1977: Tom Watson holds off Golden Bear for first Masters win
Not many golfers got the best of Jack Nicklaus in their careers - much less in majors - but Tom Watson seemed to make a habit of it. The trend began in the 1977 Masters, where Watson held off the Golden Bear for his first of his two wins at Augusta National. Nicklaus trailed by three entering the final day, but birdied seven of the first 15 holes to put a scare into the leader.
Watson responded with a 20-foot birdie on the 17th hole for some breathing room, and Nicklaus, playing in the group ahead, made bogey on the final hole to finish two shots behind.