Jack Nicklaus' One-Iron Off the Flagstick on the 71st Hole of the 1972 U.S. Open
"Only God can hit a one-iron," Lee Trevino once said. And that's just what happened on the 17th hole on Sunday at the '72 Open. With a hurting wind howling off the water, Nicklaus, nursing a narrow lead, rifled a one-iron off the flagstick of the par-3, sticking the shot to within five inches of the cup. The result: a tap-in birdie and a three-stroke victory for a higher power known as the Golden Bear.