Ask anyone – golf enthusiasts, Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest staff, and Augusta National officials – what their top Masters moments are, and it's likely each person will have a different list.
The tournament is rife with memorable moments, whether it's Jack Nicklaus's sixth Masters win in 1986 or Bubba Watson's hooking, 161-yard shot that landed just 15 feet from the flag on the 10th hole in 2012.
The Aiken Standard came up with its own list of unforgettable moments.
1935: Gene Sarazen's double eagle from more than 230 yards out on the 15th hole. It is known as the “shot heard around the world,” and Sarazen would end up winning. The tournament at that time was known as the Augusta Invitational.
1953: Ben Hogan wins the Masters, the first of three consecutive majors he would win, as he would later go onto win the U.S. Open and the British Open, arguably golf's greatest season. Hogan was nearly killed in a car accident in 1949.
1960: Arnold Palmer's consecutive birdies on 17 and 18 to overtake Ken Venturi, giving Palmer a Masters victory by one stroke.
1961: Gary Player became the first non-American to win the Masters tournament.
1975: Lee Elder becomes the first African-American player to qualify and play in the Masters. The Augusta National wouldn't open its membership to African Americans until 1990.
1979: Spaniard Severiano Ballesteros' victory in 1979 opens the flood gate to a series of victories by European golfers in future Masters tournaments.
1986: Jack Nicklaus wins his sixth Masters at age 46, becoming the oldest player to win the major, with a score of 30 on the back nine.
1987: Local boy makes good, when Augusta's Larry Mize, who had worked the scoreboard at the Masters as a teenager, would go onto win golf's most venerable major by defeating Seve Ballesteros and Greg Norman in a playoff.
1997: Tiger Woods wins the first of his four Masters titles, and in doing so, shatters Jack Nicklaus' 32-year old scoring record of 271, by carding a 270.
2004: Phil Mickelson wins his first Masters by sinking an 18-foot putt for birdie on the 18th and final hole.
Augusta National: Gates open at 8 a.m., close 30 minutes after play
Live online viewing at www.masters.com
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Masters On the Range
11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Amen Corner
12:30 to 7 p.m.: Featured group 1, group 2
12:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Hole Nos. 15 and 16
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Masters in-depth video highlights
At conclusion of tournament play: Green Jacket Ceremony
Live TV coverage
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Masters On the Range, CBS Sports Network
2 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Live coverage on CBS
AP file photo Larry Mize after his win in 1987.×
AP file photo Jack Nicklaus watches his putt drop for a birdie on the 17th hole at Augusta National during the Masters golf tournament on April 13, 1986. Nicklaus went on to win his sixth Masters title.×
AP file photo Four-time Masters champion Arnold Palmer signs autographs for fans as he arrives for practice for the Masters golf tournament on April 6, 2004. Palmer makes sure every fan can read his name. And like so many other aspects of his golfing career, his influence spans generations.×
AP photo From left, honorary starters Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus chat after hitting on the first tee during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday in Augusta.×
AP photo From left, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player walk together during the Par 3 competition before the Masters golf tournament Wednesday.×
AP photo Gary Player tees off on the third hole during the par three competition before the Masters golf tournament.×
MCT photo Phil Mickelson makes his way between holes during the first round of the BMW Championship PGA golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri, on Sept. 5, 2008.×
AP photo Honorary starter Arnold Palmer punches the air after hitting off the first tee before the first round of the Masters golf tournament on Thursday.×
AP photo Honorary starter Gary Player hits a ball on the first tee before the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday.×
AP photo Gary Player, from left, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer stand at the first tee box during the Par 3 contest before the Masters golf tournament on Wednesday.×
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