On this day in 1935 Gene Sarazen went on to win the Masters, it would be his only win at Augusta. He beat Craig Wood in a playoff after making an albatros on the par-five 15th hole in regulation play.
Sarazen was three shots behind the leader Wood heading to the par-five 15th hole in the last round of the tournament.
From 235 yards he struck a perfect 4-wood that found the cup for a double-eagle and became known as “the shot heard round the world.”
The Albatross at No. 15 allowed Sarazen to tie Wood after regulation play ended and he went on to beat Wood the next day in a 36-hole playoff.
It was Sarazen’s seventh and last major title of his career but it completed his career Grand Slam. He is one of only five golfers, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to have won all four professional major championships in their career.
Sarazen’s famous shot will forever be remembered at the Augusta National Golf Club by a bridge named in his honour.