They almost seem mutually exclusive: "golf" and "culturally significant."
But after a bit of thinking and a little research, there have been some moments in the game that have affected society.
No, not John Daly trying to re-enact Tin Cup by dunking ball after ball at Bay Hill Country Club before writing down a 16 on his scorecard.
No, it's not Colin Montgomerie and his world-famous rabbit ears getting into it with fans.
There have actually been things that change how we think, how we spectate and how we choose our heroes.
Here are six of those.