2. 1960: Let’s get this Arnie started
The seeds of Arnold Palmer’s eight-win, two-major campaign in 1960 were sown in the Texas Open Invitational. Palmer had one win, in the Palm Springs Desert Golf Classic, when he arrived in San Antonio. His first three rounds were 69, 65, and 67, and, despite a final-round 75, he hung on for a two-shot win over Doug Ford and Frank Stranahan. Palmer would go on to win eight times that year, including his second Masters and his charge at Cherry Hills in the U.S. Open.