16th Hole, Muirfield Scotland
In the third round of the 1972 Open Championship, Lee Trevino holed a bunker shot here for a birdie, one of five birdies in a row to finish that round. A day later he won the championship. On that day Jack Nicklaus looked as if he might add the Open to his victories in the Masters and U.S. Open that year, but his chances disappeared at 16 when he missed a three-footer for par.
In 2002 Ernie Els was one stroke in the lead with three holes to go before he double-bogeyed 16 to fall one back. He eventually won a four-man playoff.
It was England's Peter Butler who scored the first Ryder Cup ace in 1973—he and partner Brian Barnes nonetheless lost their match to Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, and the U.S. won the Cup that year, 19–13.