Sam Snead

This Day in Sports History: July 5

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: July 5

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, July 5 is a day in which a color line was broken in both baseball and tennis and one of the greatest tennis matches in history took place.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 27

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 27

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 27 is a day in which a legendary golfer was born and one of the most famous "walkouts" in NBA history took place.

 

20 Greatest Golfers of All Time (Updated)

Athlon counts down the best in the game's history
<p> Athlon Counts Down the Best in the Game's History</p>

By his own admission, Tiger Woods has had his sights set on Sam Snead's all-time wins record since he crossed the 50-win barrier back in 2006. Now that Tiger has matched the Slammer with win No. 82, he has strengthened his grip on the top spot on our list of history's 20 greatest golfers — especially since he is showing signs of entering a new phase of achievement, one that is as welcome as it is unexpected.

 

10 Greatest Masters Champions Ever

Jack, Arnie, Tiger and Phil Top the List of Augusta Aces
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The Masters is the world's greatest golf tournament, so it's not surprising that it has produced an elite list of champions. We've identified the 10 greatest, who collectively possess 32 Green Jackets and have provided countless classic moments.

 

20 Best Golfers of All Time

The 10 Greatest Masters Champions of All Time

Jack, Arnie, Tiger and Phil Top the List of Augusta Aces
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The Masters is the world's greatest golf tournament, so it's not surprising that it has produced an elite list of champions. We've identified the 10 greatest, who collectively possess 32 Green Jackets and have provided countless classic moments.

 

10 Greatest Masters Champions of All Time

Jack, Arnie, Tiger and Phil Top the List of Augusta Aces
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The Masters is the world's greatest golf tournament, so it's not surprising that it has produced an elite list of champions. We've identified the 10 greatest, who collectively possess 32 Green Jackets and have provided countless classic moments.

Golf's Mt. Rushmore

Who would make the list for golf's ultimate foursome?
<p> Who would make the list for professional golf's ultimate foursome?</p>

All this talk about the Mt. Rushmore of this and the Mt. Rushmore of that reminded me that the concept works better for golf than any other sport, since golfers naturally organize themselves in groups of four. So who comprises golf's ultimate foursome?

In completing my list, I used two primary criteria: achievement and impact. Who won important golf tournaments, and who transcended the game while doing so?

Golf's Mount Rushmore

Who would make the list for professional golf's ultimate foursome?
<p> Who would make the list for professional golf's ultimate foursome?</p>

As my colleague Charlie Miller has continued to unveil his elite quartets for each major league baseball franchise, it got me to thinking: Who is on golf’s Mount Rushmore?

Arnold Palmer received the Congressional Gold Medal this week as that body's "highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions." Arnie is clearly one member of this elite foursome, as is Jack Nicklaus, who was also on hand for the ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.