1. 1970: ‘Nice going, Jack. Hey, is Arnie there?’
Anytime anyone goes up against Arnold Palmer, the gallery is going to side with Arnie. Even if you’re Jack Nicklaus. So when the two greats went head to head in the 36-hole Sunday finish, Nicklaus knew he was playing against Palmer, the course and the crowd. They tied at 274, then Nicklaus made short work of the playoff, making a tap-in birdie on the first extra hole. Afterwards, Nicklaus was told that Vice President Spiro Agnew was on the phone with congratulations. But when Nicklaus picked up the phone, an operator told him Agnew wanted to talk to Palmer.