fourth Green Jacket.
Not all shots are good at the Masters, however.
In 2011, Rory McIlroy arrived on the 10th tee on Sunday with the lead. His tee shot was so far left that he was next to bungalows. Most of the world didn't even know those bungalows existed until McIlroy hit that shot. He would triple-bogey the hole and begin an amazing meltdown that saw him finish T15 for the tournament.
In 1996, Greg Norman began his generation-defining collapse by spinning his second shot off the front of the ninth green (a cardinal sin at Augusta). The images of Norman walking toward his ball while it rolled back toward him down the hill are unforgettable. After taking a six-stroke lead into the final round, he would lose to eventual champion Nick Faldo by five.
Perhaps the most disturbing shot, or series of shots, was Tom Weiskopf dumping nearly two sleeves of balls in Rae's Creek on the 12th in 1980. After washing five balls, Weiskopf finally carded a 13.
Unbelievable shots and scores aren't the exclusive property of the Masters, but it certainly seems like the Masters gets more than its fair share.