About the Photographs
 
 
 
 
The most famous photo in golf.  Ben Hogan completes his comeback from a near-fatal automobile accident, hitting a perfect 1-iron en route to victory in the 1951 U.S. Open at Merion.
Ken Venturi survives 36 grueling holes in nearly 100-degree heat at Congressional Country Club to capture the 1964 Open.
Amateur Francis Ouimet does the impossible, defeating heavily favored pros Harry Vardon and Ted Ray to win the 1913 U. S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Arnold Palmer tosses his hat in the air in celebration of victory at the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills in Colorado.  Palmer drove the first green and charged to a round of 65 in the final round, defeating a strong field that included Ben Hogan and a young, talented amateur named Jack Nicklaus.
Tom Watson holes a dramatic pitch from heavy rough at the 17th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links to steal the 1982 U. S. Open from rival Jack Nicklaus.
In 1930, when Bob Jones won the U.S. Amateur at Merion, he completed his sweep of what were then the 4 major tournaments in what was dubbed "The Impregnable Quadrilateral." We call it the Grand Slam today, and no one has repeated the feat since. Although Tiger Woods held all 4 major titles at once, he did not win them in the same calendar year, making Jones still the only man to complete the feat. For the last half of his life, Jones endured painful disease and debilitation but did so with dignity and grace, reminding us all that in life, "we play the ball as it lies."